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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The ABC of Bias - - The Australian Independent Media Network

The ABC of Bias - - The Australian Independent Media Network

The ABC of Bias

“Brooks found not guilty of

hacking charges”

Headline in “The Herald-Sun”

Ok, it seems to go like this. Private media companies are allowed to
be biased because they’re private. Fair enough. But the ABC shouldn’t be
biased because it’s taxpayer funded. And we know it is biased, because
it doesn’t agree with the private media companies. Who we accept are
allowed to be biased!

So clearly, the most important thing in the hacking trial was that
Rebekah Brooks was found not guilty. The fact that Andy Coulson was
found guilty is not all that important. And the fact that the ABC chose
to accentuate the negative rather than the positive just shows their
bias. Any suggestion that the Murdoch paper tried to spin it to make
themselves sound less culpable is just ludicrous. Besides it was in

The ABC show further bias in that they fail to mention that a large
number of Muslims are in Iraq fighting with ISIS. One estimate put the
number as high as 150, which is higher to the number of people who think
that Tony Abbott hasn’t broken any election promises, but not quite as
high as projected public school class sizes, once Christopher Pyne has

As Steve Price said on The Project, when
telling us that he didn’t buy the argument that young Muslims may feel
hated and vilified, “But it’s also they’ve got Australian passports, you
don’t leave the country where you were born, if you’ve got an
Australian passport and get on a plane and go and start shooting people
in other countries. If you want to do that – stay there!” He’s right, of
course, only Islamic people would get on a plane and go over to Iraq
and start shooting people. No Australian – and clearly these people
aren’t Australian, even if they were born here – would ever do anything
like that.

There’s no reason for anyone of the Islamic faith to feel disenfranchised. Unless they’re an extremist like the guest on The Project who
suggested that we needed to make some effort to understand why young
men would want to go and join ISIS. Price found it worrying a man like
that was teaching at a university. Anyone who attempts to understand
another’s motivation is a dangerous radical.

Similarly, we should worry about moderates like Waheed Aly who –
according to Andrew Bolt – should concern us because he doesn’t tell us
what a threat to our society Islam is. For a start, they want to build
ugly buildings and they don’t support women’s rights and they want to
impose strict morals on us all. Which would be fine if they were the
Liberal Party, and the buildings they want to build weren’t mosques. And
the fact that they don’t approve of drinking, well, its just

As Bolt pointed out, when Aly was talking about Boko Harum:

As so often when Muslim terrorists strike, Aly was brought on by Channel Ten’s The Project to explain away our fears as “an expert in terrorism”.
“So who is this group exactly?” he was asked.
Not once in his answer did “Muslim” or “Islamic” pass Aly’s lips.
“They are a really, really hard group to define because they are so splintered and so diverse,” he said.
“What we do know though
is that the broader movement is a terrorist movement and they’ve been
wanting to overthrow the Nigerian government and establish a government
of their own.
“But beyond that, this
particular group, who have done this particular thing, it’s hard to
identify who they are and they might just be vigilantes.”

Yes, after all, when Tony
Abbott’s mob were bombing London all those years ago, the press always
referred to the “Christian IRA”. Similarly, all through World War Two,
we had references to the Christian Nazis. Not to identify a group as
Muslim is a clear example of double-standards.

Just remember, all
Muslims are dangerous. Particularly the ones who try to trick us by
being moderate and not advocating Sharia Law. By sounding less extreme
than Cory Bernardi, they confuse people as to the inherent danger of
tolerance and diversity.

To be absolutely clear:
We should not be in any way positive about any muslim and there is
absolutely no reason why any of them should feel as though we all hate
them. We just want them to go back where they came from even if their
family has been here longer than Andrew Bolt’s.

Yeah, I think that’s the unbiased view!

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