Our esteemed blogging colleagues at “oh, that liberal media” have called out the Seattle Times for Liberal Bias , for the following statement-
“He will remember the day in 1987 when he returned from caring for his family’s cattle to find his Sudanese village torched and pillaged, victim of a decadeslong civil war. There were no signs of life and nothing left of his family’s village but smoking ruins.”
The problem? They failed to mention that the attackers were Muslim. Obviously, not pointing out every crime comitted by Muslims is a liberal behavior. It’s not as if Republicans funded Islamist movement throughout the world as the antidote to communism, or that they critisize Clinton for not making a deal with SUDAN (which as we’ll recall is responsible for Darfur) to get bin Laden by giving tacit approval Sudan’s human rights violations.
Nor is it as if the genocide in Darfur is being carried out by Caucasians killing blacks, whereas whenever Caucasians are threatened we step in to do something. (You’ll note the Seattle Times also failed to point that out). Nor is it as if a man who has killed more people than Hamas, Hezbollah, and Al-Quaeda combined (namely, Joseph Kony ), simply because he kills black people. The argument would also mean nothing in the unlikely event that there are in fact Christian terrorists attacking non-Christians in India who are never reported on.
Fortunately, none of these are the case and the point stands-Liberals are the only ones who support Millitant Islam, and race still plays no part in the media’s perception of tragedy or urgency.