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Guess The Missing Word In NY Times Report On Attempted Plane Bombing
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 12/26/2009 5:19:00 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest

Imagine that there had been a series of three incidents in which members of a [invented for present purposes] fanatical Jewish sect had attempted to bring down airliners from Arab countries.

In reporting on the latest attempt and describing the previous ones, do you think the New York Times might have mentioned the religion of the perpetrators? So do I.

But with the ledgermain required to describe a spiral staircase without using one's hands, the Gray Lady has managed in its article today to report yesterday's attempt to bring down a NWA airliner, and the earlier attempts by Richard Reid [the "shoebomber'] and the those who plotted to bring down as many as ten jets leaving the UK for the United States jets, without using the word "Muslim."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; flight253; islam; muslim; newsblackout; newyorktimes; nigeria; nyt; partisanmedia; planebombing; religionofpieces; rop; shoebomber
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1 posted on 12/26/2009 5:19:02 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; netmilsmom; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

NY Times too shy to use the M-word ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 12/26/2009 5:19:53 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Conservative criticism of the liberal media: www.finkelblog.com)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Thank God you guys read the NY Times to report this nonsense, because I never could.


3 posted on 12/26/2009 5:20:36 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

This probably won’t even be covered by the NY Slimes.....(Christians are expendable by their thinking after all):

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2415259/posts


4 posted on 12/26/2009 5:21:54 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
I'll say it. MUSLIM.


5 posted on 12/26/2009 5:22:54 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Here is comment found in a newspaper forum....

Quote:

12/26/2009 7:59:25 AM
Breaking news in London Telegraph:

Group of 18 attorneys working on behalf of Mr. Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab is bringing up a lawsuit against the passenger who recklessly asaulted their client.

“It is not about money” says Mr. Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab. “But I will take $ 12 million”.


6 posted on 12/26/2009 5:23:17 AM PST by thinking
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To: governsleastgovernsbest; OKSooner

Sheethead?


7 posted on 12/26/2009 5:23:25 AM PST by Honeybunch ("Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind." ~Rudyard Kipling)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

But.
Butt.....
But....Those muzzie A-rabs HAVE SO MUCH BLEEPING MONEY!!!!

We don’t DARE MAKE THEM MAD!!!
Doncha see?


8 posted on 12/26/2009 5:23:56 AM PST by Flintlock
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
I just knew it had to begin with the letter "M"... dang Mennonites again!

The "dying" MSM must be getting plenty of oil transfusions.

Mr. niteowl77

9 posted on 12/26/2009 5:25:23 AM PST by niteowl77 (You wanted him, and now you have got him. I say, "Good day to you," America.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

they dont wont to offend Dear Leader by calling out his fellow muslim brethren


10 posted on 12/26/2009 5:25:55 AM PST by eak3
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Unfortunately, it’s not just the NYT — at no point in their mind-numbingly repetitious, yet oddly uninformative, coverage of this story, has F&F (Fluff&Folly)used the ‘M’ word....


11 posted on 12/26/2009 5:26:30 AM PST by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: thinking
Group of 18 attorneys working on behalf of Mr. Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab is bringing up a lawsuit against the passenger who recklessly asaulted their client.

I want to PERSONALLY strangle this bitch-dog.

Maybe Muslims are on to something with the whole 'behead the guy with a dull knife' thing.

Cuz I would.

12 posted on 12/26/2009 5:28:06 AM PST by Lazamataz (DEFINITION: rac-ist (rA'sis't) 1. Anyone who disagrees with a liberal about any topic.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Not just the NYT- but CNN as well. Last night during their live coverage the anchorman continually called it an “extremist organization”...he simply would not say “Al Qaida”.


13 posted on 12/26/2009 5:34:14 AM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Shy with the MUSLIM word while they enthusiastically report on the Building of a Mosque by Ground Zero and how the Muslims will soon have their very own Muslim University (fully accredited) here in the USA.

The LIBERAL - State Run Media is sickening. May their stocks drop to the point they will be forced to join the government cheese lines.

