Wednesday, February 18, 2009

5 Days Later, Mainstream Media Reports NY Muslim Honor Killing

In a single example that perhaps most clearly exemplifies the decline and fall of the press in the United States, the Associated Press, five days after the fact, yesterday reported on a Muslim honor killing committed at a New York television station on February 12.
The crime drips with brutal irony: a woman decapitated, allegedly by her estranged husband, in the offices of the television network the couple founded with the hope of countering Muslim stereotypes.

Muzzammil "Mo" Hassan is accused of beheading his wife last week, days after she filed for divorce. Authorities have not discussed the role religion or culture might have played, but the slaying gave rise to speculation that it was the sort of "honor killing" more common in countries half a world away, including the couple's native Pakistan.
For no good reason, the press elected to suppress news of the murder for almost a week.

No major news wire, television or cable news network reported on the story until AP published their report yesterday.

Perhaps if editors and gatekeepers were more concerned with the timely, objective reporting of the news instead of conforming to liberal media templates, their newsrooms and workforce wouldn't be shrinking faster than the economy ... and the price a single share of New York Times stock wouldn't be $2.00 less than the price of the Sunday edition of the New York Times.


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