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From the Dept. of Cannot Be Repeated Often Enough, here’s Mark Shea on Motoons and the media:

That same media, which portrays its bullying of Christians as “courage in the face of theocrats” is now on record as curling up in a cowardly little ball when we really need it to do the work of defending free speech in the face of thin-skinned bullies from the Bronze Age.

So to the mainstream media I say: If you must pull the noses of believers, then have the courage of your alleged principles and oppose radical Islam.

Otherwise, shut up about being the “guardians of free speech,” for your courage is a permanently exposed as a fraud and we can henceforth declare with confidence that the real reason you bully Christians and cringe before radical Islamic thugs is simple: The Vatican does not issue fatwas.

Except in the case of Phillip Adams, of course. Phatwa Phil seems to have survived despite reminding us annually of the edict issued against him.

Posted by Tim B. on 03/23/2006 at 08:14 AM
    1. Yes, the MSMs are hypocritical and cowardly in not printing the facts when it comes to defending free speech, but a greater crime is that what they do print in the NYSlime and fellow-travelers is biased, untruthful, shallow, criminal, so much so that lives are lost as a consequence and the freedoms they demand are put in jeopardy.

      Posted by stats on 2006 03 23 at 08:38 AM • permalink


    1. Poor Phat Fanny Adams would crawl over broken glass for attention -any attention.
      You may deride Phil’s obsessions but 2.3% of the listening public share his pain.

      Posted by crash on 2006 03 23 at 08:47 AM • permalink


    1. Just a few recent instances of why the MSM should shut up and shut down.
      After photos in his paper of troops maltreating Iraqi prisoners were found to have been faked, Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan said they ““accurately illustrated the reality about the appalling conduct of some British troops.””
      The Boston Globe published a picture of US troops supposedly gang raping an Iraqi prisoner that turned out to be a still from a Hungarian porn movie. The Globe semi-apologized, but published first. No one was fired. As for Newsweek’’s version of reporting, ““Koran stuffed down toilet”” lie. People died as a consequence. Newsweek admitted later story was not true, no one was fired.
      There are so many instances of false reporting by the MSM that it would not be possible to list them all in any space available on the blogs. The New York Times’’ criminal reporting would fill several large volumes.

      Posted by stats on 2006 03 23 at 08:48 AM • permalink


    1. The greatest hypocrisy on this issue comes from the self-styled “revolutionary left”, who have managed to get themselves into bed with the Islamofascists and yet not have an “expletive-deleted” clue as to who they are really sleeping with. In Australia the magazine Green Left Weekly was an ardent supporter of Andres Serrano’s right of free speech back in 1997 when “Piss Christ” was on display in Melbourne, yet now backs Muslim opposition to the ‘racist’ Danish cartoons. According to Green Left Weekly spokespersons, the Muslim world is anti-imperialist and therefore deserves to be backed on this issue. I’m not sure how they explain what went on in East Timor where a Muslim nation (Indonesia) slaughtered thousands of Christians during a 24-year occupation of that country. It kind of runs against their current propaganda. Likewise no mention is made by them of the wholesale slaughter and dispossession of non-Arab Muslims in the Darfur region of the Sudan. A bit hard to blame that on the nasty imperialist forces of the ‘Christian’ West.

      Posted by Piss Mohammed on 2006 03 23 at 08:54 AM • permalink


    1. The cartoons issue really showed how gutless the left really are on – except for Phatso who, like Bo Bellis, has always dined well.

      Posted by rog on 2006 03 23 at 09:46 AM • permalink


    1. The muslim world is essentially imperialist, they do not accept non muslims as equals, they are determined to impose a muslim world.

      Posted by rog on 2006 03 23 at 09:49 AM • permalink


    1. Actually, the Vatican did issue a fatwa on PhilCo, but their hands are tied by global whaling treaties…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2006 03 23 at 10:09 AM • permalink


    1. “That same media, which portrays its bullying of Christians as ‘courage in the face of theocrats’ is now on record as curling up in a cowardly little ball . . .”

      Shall we now refer to the cringing press as the “millipedia”? That’s exactly what those little critters do: touch ‘em, and they curl
      right up.

      Posted by paco on 2006 03 23 at 10:16 AM • permalink


    1. Well, well, who’d a thunk it…that a Catholic Organ could have provided such clarity on the Motoons issue. However, do I sense a feeling that they’ve missed a trick – Christians should have gotten medieval on their their blasphemous media/arts asses years ago terrorist-style and that would have kept up the respect (ie fear) they so obviously deserve, just like the good ‘ol days.

      Also, good to see the Boston Phoenix in the link actually being honest about why they didn’t publish the Motoons (cowardice basically) but, hey, they came out and said it.

