Wednesday, December 28, 2005

The MSM is Always a Riot

I wrote this prior to the Christmas holiday. Since it was not chock full of holiday spirit, I delayed the delivery until now.

I do not condone rioting in any form. It's grossly uncivilized behavior. That does not justify the uncivilized, biased reporting, that is being vended by the press. Violent riots have occurred in both France and Australia recently.

Important Note: Both riots were sparked by the actions of Arab, Palestinian or Muslim youths, breaking the law.

French Rioters Shoot at Police, Fire Crews
Associated Press Writer
Nov 03 11:45 AM US/Eastern

AULNAY-SOUS-BOIS, France - Rioting youths shot at police and firefighters Thursday after burning car dealerships and public buses and hurling rocks at commuter trains. France's government faced growing pressure to curb the violence, fueled by anger over poor conditions in suburban Paris housing projects.
It appears, in the first paragraph, Jamie would like to convince us that French youth are only acting on their pent up frustration over lean welfare checks, and police chasing lawbreakers into an electric insect zapper.
French rioters not linked to radical Islamic militants, officials and experts say
By: Associated Press - France has been rocked by riots since Oct. 27, and many of the youths throwing rocks and gasoline bombs are the French-born children of immigrants from North Africa and West Africa. The country is home to more than 5 million Muslims, many living in impoverished housing projects that have been epicenters of the unrest.
More apology coming from AP. Now they must be desperate to dissassociate their adopted constituency from being tied to global terror merchants. Sure, they are all just structured gangs. Sure, we are all just prematurely speculating.
Rioters shoot police as French president promises crackdown
Last Updated Mon, 07 Nov 2005 06:32:42 EST
CBC News

Many people view the violence as the expression of pent-up anger by the country's unemployed and underemployed youth, particularly in Muslim immigrant communities, and as a sign of the difficulty North Africans have experienced in trying to integrate into French society.
I will give you one guess who's opinion they are talking about. Even that guess doesn't count.

Let us fast forward to the riot events in Sydney:
(AP)Rioters Smash Sydney Stores, Cars
The violence shocked Sydney, a city of 4 million that prides itself on being a largely harmonious cultural melting pot.

One government lawmaker, Bruce Baird, said anti-Muslim resentment that has risen since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in the United States and the 2002 Bali bombings in Indonesia that killed 88 Australians also played a role.

Local residents say there have been frequent minor racially charged confrontations on Cronulla beach, but never anything close to the scale of Sunday's unrest.

It certainly didn't take long for the press and local officials to identify the racist cultural hate brewing behind this riot. This may even be true! What I would like to know is, where was that sort of visual and journalistic clarity during the French riots? Well... it gets better.

Now we have the Reuter's story, on the Sydney riots, that plays both cards:

(Reuters) Police seek to stop third night of Sydney unrest
Racial violence erupted at Sydney's Cronulla Beach on Sunday when some 5,000 people, some yelling racist chants, attacked youths of Middle Eastern background. Police said white supremacists incited it.
The first night, it's all about 'racist whites'. Take note Reuters doesn't mention any racial or political motivations behind the attacks on two lifeguards, by the downtrodden Arab youths. Reuters also didn't think twice about keeping all this juicy racism information, in the story, sans editing. Then, several paragraphs later, during the 'STRIKE BACK' riot, Reuter's and local officials package the information about the Muslim riot response this way:
But some politicians laid the blame squarely on racism.

"We are just getting a sample of what happened in France a few months ago," said Labor opposition politician Harry Quick.

"We have reached a pressure cooker stage here. People of ethnic minority in Australia are just taking things into their own hands."

That's right folks. This article starts with Arab or Lebanese or Palestinian youths allegedly beating up lifeguards, followed by evil white racists, beating up Arabs and Muslims, followed by general banter implying racism on both sides, ending with an argument that the ethic minorities, and not the poor classes in general, are just victims of, you guessed it, evil white racists and downtrodden social conditions. I don't remember any mention of downtrodden social conditions for Lebanese Muslims, when they were raping young Australian girls, in the name of cultural tradition, back in the late '90's. Shhhh... don't tell anybody.

