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Journalists guide to islam called cave in to political correctness ^ | 4/12/14 | Perry Chiaramonte

Posted on 04/12/2014 6:29:24 AM PDT by armydawg505

A "how-to" guide published by a prominent journalism school to help reporters covering Islam-related issues is under fire from critics who say it sacrifices the First Amendment to political correctness.

"Islam for Journalists,” an online guide from Washington State University, says coverage of the Muslim world can be fair, yet inoffensive without compromising journalistic principles. Yet it pointedly condemns publication of images of Muhammed, an act which is forbidden by the Koran, and seems to equate it with violence carried out in the name of Islam.

Click here to read "Islam for Journalists"

“Across the Muslim world extremists are wielding their swords with grisly effect, but the pen…can be just as lethal,” Lawrence Pintak, dean of the school's Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, wrote in the introduction to the guide.

“Many Muslim journalists simply couldn’t understand why Western news organizations would republish the offensive images just because [of a legal right]. Journalism is not supposed to be a weapon [it is meant] to inform, not inflame,” Pintak wrote.

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And for the next book published by Washington State University, " The Journalists guide to Christians...." Well, maybe not.
1 posted on 04/12/2014 6:29:25 AM PDT by armydawg505
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To: armydawg505

They sold out long before this.

2 posted on 04/12/2014 6:48:47 AM PDT by exPBRrat
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To: armydawg505
Notice that another book by the authors of this tripe is called "Seeds of Hate: How America's Flawed Middle East Policy Ignited the Jihad."

Need you know anything more?

3 posted on 04/12/2014 7:16:14 AM PDT by IronJack
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To: armydawg505

“the pen…can be just as lethal,””

bo’s pen?

Or the written news (assumes muslims can or will read it).

4 posted on 04/12/2014 7:18:59 AM PDT by Scrambler Bob (You can count my felonies by looking at my FR replies.)
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To: armydawg505
First came Orwell's 1984 published in 1949 with ... The main distinction is that politically correct language is often inspired by politeness and naivety, while Newspeak has a more explicit limiting political motivation.

 bellyfeel - a blind, enthusiastic acceptance of an idea
 blackwhite - this word has 2 mutually contradictory meanings. Applied to an opponent, it means the habit of impudently claiming that black is white, in contradiction of the plain facts. Applied to a Party member, it means a loyal willingness to say that black is white when Party discipline demands this. But it means also the ability to believe that black is white, and more, to know that black is white, and to forget that 1 has ever believed the contrary. This demands a continuous alteration of the past, made possible by the system of thought which really embraces all the rest, known as doublethink.
 crimethink - thoughts that are unorthodox or outside the official government platform, as well as the verb meaning "to commit thoughtcrime
 goodthink - the opposite of crimethink, approved by the Party
 goodsex - Any form of sex considered acceptable by the Party; specifically, this refers only to married heterosexual sex for the exclusive purpose of providing new children for the Party. All other forms of sex are considered sexcrime.

1953 – The Associated Press (AP, (the largest news source within the U.S.) published its modern AP Stylebook. It is a style and usage guide used by newspapers and in the news industry in the U.S. The book is updated annually by AP editors, usually in June. Reporters, editors and others use the AP Stylebook as a guide for grammar, punctuation and principles and practices of reporting. The AP Stylebook is considered a newspaper industry standard and is also used by broadcasters, magazines and public relations firms. It includes an A-to-Z listing of guides to capitalization, abbreviation, spelling, numerals and usage.

 Negro → colored → Afro-American → black → African-American
 Venereal disease (VD) → sexually transmitted infection (STI) → sexually transmitted disease (STD)
 Christmas → holiday/ tree-lights-cards
 Easter → spring/ egg-bunny-basket
 bastard → born out of wedlock → illegitimate → child of a single parent
 global warming →man-made global warming → anthropomorphic global warming → climate change
 sodomite → faggot → pervert → degenerate → queer → homosexual → homo → lesbian/gay → LGBTQ = lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender/questioning GLAAD put “homosexual” on its list of offensive terms and in 2006 persuaded The Associated Press to restrict use of the word in its Stylebook.
 homosexual partners/marriage → same-sex couple/marriage
 domestic partner → his husband or her wife (AP Stylebook, effective 2013)  sexual preference – avoid using this politically charged term which implies that sexuality is the result of a conscious choice → use sexual orientation – innate sexual attraction
 illegal immigrant/ alien → The 2013 AP Stylebook no longer sanctions the term 'illegal immigrant' or the use of 'illegal' to describe a person. Instead, it tells users that 'illegal' should describe only an action, such as living in or immigrating to a country illegally."
 Islamist → The 2013 AP Stylebook no longer sanctions this term.

5 posted on 04/12/2014 8:50:18 AM PDT by MacNaughton
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