14 posted on 12/26/2009 5:34:33 AM PST by Paige ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing," Edmund Burke)
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To: Lazamataz

yes, I agree....every man, flying as a passenger, has to be alert for such attempts at murder, look around your seat area, note your fellow passengers...TSA, the police are unable to act.....it is up us....


15 posted on 12/26/2009 5:35:58 AM PST by thinking
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To: Uncle Ike
F&F (Fluff&Folly)used the ‘M’ word....

Yes, but I could get used to Fox News being an "All Courtney Friel, All the Time" channel! Wow!

In fact, I'd be just fine with just her & Megyn Kelly as the only 2 hosts on Fox News... Well, We'd also need Neal Cavuto and Glen Beck. But just audio for them...

Mark

16 posted on 12/26/2009 5:36:33 AM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: niteowl77

I have two thoughts about this, One, this is another “crisis” (albeit legitimate) that Hussein will use to tighten the screws on US - U S, or, finally they cannot lie any more about it, and wanted to get this through the Xmass news cycle and leave it. I lean towards the former.


17 posted on 12/26/2009 5:37:08 AM PST by Shady (The Fairness Doctrine is ANYTHING but fair!!!!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Guess The Missing Word In NY Times Report On Attempted Plane Bombing

"Amish?"

5.56mm

18 posted on 12/26/2009 5:40:23 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: Flintlock

Re: Muzzie oil money

The reason they have so much money is that we refuse to continue exploration of our own natural resources, especially natural gas. We need greater energy independence to keep from paying them to kill us.


19 posted on 12/26/2009 5:43:56 AM PST by The Doctor ("They work for us. Take back government from those we can't trust.")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

20 posted on 12/26/2009 5:44:36 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Those who go below the surface do so at their peril" - Oscar Wilde)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Uh Mark,...that ain’t no lady,.....that’s a whore!


21 posted on 12/26/2009 5:45:28 AM PST by Doc Savage (SOBAMP!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
You know.... I seriously couldn't figure out the word, because there were 3 possibilities:

muslim

islam

terror/terrorist

What a pathetic "profession" that modern American journalism has become.

Is there an actual rule in the NY TIMES RULE BOOK that rules out using these terms in regards to manmade human caused disaster events?

Is anyone going to make political campaign advertisements about this?? Man caused disaster?????

What perfect idiots....

22 posted on 12/26/2009 5:45:31 AM PST by hennie pennie
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Firecracker? I don't think so! Terrorist Attempt Update: Bomb Was Incendiary, Comprised of Mixed Liquids; Obama Only Notified Three Hours After Incident

More:

A Nigerian man, claiming to be linked to al-Qaeda, allegedly tried to set off an incendiary device aboard a transatlantic airplane Friday as it descended toward Detroit's airport in what the White House called an attempted act of terrorism.

The man was quickly subdued after another passenger leapt on top of him, others on the plane said, and Northwest Airlines Flight 253 from Amsterdam landed safely around 1 p.m. Friday. The suspect was being treated at a hospital for burns he suffered while igniting the device...

The suspect[,] Abdul Farouk Abdulmutallab[,] 23, attends University College London, where he studies engineering.

Although not on the TSA's "no-fly" list, Abdulmutallab's name appears to be included in the government's records of terrorism suspects, according to a preliminary review, authorities said.

Abdulmutallab has told federal investigators that he had ties to al-Qaeda and traveled to Yemen to collect the incendiary device and instructions on how to use it, according to a federal counterterrorism official briefed on the case. Authorities have yet to verify the claim, and they expect to conduct several more interviews before they determine whether he is credible, the official said.

Federal authorities have been told that Abdulmutallab allegedly had taped some material to his leg, then used a syringe to mix chemicals with the powder while on the airplane, one official said.

But doing so "caused him to catch on fire," Richelle Keepman, who sat a few rows in front of Abdulmutallab, told WDIV-TV.

...

Officials described the device as incendiary rather than explosive, pending tests by forensics experts at the FBI. Incendiary devices generally deliver less of an impact than explosive devices.


