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US Media Find European Terror Deaths 19 Times More Interesting Than Mideast Terror Deaths


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US Media Find European Terror Deaths 19 Times More Interesting Than Mideast Terror Deaths

Adam Johnson

A survey conducted by FAIR of US media coverage of ISIS or ISIS-inspired attacks in Europe and the Middle East reveals a disparity of coverage, showing that European deaths are roughly 1,800 percent more newsworthy than deaths in the Middle East.


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FOUR Highly paid Blackhawk mercenaries got off course in Fallujah and were ambushed and killed. A group of enraged Iraqis mutilated and burned the bodies. This was a cause celebre for BushCo to destroy the historic city, which they did. Fallujah is beginning to replace Guernica as an example of mass destruction of a civilian populace.
I thought of the destruction that has gone on in that part of the world for over a thousand years. Godfrey de Bouillon telling his men, who asked, “There are Christians, Jews and Muslims in Jerusalem, what do we do?”
He pondered for a moment, then said, “Kill them all and let God sort them out.” Bush the chicken-hearted is sending a message perilously close to this to his minions.
As I pondered this, I thought that perhaps it is time to break the wheel.

Perhaps it is Time to Break the Wheel

Blood, burned bodies hanging.
Outrage! Revenge! Barbarians! Savages!
Kill them until they surrender!
Give them no quarter!

Music to Bush and Company’s ears,
This cry for revenge and destruction.
If this is the people’s mood,
His forces may kill at will.

What of the Iraqi, holding a burned body,
That represents his hopes and dreams?
He sits on the ground before a burned out home,
Cradling wife or child and watching the soldiers.

What may be passing through his mind?
Outrage! Revenge! Barbarians! Savages!
Kill them until they surrender!
Give them no quarter!

Thus is this horror perpetuated
In war after war, year after year,
From Godfrey de Bouillon and Richard Cœur De Lyon
To the current tragic bloodbath.

			Steve Osborn
			10 April 2004

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I wrote that twelve years ago, under a former president.
* That policy has been continued and enhanced under yet another president and now seems destined to continue under one of two Nazis who are saying it is time to take the gloves off and really go to war.
* All in the name of power, profit, and Full Spectrum Dominance of the world through military and financial means.
* How many more millions will die or be rendered homeless refugees before the US Fourth Reich crumbles from its own internal dryrot?
* If Hitler is in fact roasting on a gridiron in the seventh level of Hell, he must still smile to see that his dream is coming true under a new Reich and vastly more powerful Wehrmacht.
;-})


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The media doesn't care. Most of us already knew that. Not sure why, but for some reason the CD readers appear to have similar interests since it's been more than an hour and only one comment.


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Its is racism! Look at what the US military does around the world and so little coverage--look at Yemen???? And so obvious what has happened to Palestine ????

The european terror is a perfect tool to keep americans afraid without actually getting hit.

Globalism-TPP----why don't we have real discussions in the media about what the US is doing and what is going on. And does Globalism have anything to do with terrorism ??????


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In order to keep nationalism in ready supply empathy seldom crosses borders.

These two powerful paragraphs bear repeating. Thank you, Mr. Johnson. Many insights exist in this report:

"Those like Fisher who dismiss such concerns largely chalk up the difference in coverage to a gap in reader interest, which Fisher supports with a personal anecdote. This argument ignores the extent to which audience interest is shaped by media priorities."

"Occam’s razor suggests that institutional white supremacy (often manifesting with orientalist assumptions about a “cycle of violence” in the Middle East) heavily influences the disparity of coverage. France isn’t any more the United States than Turkey or Lebanon are, but France and the US do share a majority white population. Without at least recognizing this factor, how can newsmakers accurately assess their editorial priorities? Doing so doesn’t make one a hipster, it means one acknowledges reality — a trait that should be encouraged rather than glibly mocked."