      Pussies: publishing in a country where a) muslims are significantly smaller and less vocal/powerful segment of the population compared to most of Europe and b) where anti-terrorist measures are at their most stringent (I don’t mean that in a good way) they had less of a direct threat that many other places like, erm, France and clearly should have stood up to be counted

      Posted by Arjee on 2006 03 23 at 10:20 AM • permalink


    1. they’re MSM chickenhacks

      Posted by paulris on 2006 03 23 at 10:28 AM • permalink


    1. The MSM has no room for a story on a mother who respects her hero son’s memory. Why? ‘Cause they need room for its lies. Just take the NYSlime. Everyday another lie. Powerline has yesterdays NYT lie on the failure of Bush in Katrina. Two days before the lie on the “box standing hooded tortured prisoner” and on and on. The Grey Hag Corrections Section publishes as many of its lies it has room for. Funny how all the corrections concern stories that are anti-Bush, anti-American, anti-Isael, anti-West. Wonder why?

      Posted by stats on 2006 03 23 at 10:40 AM • permalink


    1. Paulris-”chickenhacks” priceless.

      Posted by 68W40 on 2006 03 23 at 11:15 AM • permalink


    1. but..but..but-our fact checking ability!

      but..but..but-It’s the way we “surround a story” (US commercial for NYT)

      but..but..but-like, dude, we’re “evocative” (US commercial for NYT)

      Posted by yojimbo on 2006 03 23 at 11:41 AM • permalink


    1. Again, last night on CBS “The Unit” we see the Rangers rescuing wild-eyed, babbling “bible thumping” Christian missionaires, two of whom refused to leave.  I turned it off after “bible thumping.”  The Unit Episode 3

      I’m waiting for the day when we see Rangers fulfill their duty as nobly as the military did yesterday, rescuing anti-American American citizens who then spit in their eye. It’s ironic and indicative of the cowardice of Hollywood that this was aired the day of this courageous rescue.  I would have left them rot.

      Posted by Patricia on 2006 03 23 at 01:21 PM • permalink


    1. #14   I hope you have a goodly number of books to read while you wait.

      Look on the bright side.  You have the time to earn a number of post-post-post-post graduate degrees while you wait.

      But I doubt that the airing of that episode had anything to do with it.  That was in the can and scheduled for that time and day.

      Posted by yojimbo on 2006 03 23 at 01:33 PM • permalink


    1. # 11, Stats: hey, what else would you expect from a paper whose mission statement is, “All the news that fits, we print”?

      Posted by Celaeno on 2006 03 23 at 03:09 PM • permalink


    1. George Lucas, accepting a “Global Vision Award” from the World Affairs Council (a non-profit, non-partisan organization who promotes greater understanding of global affairs in the Pacific Northwest). In his acceptance speech, he acknowledges that Hollywood has a huge impact on the rest of the world which as a result “destabilizes a lot of the world.”

      He concludes that:

      An onus is on film makers to be careful with the messages they send because they speak “with a very loud voice,” the famed movie director said.

      Now, which “message” do you suppose concerns him most? Link via Drudge

      (Nancy Pelosi, presenting the award, said, “Like Mozart, George Lucas is no ordinary genius,”… Like Mozart!!!?)

      Posted by Kyda Sylvester on 2006 03 23 at 03:35 PM • permalink


    1. I’m not sure how they explain what went on in East Timor

      They don’t.  And before they do, somebody needs to explain TO THEM, in small words, with pictures, what and where East Timor IS and what happened there.  This will be neither easy nor fun nor quick.  They will not hear you, the first few times you tell them.  If and after they start to hear you, they will not understand you.  If and after they start to understand you, they will not believe you.  IF your incredible persistence pays off and they finally DO hear, understand, and believe you, enjoy the moment.  Because within six weeks, they’ll have forgotten aaaaaaaaaalllllllllllllll about it.

      Posted by Stoop Davy Dave on 2006 03 23 at 05:07 PM • permalink


    1. That’s the Vatican,(Gods real home)… apart from the one he visits at the Jews house)!

      So please start getting used to writing Gods real home as Mecca is called the Holy city and it’s not. lol

      I thought the closest thing to fatwa is this.. so reflect alittle….

      It’s the Fatima Prayers.

      My God, I believe, I adore, I hope, and I love You. I implore Your pardon for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope, and do not love You.

      A little bit of a difference, but hey this is much nicer.

      and one for the Fatwa people…

      O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to heaven, especially those in most need of your mercy.

