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I don't think it's all just that
religious group but very much the media trying to whip up more fear. We've seen the kind of violence that comes from all of those you've listed and, by far, Muslims have been depicted as the meanest. So which headline here would get the lead?
Chihuahua Escapes from Dog Pound or
Hungry Bengal Tiger Missing from Local Zoo
Of course all bets are off if the canine critter belonged to Paris Hilton.
which is more dangerous?
Paris.....by a wide margin
Kills the brain and leaves the body alive.
I can imagine worse:
"Paris Hilton escapes from Hollywood Zoo."
Or any of long list released back to the streets from rehab.
My thoughts ? Are all those folks really outraged ?
... or is it the words used by journalists that give the impression that all xxxxxxx are outraged? Also, the results you have found may represent the amount of times a few events of outrage have been repeatedly reported.
A sad example of a certain group getting all the news buzz because of race or religion would be the amount of national news and web coverage an adolescent white girl gets when kidnapped, raped, killed... versus a black or latino girl.
Would a muslim group that is upset about something, have had their story reported on the national news beat at all if this was 1980 ? How about 1990 ? How about september 9th, 2001 ? Journalism can be so misleading now a days for a variety of reasons, one of which is just how important a story really is. Is a news story repeated today because it is significant, or is it repeated because the google statistics on a web page shows it is the most clicked on story of the day ? 100 years ago, it was about selling papers. In todays world it is about how many hits your web site gets, and the associated billing you can charge your advertisers.
I remember a news event from a few years back
that I listened to on one TV channel and then switched to another. I don't remember exact details but it had to do with surprise police raid in a high school looking for guns and drugs. One channel reported that 'Many parents expressed outrage......' and the other that 'Most parents expressed approval...... The one channel had video showing shouting and fist waving while the other had only calm conversation from happy parents to offer for its efforts. How boring.
Any news cameraman at a scene, worth their salt...
... will get video footage of the screaming, hysterical, hand waving, kid toting, drunken, outrageously dressed man or woman with something to say, instead of the calm, well spoken neighbor standing quietly to one side.
It just makes for better TV.
It used to be said of journalism-
the older, written, edited, considered variety- that it is "the first draft of history".
At the same time, 'Hearst's and Pulitzer's war' comes to mind.
I'm not sure that method proves anything.
muslim terrorism = 434,000
Catholic terrorism = 5,000,000
Protestant terrorism = 1,490,000
Christian Terrorism= 349,000
Bible Terrorism = 3,340,000
Koran Terrorism = 2,160,000
Quran terrorism = 1,980,000
A couple of OOps in your links but
try taking out the "ism" and see what happens.
I took the time first
so, I'll wait for yours next.
there you go again loseing your head again