One which immediately comes to mind is, as it almost always is, that of spin. Given America’s tight involvement with Israel, and the fact a Christian country is funding it with 3bn a year and a heap of weapons, the story that this country, which is of such close interest to an overwhelmingly Christian America, is in fact, too, waging a war against Christmas is – and you can trust me on this – a whopper of a news story. It’s guaranteed to create emotional heat. Anyone looking for a large readership would put this on page 1 with a dramatic headline (you know, the same dramatic headlines they give Arabs / Arab countries. “Religious leaders all over Israel wage a war against Christmas!” Put that on Fox news.) And that’s exactly why you don’t see it published in any mainstream news outlet. People might *gasp* re-examine Israel! The Zio lobby can’t let that happen now, can it. The fact that whatever story they may be running doesn’t exactly flatter Muslims / Arabs however, is a factor that is seldom to never considered. Hence, the “war on Christmas” crowd in America (composed almost exclusively of Christian Republicans) will highly likely not add the Israeli Christmas affair to their doubtless extensive list of the “many occasions of war against Christmas”, while they should in reality do just that, being the ‘unfatiguable’ trackers of opposition against Christmas that they are.
It’s really just the spin I have a problem with, as I always do. Judging by the sheer amount of negative press Arabs have been getting, you’d think that every single piece of dirt on offer has not only been back swept out from whatever carpet it may or may not have been lurking beneath, but that every last bit of it meticulously collected from the floor, and presented in a lime light with dramatic headlines, over a stretch of years and years, in every mainstream publication imaginable. Not so with the misdoings of Jews.
I have no problems whatsoever with that crackpot of an Imam receiving flak for his stupid fatwa, I have a problem with the ‘two measures’ system, and don’t see why the general public, obviously in possession of such impeccably high morality, should not also be served the sober truth in all its rancid glory what concerns Israel. The simple fact that people still believe it to be a democracy, despite the fact that its laws and actions clearly violate this definition shows the amount of catch-up which still needs to be done. The fact that the vast majority of Americans aren’t aware of Israel’s recent history enough to know just what the hell the Nakba is, but know the names of the topAfghani muhajjedin by heart shows this, too. I mean, sure, many Arab countries aren’t democracies either, but last I checked, the west wasn’t pretending that they are. In fact, they themselves don’t even pretend that they are. And I like to think we are now sufficiently informed of the sins of the middle-east. Minus those of that small country in the Levant, of course.
Spin, boy. That’s the difference.