In the age of lies and deception, the truth is even more important than usual. Today is no exception:
If a Mob Screams 'Jew, Jew' in a Cairo Square, Do MSM Hear It?
Why CBS kept mum for four days about the brutal sexual assault of network correspondent Lara Logan by a Tahrir Square mob on Feb. 11 we just don't know.
Did Logan, flown out of Cairo by a network-chartered jet to a U.S. hospital hours after the attack, request secrecy as a brutalized victim?
Were news executives, or even Logan herself, concerned that the bombshell news of the assault, which took place almost exactly as Hosni Mubarak was relinquishing all powers, would detract from the "jubilant" crowd's "democracy" drama?
These represent questions that should be asked - yet they aren't.
Such a news blackout is hard to imagine if, for example, a star correspondent had been similarly violated by a mob of tea party-goers at, say, a massive Glenn Beck rally - and particularly if other correspondents had previously suffered unprecedented assaults and threats from the same crowd.
A keening outcry would have arisen from the heart of the MSM (mainstream media) against the mob, accompanied by a natural zeal to investigate cultural or other reasons for the brutality. Not excuses. And not disinterest.
Can that be denied? And when the story finally broke, the following aspects were conveniently ignored:
What CBS didn't mention -- what was later attributed to an unnamed network source -- was that as the thugs assaulted the 39-year-old journalist and mother of two, they shouted, "Jew! Jew!"
This essential piece of the story, this clue to the hysterical, obsessive anti-Semitism of the Islamic world including Egypt, was broken by the New York Post.
It has sparked little comment, which in itself is worth comment.
But Islam, even with its Koranically enjoined anti-Semitism and misogyny, isn't considered a factor here. Islam might as well not exist. Islamic misogyny might as well not exist. Islamic anti-Semitism might as well not exist.
More quotes from this revealing article:
Those few reports that even discuss the anti-Semitic angle do so without comment, or let it go slack, as when Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen, noting the "undertones of pogromist anti-Semitism," only concluded that "not everyone in Tahrir Square that night had democracy on their mind."
(The light might have dawnethed more brightly had the MSM actually reported on the widespread anti-Semitic iconography visible in the demonstrations, as amply archived by John Rosenthal at Pajamas Media.)
Indeed. It didn't take much searching to see that these demonstrations clearly contained a large element of anti-Israeli sentiment, and photos of the demonstrators and their signs and propaganda revealed this fact. But this doesn't fit in with the MSM commentary.
Missing is any acknowledgement of the fact -- the overwhelming, highly upsetting but nonetheless unavoidable fact -- that Islam's teachings on women and particularly Jews are literally hateful.
And that's the Koranic truth, as copiously expressed by the late Muhammad Sayyid Tantawi, Grand Imam of Egypt's Al-Azhar University, approximately Sunni Islam's "pope." As he put it, and with plenty of canonical support: Jews "are the enemies of Allah, descendants of apes and pigs."
The conclusion is sad but true:
Rather than consider the sources of violent animus that appear to have been manifested in the assault on Logan, who, by the way, is not a Jew, the MSM let it all go. The crowd was "whipped into a frenzy" just as CBS said. But was the frenzy cultural? Religious? Don't ask, and certainly don't tell.
That would spoil the story.
Lies and Deception in this age. Business as usual. The MSM will only report what fits in with their agenda - that much is crystal clear.
Fortunately, today, we can still find the truth via the internet and communications between people seeking the truth - but this "truth-seeking" won't last forever. We are ready to enter an era in which everything in an individual's life will be tightly controlled, including communications and even the ability to simply buy and sell goods. And this era, known as the Tribulation is rapidly approaching.
Thankfully, we won't be here to see it.