Friday, October 03, 2008

The New York Times does something right?

I know. Impossible to believe.

I think this falls under the "stopped clock" rule, though. I'm sure they won't do it again anytime soon.

Even if the NYT did stand up, in a way, for the truth the AP is quick to bow to their Saudi Masters.

Newspapers get complaints for DVD ad on Muslims

You can see by the title of the article that the AP is conflating a video that clearly condemns very, very nasty preaching by certain jihadist groups and teachers with "Muslims". This is the same tactic used to blur the lines between illegal aliens invading the U.S. and legal immigrants.

Since the AP gets around 50% of its annual revenue by producing news for consumption by Arabic speakers (news that is usually anti-US, anti-Israel and anti-Christian) you can see that they have an economic motive for trying to kiss greasy Saudi butt.

Newspapers that carried an advertising supplement in recent weeks containing a DVD critical of radical Muslims have faced complaints from readers and questions about whether newspapers should offer a platform to everyone willing to pay for distribution.
Although a few papers refused to carry the DVD, about 70 including The New York Times distributed it on the grounds that rejecting it would violate the sponsor's right to free speech. The decision generated letters, cancellations and even a protest.

The Clarion Fund, a nonprofit founded in 2006 to address "the most urgent threat of radical Islam," spent millions of dollars distributing the DVDs mostly in battleground election states. That targeting led to further outcry about the group's motives.

Mostly because anytime someone tries to raise awareness of the jihadist threat they are clearly anti-Obama, don't you know? And they are icky, knuckle-dragging, gun and god clinging bitter racists). The fact that we are under threat EVERY year is to be forgotten if it may be used against a man who wants to have lunch with Hezbollah and coffee with Hamas.

"I cannot believe that I was sent the hate-inflaming, fear-mongering video disk `Obsession' in my newspaper!" Margaret Lewis of Durham, N.C., wrote to The News & Observer. "What will you enclose next? KKK robes?"

It's good to see that Mohammed L. adopted the Palestinian habit of cyber-dressing like a woman and remember to make it an American sounding name when writing the paper. The peole who watch this movie (I have it on DVD) can clearly see that the hatred is on the side of those who hate America. This is not KKK hatred. This is centuries old and not going to quietly melt into history.

Dozens of people protested outside The Oregonian's offices on Monday, the morning after the Portland, Ore., newspaper carried the DVD. One said he canceled his subscription. Mayor Tom Potter had tried to persuade the paper not to run the ad.
"Dozens"? When it's protestors against something that the AP doesn't like that means 6 or 7 people. If this were a protest by persons supporting right to life or the RKBA and it was 300-400 then it would be called "dozens" by the AP.

Also let's look at this Tom Potter. Why would he even be involved in advertising being put into the local newspaper? It's not a city function. It's private enterprise and as such is protected from his office.

He marched against the Iraq War on the first anniversary of American involvement in March 2004
Oh, he's THAT kind of mayor! Now we know why he wants to stop people from learning about jihadists! He hates America.

On April 22, 2005, Potter withdrew the Portland Police Bureau from the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force. This action came after a dispute of two years over supervision, security clearances for Potter and then-Chief of Police Derrick Foxworth.
Yes, THAT kind of mayor. Let's not have the police of a major metropolitan American city cooperate with the FBI anti-terrorism task force. That might step on some people's toes. Sandy toes. Like I said. He's the kind of mayor that hates America.

In October 2006 Potter introduced a resolution affirming the City’s commitment to the inclusion of immigrants and refugees in civic life, and convened the city’s first-ever Immigrant and Refugee Task Force to recommend strategies to address barriers to engagement.

Cough, cough. Santuary. Cough.

Gee, the opponents of this movie really do have a lot in common.

It was pure profit motive for the NYT to run with this. They don't give a rat's butthole for true freedom and never did. But with subcriptions down, ad revenue down and layoffs before them, layoffs behind them they are looking at having to turn out the lights on their brand new building and go home.

In other words, they sold out.

Oh well, so long as the did the right thing, for once.

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