Saturday, December 05, 2015

The Media/Academic/Political Complex.

Notice the guidelines promulgated by the Society of Professional Journalists:

//— When writing about terrorism, remember to include white supremacist, radical anti-abortionists and other groups with a history of such activity.....

— Avoid using word combinations such as "Islamic terrorist" or "Muslim extremist" that are misleading because they link whole religions to criminal activity. Be specific: Alternate choices, depending on context, include "Al Qaeda terrorists" or, to describe the broad range of groups involved in Islamic politics, "political Islamists." Do not use religious characterizations as shorthand when geographic, political, socioeconomic or other distinctions might be more accurate.??

So, DON'T refer to "Muslim extremist"

But DO refer to "White extremist" and "radical anti-abortionists."

Because the former misleadingly links an entire group with criminal activity but the latter.......doesn't? ....apparently.

Do these ideological hacks even recognize their hypocrisy?

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