Skip to comments.SPOTLIGHT: TALK RADIO - In The Middle Of Tookie Watch, Aussie Riots
Posted on 12/12/2005 7:52:31 PM PST by chuckpez
Looking for easy scapegoats after a series of violent "white" vs. "Arab" attacks in Australia, Islamic leaders and news media outlets have been quick to fault talk radio for fanning the flames. From the London Times:
- Yesterday, Islamic leaders blamed the trouble on influential talk radio hosts who had whipped up racial tensions in the wake of last weekends attack on the lifesavers, who epitomise Australias white traditions and Anglo-Saxon roots.
From The Mercury in South Africa:
- The President of the Islamic Friendship Association of Australia, Keysar Trad, said the violence was "bound to happen" after callers to some talk radio shows whipped up ethnic tensions after the attacks last weekend. As evening fell on the beach the fighting subsided and Iemma appealed for calm. "I urge everyone to back our police and respect the rule of law that is the bedrock of our Australian community," he said.
While there surely must be two sides to this story, one wouldn't know it from the coverage, where photos all appear to feature drunken "whites" clashing with police...
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It's been brewing for a long time.
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