EDITOR OF REDSTATE
The Media Will Downplay His Religion, But God Help Us if His Car Had a Talk Radio Station On
As the sun set tonight, tragedy came to Ft. Hood. A muslim soldier began shooting other soldiers. What we know so far is that the soldier was a muslim and began yelling at his fellow soldiers statements in Arabic.The soldier was upset about having to deploy to Iraq. The military is saying this could have been a criminal incident as opposed to a terrorist incident.Much is unknown. What is known is that the media will more likely than not seek to downplay the soldier’s religious convictions since he was not a Christian, but, should they find a Glenn Beck book or find out he watched Fox News or listened to Rush Limbaugh they will blow that through the roof. What is also known is the media will focus on post traumatic stress disorder and seek to blame the incident on “George Bush’s war” and the stress of potentially multiple deployments.Yes, the anti-war media narrative has gotten that predictable.We’ve already seen one bit of bad form in the media noting Malik Hasan donated to Republicans, just not that Malik Hasan. No one seems to get the point the reporter was trying to make.