The Silence of the (Media) Lambs

From NewsBusters comes the Tom Blumer post Not News: Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia Calls For ‘Destruction of All Churches in Region’.

The crux of the post is the media has ignored the call of the Grand Mufti, the highest Islamic law authority in Saudi Arabia, to destroy Christian churches on the Saudi peninsula.

But silence for what reason(s)?

In my view, that leaves two possible motivations for establishment press organizations not treating this as the news it really is. The easier and obvious one is that they don’t want us to know. The second is that the Arab state paymaster arrangement first disclosed six years ago, where supposedly reputable news organizations are being paid to present news about the Middle East and Islam in as favorable a light as possible while dumping on Israel at every opportunity, is still in place and as strong as ever.

Or both.

Think an Arab state paymaster arrangement sounds kinda conspiratorial? Then what would you think about the Saudi funded Middle East studies programs—in schools of all sorts, not just colleges—here in the U.S.?

As Depeche Mode would say, enjoy the silence.

Enjoy the silence of the media lambs
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About Professor Mockumental

I enjoy almost all forms of parody, buffoonery, and general high-jinks. Satire has shown itself to be an essential societal need; I therefore humbly offer my services in such a manner. I enjoy mocking the usual suspects at the New York Times (Charles Blows, Moron Dowd, and the earth is flat guy) and Washington Post (Dana Milkbag, E.D. Dijon, and David Ignoramus). There are many others as well, but sadly, there are always too many targets and too little time.

Posted on March 19, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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