We know American journalism rejected professional standards long ago, among them the idea reporters and editors are charged with being unbiased public servants focused on reporting news accurately, fairly, objectively and in a balanced way. Editorials were once published along the same lines, providing substantiated opinion offered in the public interest.
No more. Hit pieces and slander and propaganda splatter the pages like blood at a crime scene.
Exhibit A: Time magazine this month publish an opinion piece entitled: ‘Let’s Call the Oregon ‘Protesters’ What They Are: Terrorists,’ by Ibrahim Hooper of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).
This kind of smear journalism is especially evil. It not only slanders patriots, it seeks to deflect attention from real terrorism funded and promoted by CAIR, an outfit infiltrating and operating to destroy our country by imposing Sharia. If you doubt Ibrahim Hooper and CAIR are terrorists, read these sources:
Please be mindful, when a jihadist says he is against violent jihad to impose Sharia, he is in reality thoroughly involved in violent jihad to impose Sharia.
THE REAL CAIR
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES SAYS CAIR IS A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION
THE CAIR CHALLENGE
Having firmly established Hooper a jihadist and CAIR a terrorist organization, we ask why on earth would Time feature an idiotic editorial by a known liar firmly engaged in a national effort to destroy not only the 1st Amendment, but the entire Constitution and the Republic? Do the Time editors hate the Oregon ranchers and militia so much they’d lend a voice to murderers, people like Hooper who work every day to destroy our country?
Hooper starts his despicable tirade: “Armed antigovernment extremists seizing federal property and expressing a desire to kill and die is a textbook description of domestic terrorism.” First, to call Bundy and his small group ‘extremists’ is to call the Minutemen of 1776 ‘extremists.’ Furthermore, no one ever, ever ‘expressed a desire to kill.’ Rather they have repeatedly expressed a desire for peaceful settlement, promising they will not start violence, as do real Islamic terrorists worldwide, on a daily basis, many of them sponsored by CAIR and Hooper.
Indeed, nothing about the militia men in Oregon can be called terrorist. They’ve met frequently with law enforcement to redress grievances against the government. They’ve held press conferences, issued written statements, and sent out video statements to clearly argue their position. If Hooper is to condemn these men, he must also condemn Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Henry David Thoreau, most of the Founders, and every man who took up arms during the Revolution.
However, it is clear Hooper has no interest in accuracy, fairness, objectivity or balance, so apparently he has that much in common with Time and most American journalists today. Like every other anti-American crackpot, Hooper is an agent of destruction, the true terrorist, one calling for the complete destruction of our way of life, pretending to be a citizen in good standing.
The truth is, given half a chance, Hooper and his kind would slaughter your family in a heartbeat if they thought it would advance the cause of jihad.
Unfortunately, thanks to Time and others in media brainwashed by political correctness, about half the country remains oblivious to the evil possessing people like Hooper and the hatred permeating the organizations they use as front groups for terrorism.
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