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MSM Distortions…Again

Posted by Bruce Carroll at 11:35 am - November 8, 2005.
Filed under: Media Bias

The print edition of the Washington Post had the following headline to this story:

Australian Police Arrest 17, Claim to Foil Attack

Because those innocent Muslims could have been creating a chemistry set for their college course paid for by Australian tax dollars, right?

They have changed it online now to the less offensive, but still suspecting:

Australians Say They Foiled Terror Attack
The Associated Press
Tuesday, November 8, 2005; 9:53 AM

I’m supposing the NY Times had the following headline?

Roosevelt Administration Claims Pearl Harbor Bombed

-Bruce (GayPatriot)



  1. Yeah, but the media has no trouble promulgating the myth that Valerie Plame was outed by the Bush administration, or that Joe Wilson disproved the case for the Iraq War without any disclaimers.

    Comment by V the K — November 8, 2005 @ 12:35 pm - November 8, 2005

  2. Or that SSGT. Jimmy Massey is believable.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — November 8, 2005 @ 2:21 pm - November 8, 2005

  3. I was just wondering, does the earlier failure to report this story count as a MSM “distortion” or “lie?”

    US forces ‘used chemical weapons’ during assault on city of Fallujah”

    Powerful new evidence emerged yesterday that the United States dropped massive quantities of white phosphorus on the Iraqi city of Fallujah during the attack on the city in November 2004, killing insurgents and civilians with the appalling burns that are the signature of this weapon.

    Ever since the assault, which went unreported by any Western journalists, rumours have swirled that the Americans used chemical weapons on the city.

    I get confused, when enveloped in the reality distortion field found here, just what the proper term is.

    Comment by Jody — November 8, 2005 @ 8:01 pm - November 8, 2005

  4. Ahh, Jody, you’ve found the whack-oh Brits’ answer to American tabloids in the grocery store check out aisle, eh?

    Now, if YOU liked that ficitonal story all that much, please tell us about the aliens who visited Earth and created the pyramids, or the five headed Georgia boy who was taken up into outer space while he slept in his Daddie’s trailer, or the hidden graves under the WH ‘causing countless presidents to go insane, or the truth behind HillaryClinton’s lesbian lover, or how about the stories of Vermont State Troopers beating Mrs Dean into submission so that her hubbie could run for the Dem nomination?

    Come on, Jody…. you’re a writer –you know how to make things up, right? Are you seriously suggesting that the INM could get a story right, let alone have even a shred of credibility? From them? I’ll take my chances on the MSM getting any story right before I’d trust the INM.

    Gheez, what passes for writing and journalism these days.

    Comment by Michigan-Matt — November 8, 2005 @ 8:33 pm - November 8, 2005

  5. Just discovered this blog , but have not discovered my homoness , yet . 42 years old and pretty much hetero , I guess .
    Anyhoo , don’t know any gay Aussies , but i know 1 gay Kiwi . He just can’t believe anyone would want to target any people , other than those nasty Yanks , and Israelis , but other than that this story must be hyped way out of proportion .
    Lots of links here to explore , thanks .

    Comment by Sam Spade — November 8, 2005 @ 8:37 pm - November 8, 2005

  6. The liberal media is reporting: “BREAKING NEWS Democrat Tim Kaine will win the Virginia governor’s race over Republican Jerry Kilgore, CNN projects. ” I can’t believe that Virginia hates America!

    Comment by Eddie — November 8, 2005 @ 9:23 pm - November 8, 2005

  7. Bwahahahaha!


    Report THIS, GP name caller and ugly hypocrite. Take another and call us in the morning. 🙂 🙂

    Comment by monty — November 8, 2005 @ 10:33 pm - November 8, 2005

  8. So Jerry Kilgore and Terri Schiavo can both thank W for his endorsement…. Interesting!t

    Comment by Eddie — November 8, 2005 @ 10:44 pm - November 8, 2005

  9. Gloat, Gloat. Yippee!

    OUCH!! I think I pulled something.

    Comment by monty — November 8, 2005 @ 10:46 pm - November 8, 2005

  10. Oh yes, dear Monty, I know the feeling. Defeats for nasty Bush-Rove tactics in both New Jersey (GOP divorcee ad) and Virginia (GOP Hitler ad). Virginia especially interesting — losing GOPper was in a tie until Shrub showed up. Also: Bush-supporting Democratic St. Paul Mayor fired — he no longer “fits in” (2 to 1 there). Uber-lib Mayor Mike in by 20 over hapless Freddie in NYC. The Intelligent Design team ALL thrown out in Dover. Bad news so far ONLY from Texas (where else?), with gay marriage forever banned there — progressive Texans ought to give it up, as that is one hopeless piece of turf.

    Still, plenty to gloat, revel AND wallow in. Oh my, I hear a bell wethering. Got to answer it! Night pumpkins. Keep an eye on California for me.

