Simplistic media narratives in the wake of violence too often depends on perpetrators/victims identity.
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A self-proclaimed “sovereign citizen,” Marx came ready for a prolonged siege of the courthouse.
If the hijacker had been a Muslim, the press would certainly have declared him a terrorist and the fact that he threatened to bomb the plane would not have been taken lightly.
Scott Atran says, “We can break the real, if unplanned, alliance between terrorism and the media through better reporting for the social good.”
Is it a happy coincidence that both Geert Wilders and Robert Spencer are out hawking their books for sale?:
Is it safe to presume those targeting Planned Parenthood are Rightwing extremists?
Glenn Greenwald on the overblown and exaggerated threat of “homegrown terrorism.”
Pat Robertson and Robert Spencer confirm each others beliefs on the 700 Club.
The Fox rapid-response team makes a plea to distinguish violence in the name of a religion from the practitioners and tenets of that religion as long as it’s Christianity.
Excerpts about Loonwatch analysis and informing the media from NPR and Juan Cole’s Informed Comment.
Glenn Greenwald takes on the shocking tolerance for anti-Muslim bigotry in the US.
The age of Islamophobiapalooza is at hand and the media isn’t helping by perpetuating misperceptions about Muslims.
Two points in a case of double standards: One, anti-Jewish remarks from Helen Thomas get her retired. Two: Chuck Schumer, anti-Palestinan remarks get him more votes?