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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Collaborationist Media Spike Muslim Convert's Murder of U.S. Soldier

By Rick Pearcey • June 3, 2009, 01:34 PM

From Brent Baker at Newsbusters:

The networks, which saw the apparently politically-motivated murder of a Kansas doctor who performed late term abortions as a major story, haven't been so interested in a Muslim convert who specifically targeted and shot two Army privates outside a Little Rock recruiting office, killing one, William Long. None mentioned it on Monday night and on Tuesday evening, as all aired follow-up pieces on Dr. George Tiller, only NBC gave it a few seconds.

Since the "mainstream" media have taken sides in the culture wars, and since the side they have taken rejects the principles upon which this nation is founded, perhaps it is time to identify them for what they truly are: The Collaborationist Press -- that is, organs of ideology and propaganda in the service of forces at odds with the DNA of the American Experiment in liberty.

As coverage of the ongoing abortion tragedy demonstrates (e.g., the killing of abortionist George Tiller), the "pro-choice" Collaborationist Press rejects the Founders' insistence on unalienable rights, including the unalienable right to life, including the right to life of preborn American citizens (and preborn journalists). Rejecting the only adequate basis for authentic human freedom, the Collaborationist Press devolves into mouthpieces for tyranny (however well motivated, or not-so-well motivated, individual reporters may be).  

Far less interesting to the Collaborationist Media, therefore, is the killing of U.S. Army private William Long in Little Rock, in the state of a president who famously "loathed" the military. No human institution is perfect, but the U.S. military has been a force for genuine goodness in the world, fighting unto victory the evils of fascism in Europe and Japan during WWII, and being the ready backbone of liberty in the Cold War, helping to ensure the downfall of the class-warfare slave state formerly known as the U.S.S.R.

Of course there have been mistakes. But when U.S. soliders break the law, we've had a system of justice and morality in the United States -- rooted ultimately the self-same Creator who endows every human being with unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness -- upon which to bring those soliders to justice. Again, not perfection, but certainly a terrific and humane advance in the struggle of human liberty against the forces of ideological terror and government tyranny. 

All of this is rejected in principle by a secularized press that has forgotten that freedom does not grow on trees or crawl out of the ocean. Rejected in principle is the Founders' hard-won understanding that human dignity and freedom are rooted in a real and knowable Creator. His structured creation -- which we recognize as the objective cosmos -- is what makes possible the rational investigation and empirical discovery of both science and legitimate news gathering in the first place. It also makes possible the separation of a religiously privatized "faith" (secular or otherwise) from the concrete and epistemologically assured information, truth content, and authenticity available in the Judeo-Christian worldview.

However, in somewhat less than infinite wisdom, the Collaborationist Press has rejected that worldview which gives an adequate basis for "fair and balanced" reporting. It is of little surprise, therefore, that so many journalists now find themselves goosestep-slobbering more and more deeply into political passions, relativistic subjectivities, group think that would make cult members blush, and obedience to correlations of raw power at particular moments in history. 

This is the true crisis in journalism today. What is needed to counter this is not a journalism passionately devoted to "conservatism" or some other "ism." What is needed is a journalism passionately committed to objective truth. "Vichy" journalism in Nazi-occupied France was a contradiction in terms in WWII Europe, and it is a contradiction in terms in America today. A journalism of resistance rooted in truth will win the hearts of Americans and help set us free again. 

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