Thursday, January 14, 2016
The 10 Obfuscatory Essentials for Covering Jihad as a Journalist | PJ Media
On the PJ Media website, Ben Weingarten listed them a while back. They still fit very well:
"If you are a journalist covering the slow-motion global jihad, there is a certain formulaic nature to how you treat its victims, victimizers, and the 'broader context' of and for jihadist savagery.
The key is obfuscation. Minimize the extent of the threat, separate the jihadist’s ideology from his acts, and if possible, proudly display your Western guilt by attributing the attacks to perceived slights and injustices at the hands of Israel, Europe, or America.
Here are the 10 essentials for crafting the perfect narrative on the jihad as a member of the media:"