Kathy Shaidle

Media Matters Attacks 'Right Wingers' for 'Attacking American Muslims' after Muslim Attacks Americans

Posted on November 9 2009 9:24 am
Kathy Shaidle blogs at FiveFeetOfFury, now entering its 11th year online. Her latest book is Acoustic Ladylandkathy shaidle, which Mark Steyn calls "a must-read."
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In a world gone mad, be grateful the George Soros Steno Pool at Media Matters has its priorities straight.

Thirteen Americans have been murdered by a home grown Islamic terrorist and traitor, but for Media Matters, that’s another precious opportunity to scold their racist, redneck countrymen for asking uncomfortable questions.

Today’s Media Matters’ headline declares: “Right-Wing Media Respond To Fort Hood Shooting By Attacking American Muslims”:

But none of the “right wingers” they cite in their post do any such thing.

Not one of them calls on the federal government to, say, round up and jail American Muslims. Not one suggests the bombing of local mosques, a halt to immigration from Muslim nations, or even giving hijab clad women dirty looks on the subway.

The pundits quoted by Media Matters do mention the Fort Hood shooter by name, obviously, with blogger Pamela Geller calling him a “pig.”

Another blogger, Debbie Schlussel, denounces “all of the other Muslim American traitorous soldiers in the U.S. military who’ve shot their fellow soldiers up and killed them or otherwise helped the enemy” — a pattern soundly documented at Investor’s Business Daily last week.

Like the other “right wingers” singled out by Media Matters (such as Michelle Malkin and Tucker Carlson) Geller and Schlussel confine their comments to the very specific subject of Muslims currently serving in the American military, and how they are being trained and treated. A timely topic for discussion if ever there was one.

Unless you’re a professional leftist at Media Matters, where looking through the wrong end of the telescope is part of the job description.

Nothing Malkin or the others said seemed particularly shocking or outrageous to me, naturally. (Then again, I used up my weekend quota of “outrage” on General Casey, whose recent remarks wouldn’t sound terribly out of place in the Media Matters comments section.)

What I did find troubling was the sheer number of question marks sprinkled among their statements.

Even my fellow “right wingers” — among them the bravest and most outspoken on “our side” –  feel obliged (perhaps by the current rules for polite, politically correct discourse) to “phrase their answers in the form of a question.” Like you have to do on that game show.

What’s it called again? Oh yeah: Jeopardy.

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