Network News: Prepackaged for optimal PC spin

In yet another move that takes political correctness to the level of utter ignorance, ABC news goes out of its way to not mention that a man arrested with bomb making material was a Muslim.

Marine Lance Corporal Yonathan Melaku was arrested around 2am today by military police at Arlington National Cemetery. The police report that their initial attempt to confront Melaku resulted in his attempting to flee. After giving chase on foot, the police caught Melaku and discovered that his backpack contained four bags of a common bomb making material ammonium nitrate, along with spent 9mm cartridges and a notebook with the words “Taliban rules,” “mujahidin” and “defeated coalition forces.”

In reporting the story, Diane Sawyer and Pierre Thomas called Melaku everything but a Muslim. Sawyer referred to Melaku as “a 22-year old Marine Lance Corporal”, while Pierre referred to Melaku as “suspect”, “Marine reservist”, “a 22-year old Ethiopian American”, and “a lone wolf”. Not once in the ABC report was the word Muslim uttered.

The same was true at NBC where Brian Williams blazed past the issue with a brief mention of the actions of “a Marine reservist”. In a move that ABC and NBC would likely have rather taken had it not been for credibility issues, CBS simply didn’t report the story at all.

How many Muslim terrorists must we intercept and how many victims to successful Muslim terror attacks are necessary before the politically correct zombies will wake up and call a spade a spade? The leftist media never has an issue using “Christian” as a descriptive term. They clearly have no issues with referring to a “suspect’s” military rank and status. However, in much the same way as the term “illegal immigrant” is selectively left out of so many applicable news reports, the media refuse to mention the word “Muslim” in reporting terror attacks. The hard cold facts are that Islam is a remarkably common denominator in these attacks. All the disingenuous reporting in the world will not change that fact.

It’s embarrassing to watch the media intentionally omit information in an attempt to give the news a tint they find appealing.

It’s even more embarrassing that some of these same hacks have the nerve to take issue with the journalistic integrity of news sources that do report ALL the facts.      

Casey Anthony trial creates maddness

I came across a story today about a fight breaking out amongst some attending the Casey Anthony trial.

In reading the headline my instincts told me that tempers had likely flared due to the highly charged atmosphere around the case. It was a logical conclusion as the murders of children always generate a great deal of emotion, as they should.

In this case however, my instincts couldn’t have been more wrong. The story found here: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/caylee-anthony/os-casey-anthony-line-fight-courthous20110617,0,2019911.story reports that the fight was actually between hopeful spectators waiting in line to get tickets to the Anthony trial. …I’ll give you a minute to collect your jaw from the desk in front of you….

Ok, that’s right, apparently a couple of professional gawkers started a fight when they cut in line to get Anthony trial tickets and then started throwing punches when the rest of the line attempted to put them in line.

Personally, I find this entire thing sickening. From the murder of the child to the mother’s behavior after the child’s “disappearance” to the sleazy “family secrets” to the mobs outside the courthouse vying to get in for a peek. Does anyone even remember why this event is taking place? A beautiful, defenseless child was murdered and now the world wants to come by and dip their handkerchief in her blood.

The public’s reaction to these types of things in many cases is as alarming as the heinous acts themselves. This entire circus needs to close down. The accused should be tried in solitude and if found guilty sent away and forgotten about.