Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Seattle Jihadist? WHAT Seattle Jihadist?!

With all the ink spilled, and airtime and pixels that the media have been devoted to covering the private lives of celebrities, political gossip and "human interest stories" (translation: fluff), one would almost forget that within the last ten days, a jihadist strolled to a Seattle, WA Jewish Community Center, and:
  • Took a teenage girl hostage at gunpoint
  • Murdered one unarmed woman
  • Attempted to murder four more unarmed civilians, including one pregnant woman

It is as if, like a carton of milk gone bad - *POOF!!!* - the media has decided, en masse, that this story merits no more attention, and instead will devote whatever page-space, airtime and pixels that such a tragedy would otherwise occupy in the main news sections to other, "more pressing stories," including but not limited to:

  • The fact that teenagers who frequently listen to sexually explicit lyrics on their iPods have a higher propensity to initiate sex than those who don't listen to such lyrics (imagine that!!!; Washington Post)
  • Why Paul McCartney locked his soon-to-be ex-wife, Heather Mills, out of their house (CNN)
  • Janet Jackson's upcoming topless photo for Vibe Magazine (USAToday)
  • The morning that pyschotic, race-hustling Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney (D-GA), in a desperate bid, stood on a Georgia streetcorner, singing "disco soul tunes" (LA Times)
  • How a Vermont town is wondering what to do with a 102-year-old fire station (NY Times)

And the mainstream media still cannot figure out why their customer base is shrinking, and their trustworthiness is going down faster than free cocktails at a Kennedy family reunion.

By willfully ignorning this startling story - and the fact that it is a continuation of a series of jihadist attacks on U.S. soil - the media is doing nothing short of denying the threat that militant Islam poses a real and current
threat to every north American citizen, town and city.

"The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it."
- Albert Einstein

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