Thursday, November 24, 2005

Which media outlets would Jesus bomb?

It appears that in 2004 "President Bush expressed interest in bombing the headquarters of the Arabic television network al-Jazeera during a White House conversation with Prime Minister Tony Blair."

Here's a sample of some of the right-wing reaction from the blogosphere:

There are far too many journalists, and most of them are worse than useless parasites. This world would be a better place without Al-Jazeera, BBC, Guardian and their ilk. ("grandma lausch," Crooked Timber)

My contribution to this war is to help counteract propaganda that attempts to weaken and undermine our efforts. Since this war will largely be decided on the basis of public morale, this is an important contribution.

This is also why the media are significant in the conflict. My stance is that if some media are more useful to the enemy than they are to us, they may be regarded as enemy combatants. Note that I am not singling out al-Jazeera as the worst offender here. ("Evil Pundit," Larvatus Prodeo--he thinks the ABC and SBS are worse)

Eww, while he's at it how bout, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC... ("Lancer_N3502A," Free Republic)

Nice. I guess it's time for Phillip Adams to "duck and cover" . . .