23 posted on 12/26/2009 5:46:13 AM PST by narses ('in an odd way this is cheering news!'.)
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To: MarkL

I have noticed this myself in the last couple days! :)


24 posted on 12/26/2009 6:00:43 AM PST by RaceBannon (OBAMA'S HEALTH CARE IS SHOVEL READY...FOR SENIORS!!:: NObama. Not my president.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The new york times will share in the responsibility for the next attack, whenever and wherever it happens, for hiding the one common thread that ALL terrorists share.

Mass deportations.


25 posted on 12/26/2009 6:00:57 AM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: Lazamataz

Next time we will know to kill the terrorist - dead teerrorists don’t sue.


26 posted on 12/26/2009 6:00:59 AM PST by Issaquahking (Help Sarah Palin! go to - http://www.conservatives4palin.com - You know what to do!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Well, anybody could glean that truth by simply reading the man’s name.

They don’t mention whether the guy that kidnapped and killed the little girl on Christmas Day on Maryland’s Eastern Shore was a Catholic, Protestant or Baptist...or Atheist, for that matter.

Let me say, I have no problem with profiling. Start making anybody that looks Muslim drop trouser before getting on the planes. Let them scream bloody murder about it too.


27 posted on 12/26/2009 6:01:56 AM PST by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon))
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To: MarkL

Yes, to Megyn but this one is truly a bimbo.


28 posted on 12/26/2009 6:03:40 AM PST by surrey
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To: DCPatriot

“They don’t mention whether the guy that kidnapped and killed the little girl on Christmas Day on Maryland’s Eastern Shore was a Catholic, Protestant or Baptist.”

True, but the kidnapper/murderer’s religion probably had nothing to do with his motivation, whereas the terrorist’s Muslim faith had everything to do with his.


29 posted on 12/26/2009 6:04:38 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Conservative criticism of the liberal media: www.finkelblog.com)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The suspect, Abdulfarouk Muttalab who is an engineering student at the University College, London had been noted for his extreme views on religion since his secondary school days at the British International School, Lome, Togo.

At the secondary school, he was known for preaching about Islam to his school mates and he qwas popularly called ëAlfaí , a local coinage for Islamic scholar. After his secondary school, the young man, family sources said, once relocated to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates from where he declared to his family members that he did not want to have anything to do with any of them again.

http://www.thisdayonline.com/nview.php?id=162769


30 posted on 12/26/2009 6:16:39 AM PST by Mojave (Ignorant and stoned - Obama's natural constituency.)
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To: Mojave

Yes, but it would have been very insensitive for the Times to include that information in its article ;-)


31 posted on 12/26/2009 6:18:32 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Conservative criticism of the liberal media: www.finkelblog.com)
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To: Paige
The truly crazy thing is that Muslims are a 1,000 times more intolerant than Christians.

Homosexuals, pedophiles, abortionist, prostitutes, strippers, feminist groups and other core Democrat/liberal groups would or will be shut down and massacred under Muslim government. The self-destructive psychosis of the liberals is stunning.

32 posted on 12/26/2009 6:19:51 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (There is no "O" in Transparency.)
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To: MarkL

Ultra High Maintenance.


33 posted on 12/26/2009 6:20:46 AM PST by MaxMax (Obamao can't play in the Olympic reindeer games)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The NYT might eventually call him a “religious extremist” while leaving out the religion.


34 posted on 12/26/2009 6:26:11 AM PST by Mojave (Ignorant and stoned - Obama's natural constituency.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

ping


35 posted on 12/26/2009 6:34:54 AM PST by vetvetdoug (FUBO, a fashion statement for conservatives.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
But with the ledgermain required to describe a spiral staircase without using one's hands......

Did they mean legerdemain maybe?

Main Entry: leg·er·de·main
Pronunciation: \ˌle-jər-də-ˈmān\
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French leger de main light of hand
Date: 15th century
1 : sleight of hand
2 : a display of skill or adroitness

36 posted on 12/26/2009 6:38:11 AM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: SERKIT

They [me] did, and thanks to another keen-eyed reader who brought the mistake to my attention I’ve changed it in the original NewsBusters article.


37 posted on 12/26/2009 6:40:07 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Conservative criticism of the liberal media: www.finkelblog.com)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I thought it was going to be the “T” word...

