November 20, 2003
Evil in Istanbul and London
The mass murderers in Turkey and the anti-Bush protesters in London are egging each other on
Tens of thousands demonstrators marched through the heart of London on Thursday, toppling a 17-foot tall papier mache statue of President Bush to show their anger for the Iraq war and Prime Minister Tony Blair's support of the invasion.
Many in the crowd said Thursday's bombings in Istanbul, which killed more than two dozen people, strengthened their resolve to oppose U.S.-British policy in Iraq.
As Glenn Reynolds is fond of saying, they're not "peace activists", they're on the other side.
Posted by Stefan Sharkansky at November 20, 2003 11:32 AM
If the Bush Administration makes a speech or communicates a proposed policy, the media furnishes about 2/3 of its coverage to opposition of the policy.
Whereas if a mob of 'activists' blocks the streets with actions and puppets and rhetorical kiyoodling, the media advertises it for days in advance, seeks it out, encourages it and passes it on verbatim as news.
Glenn Reynolds is right.
I was utterly appalled to hear an Australian radio station news update report that British "anti-war" protestors were marching to protest Bush's visit.
Now that is a gross abuse of the English language.
It reeks of media elitism - pretending to be ohh so sophisticated that they will editorialise the headlines and the language they use to report real facts and events.
If anything, the protestors are "anti-Bush", or perhaps in favour of America leaving Iraq - "pro-retreat".
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I would love a front page article about the protests, that accurately describes WHICH BLOODY groups organised the protests !
Give us a rundown of who A.N.S.W.E.R is and all the socialist groups. The media should mention their record of opposing ANY bloody action that the government of a free democracy takes.