Leftist Media Employ Devious, Sinister Tactics
American news media are deliberately reshaping war-on-terror terminology for propaganda purposes to prevent radical Muslims from being perceived in a negative light in the wake of the 9/11 attacks a decade ago.
That's the claim of Pamela Geller, author of the just-released book, "Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance." "A big part of the problem facing America today is the obfuscation and disinformation fed to the American people as a daily diet of slow poison," says Geller, publisher of the popular AtlasShrugs.com. "Today the left is manipulating language to make Americans ignorant or complacent about the Islamic threat." She says one simple example can be seen with how the word "extremist" is now utilized in news stories. "It is commonly used of both Islamic jihad terrorists, and those who fight against them and against Islamization in general," Geller explains:
"So for the mainstream lapdog media, the Fort Hood jihad assassin Major Hasan is an 'extremist,' and so am I. The word is used to claim that Islam has nothing to do with jihad terrorism – it's all just 'extremism,' and every religion has its 'extremists.' This requires that non-Muslims be found who are also 'extremists,' and branding me and other freedom fighters with this word also has the effect of implying that we're beyond the bounds of rational and acceptable discourse." CONTINUE