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.
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.