September 11, 2012 may go down in history as the implosion of the main stream media. On that day the American consulate in Benghazi was over run and the US Ambassador and three others murdered. The initial narrative coming from the White House and spread by the major media outlets was elegantly simple: The violence Americans were witnessing across the Middle East was due to a fifteen minute film trailer on YouTube.
The official government narrative has been proven false. The media created “echo chamber” has been totally discredited.
A September 21st Gallup poll shows, “Americans’ distrust in the media hit a new high this year, with 60% saying they have little or no trust in the mass media to report the news fully, accurately, and fairly. Distrust is up from the past few years, when Americans were already more negative about the media than they had been in years prior to 2004.”
The U.S. State Department issued a statement condemning the creators of the film trailer. Again, the media picked up on this narrative of blame the film maker and not those causing the violence so graphically seen by Americans on televisions and the Internet. The narrative was, and in some cases continues to be, deflect the blame away from rioting Muslims at any cost.
Here are the apology statements by President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton, which were aired as TV advertisements in the Middle East at American taxpayer expense:
Something similar happened decades ago when one person spoke out about what he saw happening across the Atlantic. Daniel Greenfield in his Front Page Magazine column “The Freedom to be Silenced” writes, “In March 1937, the State Department apologized on behalf of the United States to Adolf Hitler for comments made about him by the Mayor of New York City, Fiorello LaGuardia.”
“’In this country the right of freedom of speech is guaranteed by the constitution to every citizen and is cherished as a part of the national heritage,’ James C. Dunn of the State Department said. ‘This however does not lessen the regret of the government when utterances either by private citizens or by public officials speaking in an individual capacity give offense to a government with which we have official relations. I very earnestly deprecate the utterances which have thus given offense to the German government. They do not represent the attitude of this government toward the German government’,” notes Greenfield.
“Even in the face of the brutal murders of its own people, the State Department was relentlessly holding to the line that freedom of speech must take a backseat to respect for Islam,” writes Greenfield.
“To accuse the culture that is the victim of violence of incitement to violence against the perpetrators of the violence is willfully perverse, but it has nevertheless become commonplace in Europe and is crossing the cold depths of the Atlantic Ocean to the United States,” writes Greenfield.
Frank Gaffney, in his pamphlet “The Muslim Brotherhood in the Obama Administration“, states, ”Secretary of State Hillary Clinton helped the Organization of Islamic Cooperation assemble a blasphemy resolution. Resolution 16/18 of the United Nations Human Rights Council, a body whose members consist primarily of repressive dictatorships, was a revised version of the OIC’s usual ‘Blasphemy against Islam’ resolution ushered through with the support of Hillary Clinton and the Obama Administration.
As Congressman Allen West (FL-18) stated, “I think we have to understand when tolerance becomes a one-way street, it will lead to cultural suicide.”