I guess the “M” word will do in a pinch...


38 posted on 12/26/2009 6:48:12 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus sayin')
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To: MarkL

Definitely NOT GUILTY!


39 posted on 12/26/2009 6:57:57 AM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Governor,

Please! The Shoe Bomber’s name is Abdul Raheem! I find it highly rude of you to use the English name “Richard Reid” when he wants to be known by his muslim name instead.

I suppose you are one of those jerks who insisted on calling NBA great Lew Alcindor “Lew Alcindor” instead of Abdul Jamar. It’s racist! sarc/ (or was it Lou?)

Oldplayer


40 posted on 12/26/2009 7:01:33 AM PST by oldplayer
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Amish?


41 posted on 12/26/2009 7:08:05 AM PST by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

There are THREE missing words! BLACK ISLAMIC TERRORIST.


42 posted on 12/26/2009 7:17:47 AM PST by 2harddrive
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
OK, we are getting the first (albeit blurry) pictures of the sonofabitch and the incident:

From UK Telegraph just now.

43 posted on 12/26/2009 7:46:43 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Each contemptuous Senate Democrat is thinking: "Oh, it will all blow over by spring--they'll forget")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
describe a spiral staircase without using your hands

helical flight of steps

44 posted on 12/26/2009 7:52:13 AM PST by drubyfive
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

MIA...
J-word,
I-word, AND
M-word


45 posted on 12/26/2009 8:27:14 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Richard Reid singlehandedly caused a billion humans to take off their shoes in deference to his act. What religion is big on taking off shoes as a sign of respect? Hmmm.

Now all Americans will get to do a little more at the airport in order to catch a flight. Get ready to be required to take off your shoes and socks, roll up your pants to the knees and kneel at the metal detector. Somehow they are going to figure out how to require TSA to put a crescent moon on metal detectors.


46 posted on 12/26/2009 8:31:38 AM PST by kinghorse (The trouble with GREENS is they're too Yellow to admit they're RED.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Full discussion of the religion involved in The Boston Globe
47 posted on 12/26/2009 8:48:34 AM PST by pabianice
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To: narses
The suspect was being treated at a hospital for burns severe beatings, broken limbs and head injuries he suffered while igniting the device...

How it should have read

48 posted on 12/26/2009 9:45:25 AM PST by JrsyJack (a healthy dose of buckshot will probably get you the last word in any argument.)
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To: hennie pennie

This whole concept of “man-caused disaster” deserves a little more analysis than it’s gotten: it sounds exactly like an insurance term, ironically, joined to and NOT directly opposed to “Act of God”. YET, a terrorist act IS in a sense an Act of God, in that it’s being perpetrated ON BEHALF OF Allula Akbar, or Mohammed, and as such, your “insurance” probably won’t pay for the damages.
Of course, the way they want us to take it is that “man-caused disaster” is merely, and once again, a Law Enforcement issue, and not to be considered on any level an “Act of War”(or its other corollary, an “Act of God”) Even Orwell would be stupified at how far adrift we’ve allowed ourselves to get with our language.
We’re asked to accept conceptualizations that even the feebleminded could see through.


49 posted on 12/26/2009 10:05:59 AM PST by supremedoctrine
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To: hennie pennie

This whole concept of “man-caused disaster” deserves a little more analysis than it’s gotten: it sounds exactly like an insurance term, ironically, joined to and NOT directly opposed to “Act of God”. YET, a terrorist act IS in a sense an Act of God, in that it’s being perpetrated ON BEHALF OF Allula Akbar, or Mohammed, and as such, your “insurance” probably won’t pay for the damages.
Of course, the way they want us to take it is that “man-caused disaster” is merely, and once again, a Law Enforcement issue, and not to be considered on any level an “Act of War”(or its other corollary, an “Act of God”) Even Orwell would be stupified at how far adrift we’ve allowed ourselves to get with our language.
We’re asked to accept conceptualizations that even the feebleminded could see through.


50 posted on 12/26/2009 10:08:53 AM PST by supremedoctrine
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