Tactics and Substance in the 2004 Elections GoogleNews: Howard Dean

April 5, 2004

by J

More Media Sloppiness

Rafe at rc3.org picked up this paragraph in a Fox reprint of an AP article about Fallajuah:
Deeply conservative and anti-American, Fallujah has a population of some 200,000, all of whom are members of Islam's mainstream Sunni Muslim sect. Some subscribe to radical interpretations of Islam, finding behavior by American troops like raiding homes and detaining men in front of wives and children as deeply offensive.
All together now: What the f----? (The longer this election season goes, the worse my pottymouth becomes; have you noticed that? I should probably work on that.) So, the implication from the Associated Press is that it's only subscribing to a radical interpretation of Islam that makes people find foreign soldiers breaking down their front doors and detaining people "offensive." Got that? Sloppy writing? Or part of the continued rightwing assault on common sense, meaningful language, and freedom? Given the behavior of the media over the past several years, I lean towards the latter.

Rightwing media speak: Only radical Islamists would be offended by soldiers knocking down their doors and detaining husbands and fathers. All right thinking Americans should welcome such activities! It's the patriotic way!
Posted by J at April 5, 2004 11:04 AM

"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized." - 4th Amendment to the US Constitution

I had no idea our founding fathers were radical Sunnis!

Posted by: LB at April 5, 2004 11:19 AM

LB, this issue really reveals how deeply opposed to the very principles which gave us the United States that the NeoCons, via the FOX network, really are.

Posted by: Kevin@TIV at April 6, 2004 10:45 AM

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