    Comment by Queer Patriot — November 8, 2005 @ 11:49 pm - November 8, 2005

  11. Am I banned? Not surprised. This is a test to see if you guys are, indeed, the assholes you seem to be.

    Test over. 🙂

    Comment by monty — November 9, 2005 @ 12:04 am - November 9, 2005

  12. Well…..that one went through. 🙂

    Comment by monty — November 9, 2005 @ 12:05 am - November 9, 2005

  13. Never mind….about the asshole remark. 🙂

    Comment by monty — November 9, 2005 @ 12:07 am - November 9, 2005

  14. Nice try Monty… I think even in your monopoly-on-the-truth world you meant to write at #13, “Sorry about the asshole comment Bruce/Dan; I stand humbly in a state of apology. I was wrong… again.”

    But it’s tough for GayLefties to admit fault. Afterall, that’s why hanging chads are still the #1 issue for GayLefties.

    Comment by Michigan-Matt — November 9, 2005 @ 8:59 am - November 9, 2005

  15. Given a choice of abolishing the Electoral College, which was the real reason Gore lost, and whining about “hanging chads”…

    …they will continue to whine about hanging chads.

    Comment by Frank IBC — November 9, 2005 @ 9:26 am - November 9, 2005

  16. The Electoral College is important for a whole lot of reasons.

    But mostly it’s important in the same ways that having a Senate and a House is important.

    It buffers the popular vote, deliberately, to make it harder for high population states to dictate contrary to the interests of other geographical areas. When popular votes are reasonably evenly divided it doesn’t make that much difference. But California or New York have a limit on their influence. If a candidate get’s 52% or if they get 90% the Electoral College votes are the same. In order to stick it to Wyoming, California needs to get other states on board.

    Urban, or Coastal, interests are not the same, even, as the rural parts of their own states. The majority opinion on the coasts does not represent moral authority to dictate to Wyoming. Just go to Wyoming and ask.

    Not that everyone involved doesn’t do a piss poor job of educating on the issue. Our schools mention big state/small state issues in one chapter one year but the rest of the time it’s a simplistic “majority rule” and the “will of the people.”

    Comment by Synova — November 9, 2005 @ 2:14 pm - November 9, 2005

  17. And INCIDENTALLY the biggest reason that democracy fails around the world is that minority populations understand that beneath all the rhetoric, what majority rule means is that they have no recourse.

    Comment by Synova — November 9, 2005 @ 2:19 pm - November 9, 2005

  18. I’d like to see the House, the Senate, and the Electoral College all roled into one. A state’s representation in the new “House/Senate” would be equal to its current number of Congressman plus the two Senators. And the new body would also elect the President. (Yes, it would ge a parliamentary system.)

    If the voters knew that their legislators were responsible for electing the president, I suspect that they might chose more responsible legislators, instead of electing the usual moonbat who happens to bring home the bacon for their district.

    Comment by Frank IBC — November 9, 2005 @ 2:23 pm - November 9, 2005

  19. If I’m not mistooken, the Electors were chosen by the State Legislatures for much, even, most of the country’s history. I wonder if the moonbat quotient was any different then. My recollection of American regard for their elected official is that it hasn’t been high for quite a while. The basic problem is that you always have to choose from a corrupt pool…human beings.

    Comment by EssEm — November 9, 2005 @ 2:59 pm - November 9, 2005

  20. Cattaraugus County New York- tornado approaching Delevan

    Comment by Ed Mahmoud abu Sid & Marty Kroft\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Martyrs Brigades — November 9, 2005 @ 5:13 pm - November 9, 2005

  21. #18 — I don’t know, Frank. I mean, look at Detroit. They just re-elected a mayor who got caught embezzling city funds to buy himself a Lincoln Navigator and used his city credit card to run up huge bar and restaurant tabs on his vacation. (Talk about your culture of corruption… Detroit is 90% Democrat.)

    And now that San France has gone ahead and outlawed military recruitment and the right to bear arms, I think it’s time to say, look, San France. You don’t like America, and America doesn’t like you. Why don’t you just secede and join up with a country more to your liking… like France. Or Mexico. Come to think of it, California is demographically Mexico at this point. Would anyone miss California if it joined Mexico? I know I wouldn’t. Or Canada. I’d swap California in a New York minute for Alberta and Saskatchewan. And I’ll throw in Vermont, just to sweeten the deal.

    Comment by V the K — November 9, 2005 @ 5:26 pm - November 9, 2005

  22. Divest California!!!

    Comment by GayPatriot — November 9, 2005 @ 11:50 pm - November 9, 2005

  23. Hehehe. If California were to separate from the rest of the 49 states, let’s see how long your redneck, inbred, maleducated base would continue to live in the most powerful and richest country on earth. Actually, if all the blue states were to separate from the US, your people would go back to eating racoons killed by vehicles and making moonshine after getting home from church.

    Comment by fried-neurons — November 14, 2005 @ 6:42 am - November 14, 2005

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