Tuesday, December 23, 2008

How the AP 'Reports' The News..An Interesting Example Of Blatant Media Bias

I believe most of us realize by now that a large part of the dinosaur media is corrupt and has lost all contact with even basic journalistic principles and integrity, but this particular example begs to be used as a prime example.

The headline, written by AP scribbler Geoff Mulvihill and redacted by the San Jose Mercury News reads: Many Muslims frustrated with Fort Dix verdict and is supposedly a report on the verdict in the trial of the Fort Dix jihadis.

Read this and remember the headline this was posted under and see what you think:

Five Muslim immigrants face possible life prison terms after being convicted of plotting to massacre U.S. soldiers in a case that supporters called entrapment and prosecutors said was a pre-emptive strike against terrorism. {...}

The arrests in 2007 and subsequent trial tested the FBI's post-Sept. 11 strategy of infiltrating and breaking up terrorist plots in their earliest stages. Muslim leaders reacted with frustration after the verdict. "Many people in the Muslim community will see this as a case of entrapment," said Jim Sues, executive director of the New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, who attended five days of trial testimony. "From what I saw, there was a significant role played by the government informant."

Sues said the case turned on the legal definition of conspiracy, which he said proved to be far broader than he thought.

"The evidence showed there was no real, honest-to-God planning for an attack on Fort Dix," he said. "The defendants were never all in a room at one time with a map of the fort, plotting what they were going to do."

James Yee, the former Muslim chaplain at the Guantanamo Bay military prison, said the case was flimsy.

"All of this doesn't help build trust with the American Muslim community, and that is vital if our law enforcement is going to fight terrorism," said Yee, who was once charged with mishandling classified material in a suspected espionage ring. The charges were later dropped.

"If anyone can improve security, it's our community, but we need to be seen as trusted partners, not potential suspects."

Remember that headline..MANY Muslims frustrated with Fort Dix verdict. AP's evidence of this widespread 'frustration' of 'many Muslims' is an official of unidicted co-conspirators CAIR and a ex-Marine Muslim chaplain who was acquitted of pro-jihad espionage charges on a technicality! And it quotes him, of course, as a legal expert that the case against the Fort Dix conspirators was 'flimsy.'

And speaking about inadvertently tripping over one's own feet, the writer cites another Muslim, a member of the Albanian community who's views are 180 degrees in the opposite direction, saying "They were just out of their mind and they should be put away for life. The Albanian community is nothing like this."

Apparently he and most of the Albanian community don't work for CAIR or any other Islamist jihad-friendly group, so they aren't part of those many frustrated Muslims.

To cap things off, the article also refers to the five as 'Muslim immigrants' when three of them, the Albanians, were illegal aliens who got into the US via our porous southern border.

Like I said, it's not about actually reporting the news anymore for these people. It's about a political agenda.

Perhaps that's part of the reason their readership is in the toilet and they're going broke.

1 comment:

Sabra said...

Thank goodness for the internet, FF, or most of us would never know "the truth" about anything. And, we certainly wouldn't ever know "the truth" if we were left with only reports from the AP.

I'm shocked - shocked, I tell you - that Sues and Yee would be quoted and reported as "many muslims." And, "five muslim immigrants..." elicits a whole lot more sympathy doesn't it, than "three illegal aliens."