In his latest post David Medienkritik posits a question for us.
Why Are the German Media Silent about Iranian Terror?
German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder desperately tries to energize his doomed re-election campaign by "warning" against military "adventures" of the U.S. government in the nuclear conflict with Iran. Only with peaceful means, according to Schroeder, can the Iranian government be convinced not to develop nuclear weapons. Of course, no one in German politics or in the German media would dare to oppose Schroeder's anti-war rhetoric.
Not much is heard, though, from Gerhard Schroeder and the German media about some not so peaceful activities of the Iranian government. The Iranian democratic opposition sure would appreciate some help...
An UN-biased observer might point out that this does not seem to be unique to the German Media.
Medienkritik does present a partial answer to their query. the German media don't turn a blind eye to unbearable torture. It's just that Abu Ghraib makes a much nicer copy, with Americans involved...
But for me that answer is only partial it does not address WHY:
When the French went in the Cote d'Ivoire took out most of their Air Force and then later fired upon unarmed demonstrators the World Press reacted with a collective yawn
Ivory Coast threatens take France to world court over destruction of planes
ABIDJAN (AFP) — France faced the threat of legal action at the world court following its destruction of Ivorian military aircraft, as an Ivorian police chief said he saw French troops fire directly at unarmed demonstrators at a rally in Abidjan
But when demonstrators were fired upon in Uzbekistan, since there was a US base in that country it became a US issue. I note that there has been little coverage of the US moving OUT of Uzbekistan as a result of our reaction to that tragedy.
We do not have any answers as to why Tuvalu in the Maldives is constantly held up as an example of America's perfidy in not signing on to the Kyoto Treaty. It's true the Island is sinking but even the most cursory examination of the real facts and science will show this is due to the sub-Ocean floor in that region SUBSIDING. Tuvalo is not going to disappear beneath the waves because the level of the Ocean is rising but because the Island is sinking. So why the finger pointing at the US.
This is an issue I have covered in one manner or another in many of my posts. It is an issue that prompted me to start writing again a few months back.
Bias is to mild a term for what I believe is happening.
Bias is defined as " A preference or an inclination, especially one that inhibits impartial judgment.
What we see in the Media today and in Diplomatic Circles goes far beyond "A preference or an inclination, that inhibits impartial judgment"
It is evidence of something else entirely.
I have NUMEROUS posts which illustrate this viewpoint, I will come back here later and put the links in.
Until then I want you to mull over a concept.
It is the title of an article I stumbled on sometime back, which gave me pause.
Diplomacy, as War by Other Means
No I have not gotten Clausewitz confused, HE
said "War is simply a continuation of political intercourse, with the addition of other means."
But if you think a bit the concept is also contained in the famous statement by Clausewitz.
We have heard the phrase "Business is War", but few have pondered the concept Diplomacy is War.
Today we stand upon a worldwide battle field.
In this conflict the fate of Civilization is in the balance.
There are two outcomes, victory will be in the hands of those who believe that the Control of the destiny of the individual should reside in the hands of an enlightened oligarchy comprised of the Intelligentsia (which by some odd coincidence includes them)
That Liberty, Rights and Responsibility is the inalienble possession of the Individual and should not be abrogated by the State.
It matters not whether the battalions attacking are Islamic Jihadists, or Transnational Progressives, their goal, their ultimate society, in FORM and STRUCTURE is the same.
So NO, what we see today in the News, in the Media and by some Statesmen is NOT Bias, it is instead a concerted attack on ALL who hold this true.
" We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. --That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
Some may do it for Principle, some may do it simply to obtain for themselves temporary power and prestige. It matters not their reasons or motives, what only matters is on which side of the barricades they have chosen to stand.
In this war there can be no Neutrality, at its end there can be only one victor. One mode of life for Humanity, as part of a Hive or as free Individuals.
That is the Future we face whether we wish to face it or not, it matters not, face it we shall, those who think they can hide from it? The future will seek out and find.
No Bias is too tame a word to describe this unrelenting attack upon America and what She stands for.