Do these people make this crap up as they go along?


The Conservative UAW Guy said...

The first post Christmas post!

The Conservative UAW Guy said...

As always, a stellar job, Insol.
Reading these asshats is so aggravating. They are so transparent, yet (seemingly), a majority of people eat this crap up.

Sometimes I think we, as a nation, may be doomed.

Then I drink some beer and I'm ok.

I pray a lot, too...

Insolublog said...

I am glad you got to be first, jimmyb. People love pre-digested sensation, since it takes away yet another personal responsibility; the responsibility to think for yourself.
It has always been in the news. It will always be in the news. Hopefully, the reporting will be balanced someday.

Dr. Phat Tony said...

Wait let me get this straight...I can no longer believe everything that I read? I guess that old "show it to me in black and white" saying doesn't hold water anymore.

Insolublog said...

Sad, but true Doc. This is why I use red, green and blue occasionally.

Uber said...

Yes, yes they are. Always informative, shining a light on the fools, Insolu.

The internet helps so much, all hope is not lost, jimmy (but it's still a good excuse to work in some great beer).

Even my own mother is now spreading useful information from less biased sources via email instead of the "fwd fwd fwd...If you don't pass this stupid stuff on to 3 thousand people in 2 seconds your pc will explode and kittens will die!!!" and I thought that might never happen. :)

FIAR said...

I'm going to have to repeat one of my recent posts on this one.

I just keep having this image in my head of Dr. Nick Riviera saying, "Bias? What media bias? Hey, look over there!"

Great work Insol!

Wyatt Earp said...

"Hi, everybody!"

"Hi, Dr. Nick!"

Damned whitey. Always trying to keep a muslim down.

Ssssteve said...

Great Post as always, Jimmy is right, they are so transparent, and the loser liberals just keep drinking the Kool-aid!

GunnNutt said...

You use red, green and blue? But...color blind people can't tell the difference and will be *gasp* offended! This is sure to set off a wave of blog-rioting between the underpriviledged/underemployed color-blind readers and the racist color-using rich white neocon bloggers!

Wait 'till I drink a little more and I'll figure out how Islamofacists fit in...

Insolublog said...

Uber - Rather than shine a light on them, it would be more fun to light a fire under them.

FIAR - Dr. Nick is awesome. Is he Eastern European? I'm not going on the name, but the 3 day stubble and the accent.

Wyatt - Oh oh. You forgot to capitalize Muslim. A Fatwa on you my friend.

Ssssteve - Snorting the Kool-aide, through rolled up welfare checks ;)

GunnNutt - Damn GunnNutt, now I am going to be sued for not making my blog handicap accesible. I will have to provide parking for any mentally crippled comments at the top.

mensa B said...

Truly good purgings from 05, there insolublog (^__^) !
In a hundred years from now, it will -all- be read as satire...

To be ahead of one's time, we've begun to do it now ;)

Pebble said...

Kiss Kiss ~ Happy New Year!

Interesting Article:


SeanS said...

As I've always said, liberals will never let the truth stand in the way of their agenda.

Happy New Year!

Difster said...

It's all Whitey's fault.

I think all of white males should just devote our blogs to the process of apologizing for all of the evil in the world.

Insolublog said...

mensab - My stuff will be read as satire. Your recipes will still be getting raves.

PebblePie - Yeah. My eye was on that one. Remember the nay voters come election time.

SeanS - That's ok with me, as long as it stands between them and future elections.

Difster - All the apologies seem to accomplish, is having the Jesse Jackson finger pointed at you followed by:

"See! He's apologizing. That proves he was guilty in the first place."

Daniel Levesque said...

Muslims have a bad tendency to bring violent dischord with them everywhere they go, and they usually do it in the name of Allah. I t may not be all Muslims, but it is a large enough segment of the Muslim population to be alarming. Try getting the MSM to admit to this. It won't happen.