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Methinks they doth protest too much!

"They" are Muslims. This was inspired by something I heard radio talker Neal Boortz say on TV recently. I went to Google and entered the string "xxxxxxxx outraged", where xxxxxxxx is the name of a religious group; I also threw in atheists for good measure. Note: I used the Boolean quotes to insure that only those hits in which BOTH words are present would be displayed. The results:

Buddhists outraged: 58
Atheists outraged: 200
Hindus outraged: 657
Christians outraged: 1,640
Jews outraged: 3,620
Muslims outraged: 32,000

My conclusions (they differ from Boortz's, BTW): My guess is that by continually expressing their "outrage" in these politically correct times, the apologists for Islam seek to deflect and ultimately suppress all criticism of Islam and Muslims - even when it is totally justified and deserved. Then, insulated from all public opposition, the coast will truly be clear for Islamofascism to prosper in the U.S. as it is doing so wonderfully in Western Europe, where the locals have been intimidated into looking the other way at anything ostensibly done in the name of Allah.

Your thoughts?

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I don't think it's all just that

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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. Wink

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(NT) which is more dangerous?

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Paris.....by a wide margin

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Kills the brain and leaves the body alive.

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(NT) Good one!

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I can imagine worse:

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"Paris Hilton escapes from Hollywood Zoo." Happy

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LOL!

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Or any of long list released back to the streets from rehab. Happy

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My thoughts ? Are all those folks really outraged ?

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... 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.

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I remember a news event from a few years back

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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. Wink

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Any news cameraman at a scene, worth their salt...

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... 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. Wink

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It used to be said of journalism-

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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.

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I'm not sure that method proves anything.

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A couple of OOps in your links but

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try taking out the "ism" and see what happens.

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I took the time first

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so, I'll wait for yours next. Wink

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(NT) there you go again loseing your head again

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