Thursday, December 03, 2015

9/11 and Censorship.

There is a surprising amount of media support about "thousands and thousands of Muslims in the New York area celebrating the 9/11 attacks."

I suspect that if there was this level of evidence/media reports about conservatives celebrating the murder of an abortion doctor, it would be "established history."

I just don't remember these reports.  Maybe they weren't carried outside of the NY area; maybe I just didn't want to believe them.

I do remember how quickly the media began to run "Don't hate Muslim" ads and how uniformly videos of people jumping/falling  from the World Trade Center were suppressed.

There is a discontinuity between official news and what people know, and the difference is feeding Trump's campaign. The fact that Trump can dredge up "news outside the narrative" may be both a great service. It is also proof that censorship of any kind is a bad idea, since all that censorship manages to accomplish is to teach people that their news can't be trusted.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2015/12/01/7-pieces-of-documentation-that-vindicate-trumps-claim-of-911-muslim-celebrations/

5 comments:

Jackie said...

"I suspect that if there was this level of evidence/media reports about conservatives celebrating the murder of an abortion doctor, it would be 'established history.'"

Wow, you conservatives sure are trod upon. I can't imagine how horrible it must feel to be so persecuted. Please try your best to endeavor to persevere.

Peter Bradley said...

What's your factual basis for disagreeing with my post?

Lauran said...

I would certainly like to hear her response.

What would leftists know of endeavoring to persevere?? Why, persistent whining about persecution for being black put Obama in the White House, didn’t it?

Jackie said...

You think its wrong for the media to run "don't hate Muslim ads?" Is it that you support hating Muslims as a group so you hate the ads? Is hating Muslims as a group "an unrepentant Catholic bias?" Don't you see where that leads?

The media support for a major event like thousands of Muslims in New Jersey cheering on 9/11 is basically non-existent. Please, let's see the videos. Exactly where in New Jersey did this happen? Why is it so hard to admit that Donald Trump lied or massively exaggerated the truth. What does anyones view about the creditability of Donald Trump have to do with being a conservative or a leftist (as Lauran incorrectly labeled me above) or a progressive. Seems like everyone, including Lauran and Peter Sean Bradley, is playing identity politics these days.

Lauran said...

"The media support for a major event like thousands of Muslims in New Jersey cheering on 9/11 is basically non-existent.”

How would you know they don’t exist? You assume an event never took place because the media didn’t cover it? Are you serious? I know folks from Manhattan who heard the cheering and in Queens--I have no doubt there was cheering in New Jersey as well. That you don’t believe any cheering took place is totally irrelevant to the truth, by the way. You certainly quack like a leftist.

"Seems like everyone, including Lauran and Peter Sean Bradley, is playing identity politics these days.” Seems so to whom? You? Who’s whining now?

And I’ll let Mr. Bradley address your misinterpretation of his statement regarding the muslim ads--seems you got that one wrong--too.


 
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