Rights group blasts 'racist' US media - A rights group has blasted some US media organisations for allowing racist and hate-filled speech during its coverage of Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat's death.
Nony Wrote the following on 11/15/2004 02:42 AM : The media will hide behind "free speech"
To bad it is carried by Aljazeera, immediatly discredits the story for those in posession of (dubious) Truth, (questionable) Belief and (doubtful) Honor
Sky Wrote the following on 11/15/2004 07:40 AM : Aljazeera does put a Arab slant on their news coverage, but they are not the mouthpiece for terroists that we have been led to believe. Quite to the contrary, they have raised awareness in the region and have often got themselves in trouble with the Saudi royals and other governments for exposing their support of terrorism.
Sky Wrote the following on 11/15/2004 2:53 PM : Of course they are a different race. the people of Asia Minor are not caucasian. And many Americans do indeed hold a racially-based dislike for them, ussing such epithets as "sand nigger" when refering to them. These people all voted for Bush.
Nony Wrote the following on 11/15/2004 4:48 PM : I would not call that a majority, of the 60% of people who woted, 51% voted for him, in my book that makes it over the whole of the US, 30.5% Pro Bush, 29.0% Pro Kerry, 0.5% Pro Nader and 40% undecided.
Calling 30.5% "the majority of Americans" is not that fair now is it.