Tuesday, May 24, 2005


...the beam in thine own eye...Part II

... or how the Newsweek story became a simple case of news framing...

Strike the Root has a comment on how likely it would be that the Koran had been flushed down the toilet at Guantanamo:
Anyway, we know our government would never disrespect the Koran in any way, as
our secretary of state says. They might kill people, stack them in pyramids
naked, put leashes on them, and attach electrodes to them, but they would never,
ever flush the Koran down the toilet.

In any case, Strike the Root reports that the outbreak in Afghanistan might not have been triggered by the Newsweek at all, according to what military advisors now say. Which makes the Newsweek story even more so a question of domestic affairs. The propaganda machine in Muslim countries have used the Newsweek story to frame its already glowing hatred for the US, and the Bush administration has been able to feed its hatred for Newsweek. Sweet world.

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