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Turkey redux

8 June 2013

9:56 AM

8 June 2013

9:56 AM

It must be boring for you too, returning to the same complaint, over and over again. Report on the BBC’s 10 O’Clock News about the trouble in Turkey. Not a single mention, in the three minutes, of the words Islam, or Muslim, or Islamification. You had to infer everything. Without prior knowledge of what was going on, you would have been utterly mystified as to why people were unhappy. You noted that all of the protestors were young, middle class, educated and the women fashionably unveiled; well spoken, good English and so on. And you would have wondered then who the alleged ‘50 per cent’ who support the Prime Minister might be; what are they dressed like? Is this an argument about poverty, or what? Not a mention of the causes. And this way of reporting the news is how half-wits like Professor Plum (see comments below) are able to form their half-baked views: the protests were about a park plus also probably something to do with Israel. Succour for imbeciles.

If this had been the other way about, the reporting would have been very different.


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