Via RealClearPolitics this morning is an incredible piece by Caroline Glick of the Jerusalem Post. In my 35 years of following world politics and its various ancillaries I've never seen such a devastating take down of Big Media. The hypocrisy and deviousness here exposed is remarkable and sickening.
Glick is quite meticulous in building her case against Big Media, not just in the United States but the vast majority of international media as well. She begins with the Lara Logan attack and then skillfully weaves a story that only the dullest of persons could fail to follow.
Among the least analyzed aspects of the Egyptian revolution has been the significance of the widespread violence against the foreign media covering the demonstrations in Cairo's Tahrir Square.
The Western media have been unanimous in their sympathetic coverage of the demonstrators in Egypt. Why would the demonstrators want to brutalize them? And why have Western media outlets been so reticent in discussing the significance of their own reporters' brutalization at the hands of the Egyptian demonstrators?
Glick contrasts the ongoing cover-up of the Logan story to the wall to wall coverage of rape and harassment charges against the American military. She shines a bright light on the stomach churning complicity of Big Media in past atrocities by Radical Islam.
For instance, recall the story of the Palestinian lynching of IDF reservists Vadim Nozhitz and Yosef Avrahami at the Palestinian Authority police station in Ramallah on October 1, 2000.
There were dozens of reporters on the scene that day as the Palestinian police-led mob murdered and dismembered Nozhitz and Avrahami.
But only one camera crew - from Italy's privately owned Mediaset television network - risked life and limb to film the event.
After Mediaset's footage was published, Ricardo Cristiani, a reporter for RAI television, Mediaset's state-owned competitor, published an apology in the PA's official trumpet Al-Hayat al-Jadida.
Yes, you read that right. A reporter from the state owned media in Italy APOLOGIZED to the Palestinians for his countryman's bad taste in showing actual events and in fact denied that what was shown on the video even happened!
Among other things, Cristiani wrote, "We [RAI] emphasize to all of you that the events did not happen this way, because we always respect... the journalistic procedures with the Palestinian Authority for work in Palestine and we are credible in our precise work."
If that statement makes no sense to you have no fear, you are normal. It is Cristiani and his fellow conspiritors who belong in a padded room.
Glick also skillfully disects the Nir Rosen kerfuffle and identifies it as the red herring non-story it always was:
So far the only culprit the US media have managed to find for the sexual assault perpetrated against Lara Logan by a mob of Egyptian men has been a radical leftist reporter named Nir Rosen.
On Tuesday, Rosen wrote defamatory attacks against Logan on his Twitter account. He mocked her suffering and bemoaned the fame the attack would win her.
Rosen's statements on Twitter set off a feeding frenzy of reporters and commentators who raced to condemn him.
One of my thoughts from the moment the Rosen story broke was that it served Big Media's purposes suspiciously well in distracting attention from the horrific attack on Logan. If your desire was to minimize attention to what happened in Cairo, then having everyone's gaze diverted toward some inflammatory jerk in New York benefited your cause immensely.
I strongly urge you to read the entire article. Glick has performed a huge service for truth and justice and to a better understanding of just how corrupt Big Media has become.