CNN is feeding us a bunch of baloney. It is no wonder that the American Public walks about with factually flawed opinions formed by exposure to big media news reports that are slanted to the tipping point – almost invariably to the Left. CNN-World’s initial news report of the Geert Wilders trial in The Netherlands piles high the slices of you-know-what by use of a few carefully chosen adjectives and hyperbolic nouns. And they expect us to eat it.
Wilders’ case is about the Muslim-driven criminal prosecution of an elected Dutch Parliamentarian for his reasonable exercise of free political speech. Wilders’ forthright orations and his movie “Fitna” have inspired his countrymen to rally against The Netherlands becoming a Muslim State. Reading CNN’s report without any other information would make it easy to believe that the issue is really the Dutch Government’s moral obligation to protect the World of Islam from the hatred and racial vitriol of men like Wilders. And therein, folks, is our big fat baloney sandwich.
CNN-World’s story is here:
“Controversial Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders appeared in court Wednesday on charges of inciting discrimination and hatred that relate in part to his much-criticized film about Islam…
Well, now, the film got a whole lot of praise, too. It is actually about Koran-inspired violent jihad and the progressive Islamization of the European continent.
…Prosecutors initially decided not to pursue the case… even though Wilders’ comments were “defamatory and hurtful to a great number of Muslims,” they fell within the limits of free speech….
Yes, I’m sure there was a lot of Muslim outrage at what Fitna exposed about Islam. There’s always Muslim rage about something. And the government decided to prosecute Wilders, after all.
…The charges relate to comments Wilders made in a variety of media between 2006 and 2008… in which he said he wanted to stop the “tsunami of Islamisation,” and another… in which he said the Quran should be banned….
… Wilders’ film “Fitna,” which he released online in March 2008 to international outcry, is also part of the charges against him. The film features disturbing images of terrorist acts superimposed over verses from the Quran in order to paint Islam as a threat to Western society…
Okay. Watch “Fitna” right here and listen to Muslims themselves talk about what they intend to do with Europe, The United States and The Entire World. “Fitna” does not paint Islam as anything. It factually reveals some ugly truths about Muslim doctrine and intent.
…the movie drew complaints from the European Union and the Organization of the Islamic Conference, as well as concern from the United States…”
Yes, indeedy. The European Union is now beholden to Islam. The Organization of the Islamic Conference pretty much runs the United Nations. And the griping in the United States probably came from places like Dearborn, Michigan, an American city now populated by a large enclave of Muslims.
CNN’s report is full of baloney, sliced thick. It is not news. It is an editorial masquerading as news, designed to distort or misrepresent facts and thereby manipulate public opinion. It’s what is so wrong with journalism today.
Pass the mustard.