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  • farking assholes. i'm no fan of religion - any religion. but i think their hatred is based more in racism than religion. if most muslims were white, i doubt we'd be having this conversation.
  • r the controversy over the so-called Ground Zero Mosque, which mushroomed into a national crisis after blogger Pam Geller captured the media's attention despite having a tiny audience and a propensity to compare Muslim-tolerant Jews to Nazi sympathizers or suggest that critical journalists are training to be suicide bombers. If the media hadn't paid attention to them, would they have mattered?

    So what can be done to break this feedback loop?


    The media could actually do their jobs and report on what people do and say. Rather than refer to Pamela geller as an "anti-jihad blogger" (oh how goddamn brave you are), or a "conservative activist", she could be described as someone who compares her opponents to Nazis and who thinks Obama is Malcolm X's son.

    Michele Bachmann could be referred to as the woman who thinks most liberal organizations should be investigated for anti-American activities, rather than "conservative firebrand" or "congressional ally to the Tea Party movement".

    Stop treating everything like "he said-she said" and do your jobs.
  • FlashHarry: if most muslims were white, i doubt we'd be having this conversation.


    Of course not. Anyone having such a conversation would be killed by Islamic Shariah law.
  • Meh, they haven't won anything. In fact they have put themselves in a position that will lose in the long run. Hysteria is never permanent. Continuing this irrational fear mongering will only marginalize them further as time goes on.
  • FlashHarry: farking assholes. i'm no fan of religion - any religion. but i think their hatred is based more in racism than religion. if most muslims were white, i doubt we'd be having this conversation.


    I think you're being too forgiving. Race and color aren't helping in the case of Muslims. But there's no limit to their intolerance and outright hate. Crap, alot of them don't even think Methodists are true Protestants.
  • BSABSVR: r the controversy over the so-called Ground Zero Mosque, which mushroomed into a national crisis after blogger Pam Geller captured the media's attention despite having a tiny audience and a propensity to compare Muslim-tolerant Jews to Nazi sympathizers or suggest that critical journalists are training to be suicide bombers. If the media hadn't paid attention to them, would they have mattered?

    So what can be done to break this feedback loop?

    The media could actually do their jobs and report on what people do and say. Rather than refer to Pamela geller as an "anti-jihad blogger" (oh how goddamn brave you are), or a "conservative activist", she could be described as someone who compares her opponents to Nazis and who thinks Obama is Malcolm X's son.

    Michele Bachmann could be referred to as the woman who thinks most liberal organizations should be investigated for anti-American activities, rather than "conservative firebrand" or "congressional ally to the Tea Party movement".

    Stop treating everything like "he said-she said" and do your jobs.


    sammyk: Meh, they haven't won anything. In fact they have put themselves in a position that will lose in the long run. Hysteria is never permanent. Continuing this irrational fear mongering will only marginalize them further as time goes on.


    SO.MUCH.THIS.

    /stop treating raging lunatics like they have valid points
  • Diogenes: FlashHarry: farking assholes. i'm no fan of religion - any religion. but i think their hatred is based more in racism than religion. if most muslims were white, i doubt we'd be having this conversation.

    I think you're being too forgiving. Race and color aren't helping in the case of Muslims. But there's no limit to their intolerance and outright hate. Crap, alot of them don't even think Methodists are true Protestants.


    Yeah. Methodists haven't signed on for burning the homogheys yet, so they're suspect.

    Let's face it. There is always going to be a certain percentage of people who will rabidly hate, demonize, loathe, despise, and abhor anyone who isn't exactly like them. For the moment, in this country, they're in the minority. You wouldn't know that by the way they carry on, though.
  • They hacked the Gibson?
  • Pam Geller is a horrible person and I hope she gets cancer.
  • vernonFL: Pam Geller is a horrible person and I hope she gets cancer.


    Cancers can get cancer?
  • Diogenes: vernonFL: Pam Geller is a horrible person and I hope she gets cancer.

    Cancers can get cancer?


    I thought in the list of "fascist twat dies apt death" Michelle Bachman gets cervical cancer but Pam Geller is blown up by a Christian terrorist.

    (Scalia is executed for a crime he didn't commit)
  • vernonFL: Pam Geller is a horrible person and I hope she gets cancer.


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    can you imagine the racoon eyes she left smeared on his panniculus
  • Jackson Herring: vernonFL: Pam Geller is a horrible person and I hope she gets cancer.

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    can you imagine the racoon eyes she left smeared on his panniculus


    Oh God. Now I don't want supper. Blech.
  • It's disturbing how the press has dropped the ball in recent years, treating every wingnut as if they're an expert on the chosen topic. Since when have we been presenting "all sides" when that means tacitly suggesting that the 2+2=13 crowd has as valid a point as those who believe 2+2=4?

    In the day, the Bachmann brigade weren't hailed as an alternative opinion. They were ignored, and certainly never featured on cable 'news' discussion panels as experts in the field.
  • Yes, American media sucks and journalism is a joke in this country. Unfortunately, this is not shocking or surprising.
  • dickfreckle: It's disturbing how the press has dropped the ball in recent years, treating every wingnut as if they're an expert on the chosen topic. Since when have we been presenting "all sides" when that means tacitly suggesting that the 2+2=13 crowd has as valid a point as those who believe 2+2=4?


    They do it because the press is the now the "Media" and the "Media" is big business. The "Media" lets morans like this have their own soapbox because people watch it. Those of us who think they are evil, idiot farks watch it because we hate them. Those who think like the evil idiot farks watch it because it validates their evil idiot farkery.
  • vernonFL: Pam Geller is a horrible person and I hope she gets cancer.


    As long isn't boob cancer.

    I hate to say it, but the woman has a terrific rack.
  • Why do Republicans hate America?
  • gilgigamesh: vernonFL: Pam Geller is a horrible person and I hope she gets cancer.

    As long isn't boob cancer.

    I hate to say it, but the woman has a terrific rack.


    The best money can buy. But she apparently went to Dr. Nick for her facial work.
  • Ennuipoet: dickfreckle: It's disturbing how the press has dropped the ball in recent years, treating every wingnut as if they're an expert on the chosen topic. Since when have we been presenting "all sides" when that means tacitly suggesting that the 2+2=13 crowd has as valid a point as those who believe 2+2=4?

    They do it because the press is the now the "Media" and the "Media" is big business. The "Media" lets morans like this have their own soapbox because people watch it. Those of us who think they are evil, idiot farks watch it because we hate them. Those who think like the evil idiot farks watch it because it validates their evil idiot farkery.


    Not only that, but when an outlet consistently calls out members of a party that is run by derpmeisters for their derp, i.e. MSNBC, that outlet gets grouped into the same sort of company as Fox News Channel by folks who are desperate to seem "moderate".
  • If only we had made it a requirement when we gave the rights to the TV wavelengths, that all channels had to show 1 hour of non-commercialized news. Imagine what life could've been like....
  • Yeah, what have those darned Muslims ever done for this country?

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  • somedude210: If only we had made it a requirement when we gave the rights to the TV wavelengths, that all channels had to show 1 hour of non-commercialized news. Imagine what life could've been like....


    I believe that it was called Godless Socialism...
  • I hardly think that getting Fox News to broadcast fundamentalist insanity counts as having won much of anything.
  • Hey, Pam Geller, if you want people to take you seriously, get with the spoon-bending already.
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