The Role of America's Media in America Today Is To Defend Islam, including Islamists, At Any Cost
When Nidal Hasan murdered thirteen American soldiers at an American military base, Fort Hood, Texas, the elite group of mainstream liberal journalists, Journolist, debated whether the media should report on Hasan’s apparent ties to Islamic extremism. Should we report that just before the massacre Major Hasan shouted “Allahu Akbar!” and then opened fire on his fellow warriors, the Journolists agonized.
Journalist Luke Mitchell, of Harper’s magazine, argued that reporting truth to Americans was more dangerous, than ignoring or covering up, as truth could enflame Americans against Islamists. He wrote that doing so “points the way to things that are actually alarmingly dangerous, such as the idea that there is a large conspiracy of Islamists at work in the United States, that we need to ‘do something’ about this conspiracy."