      Posted by 1.618 on 2006 03 23 at 06:06 PM • permalink


    1. Islam is a Religion of Peace when confronted with overwhelming power, a Religion of War when confronted with weakness.

      Posted by Possum on 2006 03 23 at 06:48 PM • permalink


    1. As more and more leftists wake up to the follies of their new found extremism and leave, the rest will be forced to rely heavily on the votes of their muslim backers. They will evntually canibalise them through a barrage of threats and demands, ranging from redistribution of taxpayers revenues to eradication of core western values.
      The new leftist motto might as well be “Jihad macht frei”.
      We are already witnessing the like of Ken Livingstone making regular antisemetic remarks to curry favour with Islamic voters in the UK. These are the first steps towards the establishment of a new Islamic left .
      Of course most of the MSM will increasingly ignore any stories which put muslims in a bad light and promote hatred of Israel and America. Iraq is the ideal agar jelly to propagate these viruses.
      In the same way tha opposition politicians are not accountable for their statements, the press must be prosecuted for the seditious amd malicious falsehoods it propegates.

      Posted by davo on 2006 03 23 at 06:50 PM • permalink


    1. “People see shows such as ‘Dallas’ about a wealthy Texas oil family, and decide they want the grand lifestyle portrayed.”

      At the conclusion of his speech he got into a private limo which took him to the airport where he took his private jet back to LA where he got into his own private limo back to his gated mansion where he plopped his fat butte into a theatre seat in his own six figure plus private movie studio.  What is a better word for jerk?

      Lifestyles of the rich and clueless anyone.

      Posted by yojimbo on 2006 03 23 at 08:11 PM • permalink


    1. What the hell is he talking about? Dallas has been cancelled for years, and in any case all it showed was that money couldn’t buy a bunch of dysfunctional idiots happiness. (All except JR, who was the only character on the show with any life and backbone.)

      Posted by Andrea Harris, Administrator on 2006 03 23 at 08:47 PM • permalink


    1. Lucas lives up here (Skywalker Ranch is in Marin—how appropriate), so he didn’t need the jet this time.

      Posted by Kyda Sylvester on 2006 03 23 at 09:28 PM • permalink


    1. But I’m sure that the jet is available any time he wants it.

      God, a male version of Barbara Streisand.  It’s about enough to make me throw away my copies of Star Wars™ books and movies.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2006 03 23 at 11:42 PM • permalink


    1. This nexus between the left and Islamists shoul be no surprise:- they are both ideologies bent on subduing all life to their point of view by violent means (if necessary), or by incessant whinging (if conscious of being at a disadvantage).

      Posted by Wolfbane on 2006 03 24 at 01:40 AM • permalink


    1. I’m amazed that this news report hasn’t made it here … Motoon Imam Threatens to Blow Up a Guy from my second favourite website Butterflies and Wheels …

      Posted by Stevo on 2006 03 24 at 08:12 AM • permalink


    1. Kyda.  My scenario was not really event specific.  I just assumed that the yahoo lived in Los Angeles.  I’m quite sure that his production company either leases or owns part or all of a private jet.  I’m also sure that he didn’t take American Airlines down to St. Barts where he partied on Paul Allens 500 ft dingy.  Who would expect him to?  After all, all the better to contemplate the dangers of exposing the rest of the “masses” to the benefits that freedom and capitalism may bring to them from the quiet of his private wheels.  I’m quite sure that when he travels between SF and NYC or LA part or all of that scenario takes place.

      My simple point was the hypocrisy of these people and how out of touch they really are.  He lectures about getting out in the world and how Bush has little expeience vis-a-vis world travel and then gets back into his insular world.  That’s all.

      Bye the bye.  It is my understanding(maybe right and maybe wrong) that his idea for Star Wars came from his hysteria over the Nixon Admin.

      Posted by yojimbo on 2006 03 24 at 01:17 PM • permalink


    1. Stevo—This Akkari guy is a real troublemaker. And he’s a classic example of someone who can dish it out, but can’t take it:

      “I am deeply sorry about the remark, which was meant as a joke, but was taken seriously,” he said in an open letter to Khader, who lives under police protection.

      The Scotsman piece says that the inquiry will begin as soon as Akkari returns from Bahrain. No doubt he’s attending the conference of Muslim clerics and scholars for whom the number one piece of business is to work out ways of explaining to the West how Muslims regard the Prophet Mohammad. I shudder to think about some of the “ways” Akkari might come up with. Go get him, Denmark.

      Yeah, yojimbo, I understand the Empire represented the Nixon administration and all the president’s men. Great flicks (the first three) nonetheless.

      Posted by Kyda Sylvester on 2006 03 24 at 02:03 PM • permalink


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