A couple of stories this morning give a glimpse of how the news media portray dangerous factions of society. See if you can figure out the bias as the details are brought out.
Michigan Christian Militia Group Charged with Police-Killing Plot , an AP headline followed by:
“Nine suspects tied to a Christian militia in the Midwest are charged with conspiring to kill police officers, then attack a funeral in the hopes of killing more law enforcement people, federal prosecutors said Monday.”
The article went on to name the faction Christian group Hutaree, obviously one of the right wing terrorist groups mentioned recently. I do have a question, exactly what crime was committed or is it now permissible to arrest American citizens for thinking about committing a crime; you know, like in the movie Minority Report with Tom Cruise?
“We’ve seen the enemy and they is us”, no that’s from the comic strip Pogo; I’ll have a report on the exact charges soon. I’m sure it will include “assault weapons and large stockpiles of ammunition”; but let’s wait until the smoke clears. They need to get Janet Reno out of retirement and just burn ‘em out like they did in Waco.
I found it interesting how Good Morning America’s website claimed to have linked the Hutaree Christian terrorist group with anti-Muslim rhetoric and threats; can’t have anyone in America making threats against Obama’s friends so that would explain the FBI getting involved.
I seem to recall reading about the Hutaree militia group; I think it was in Luke, or it might have been in Mark. The exact scripture will come to me later; something about keeping your AR-15 well oiled and fully loaded when Jesus comes. Well, it was something like that, might have been a grenade launcher instead of an AR-15; that all depends on whether you use the King James Version or the Hutaree New and Infused Version of the Bible. Does it really matter; every right wing Christian secretly is plotting to overthrow the government.
The other AP story in today’s headlines, Homicide Bombers Kill 38 on Moscow Subway . That had me wondering, “What kind of folks strap on explosives and detonate themselves with the intent of taking out as many innocent civilians as possible?”
The answer was given; but not exactly in clear and understandable English. The AP preferred to use coded text rather than come right out and say, “Muslim Terrorists”; instead these were “rebels from the restive Caucasus region that includes Chechnya”. I like that “restive region”; sounds like a vacation poster slogan instead of an area of the world infested with Muslim Terrorists who have declared war on infidels where ever they might be.
Just a bit further into the article:
“The head of Russia's main security agency said preliminary investigation places the blame on rebels from the restive Caucasus region that includes Chechnya, where separatists have fought Russian forces since the mid-1990s.”
That really clears things up, “separatists”; well why didn’t you say so? You should hear the music from the Wizard of Oz playing as you enter the Emerald City, the door keeper stroking his mustache as you get a glimpse of the Horse of a Different Color.
If you managed to weed through the exhaustive piece you might actually find a mild reference to Muslim Terrorists:
“Russian police have killed several Islamic militant leaders in the North Caucasus recently, including one last week in the Kabardino-Balkariya region. The killing of Anzor Astemirov was mourned by contributors to two al-Qaida-affiliated Web sites.”
Maybe it’s just me, being one of those right wing Christians with a concealed handgun permit just waiting for my opportunity to blast away from my easy chair while listening to Rush, Hannity or Beck; but has the news media forgotten how to report evenly and without prejudice or have they refused to do their job since being purchased by the Obama administration?
This article has been cross posted to The Moral Liberal , a publication whose banner reads, “Defending The Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government, & The American Constitution”.