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AP Under Attack for Removing Islamophobia, Homophobia from Stylebook
Frontpagemag.com ^ | 28NOV12 | Daniel Greenfield

Posted on 11/28/2012 11:35:11 AM PST by bayouranger

First the Associated Press announced that it would continue using “Illegal Alien” instead of “Undocumented American”, “Accidental Border Crosser” or “Beautiful Dreamer” on the grounds that it was well… technically accurate.

Now the AP is throwing out Homophobia and Islamophobia on the grounds that they are inaccurate and conflate prejudice with mental illness. And that has led to outrage hysteria from the usual organs of the left who like sticking to their politicized words once they’ve made enough people aware of them.

“Ethnic cleansing is a euphemism for pretty violent activities, a phobia is a psychiatric or medical term for a severe mental disorder. Those terms have been used quite a bit in the past, and we don’t feel that’s quite accurate,” AP Deputy Standards Editor Dave Minthorn said.

Again, that is accurate, despite the progressive response that adding phobia as a suffix allows it to mean a completely different thing.

The Associated Press is not taking a conservative position here, but we have reached such a point of cultural decay that fact-based positions that derive their grounds from reason and proof are already innately conservative. Or as George Orwell put it, “We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.”

The left’s counterattack on behalf of homophobia is already irrational, even from the standpoint of their own interests, because it communicates mental problems when the goal is to communicate bigotry.

Slate argues that homophobia is just like arachnophobia. The argument is wrong on a number of levels. The most simple level where it’s wrong is that the subject under discussion is not even fear. It’s dislike. The Guardian and several other media outlets have churned out pieces arguing that dislike of homosexuality is primarily motivated by fear. But that’s an opinion and the very argument testifies to a news media that is hardly able to distinguish fact-based reporting from opinion-mongering.

Finally there is something Orwellian about describing political or religious views in terms usually employed for mental illness. It skips past discussing what people believe or do to claiming intimate knowledge of their motives and passing judgement on their sanity. It’s reasonable for the AP to opt out of such heavily politicized and inaccurate language that claims to report on the state of mental health, rather than the state of events.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 1984; freespeech; homosexualagenda; language; lexicon; orwell; phobia; purge
Back to the drawing board for the OIC in their attempt to suppress Free Speech.
1 posted on 11/28/2012 11:35:19 AM PST by bayouranger
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To: bayouranger

Removalphobia.


2 posted on 11/28/2012 11:41:15 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Don't tax me bro! Tax that guy over there!)
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To: bayouranger

” arguing that dislike of homosexuality is primarily motivated by fear. “

I call people who frame an argument with no evidence “a33holes.”


3 posted on 11/28/2012 11:42:29 AM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Thought Puzzle: Describe Islam without using the phrase "mental disorder" more than four times.)
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To: bayouranger

If “homophobia” is the term for bigotry aimed at homosexuals, why isn’t “racephobia” used for redneck crackers like me?


4 posted on 11/28/2012 11:42:33 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Bread and Circuses; Everyone to the Coliseum!)
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To: bayouranger

“The left’s counterattack on behalf of homophobia is already irrational, even from the standpoint of their own interests, because it communicates mental problems when the goal is to communicate bigotry.”

I disagree. The left prefers to label their opponents as mentally ill so when they control the country they can put their opponents in mental hospitals. Just the same as the Soviets did when they ruled Russia and half of the world.


5 posted on 11/28/2012 11:43:11 AM PST by MeganC (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: bayouranger
Thinks you disagree with are not phobias. If that were the case, everything would be a phobia. The whole phobia invention is/was STUPID.

Of course homos have heterophobia and Muzzies have Jewish/Christianphobia.

6 posted on 11/28/2012 11:46:38 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: bayouranger
...a phobia is a psychiatric or medical term for a severe mental disorder.

 

I'm not so sure. To me - phobia means fear of something. And to that end; I've always been homophobic. Not that I'm afraid of any fag making a pass at me, but I fear their plans, goals and objectives which are destroying our culture and our country.

7 posted on 11/28/2012 11:47:42 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: bayouranger

At DU, a poster suggested “black Friday” may be a racist term. Traditional definitions are so white European colonial oppressionist.


8 posted on 11/28/2012 11:51:02 AM PST by Tex-Con-Man (<-------currently working through post-election anger issues.)
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To: Tex-Con-Man
It was one of those hags on The Spew...

 

Joy Behar’s Moral Quandary: 'Isn't it a Little Racist to Call it Black Friday?'
 
11/26/2012 7:32:56 PM PST · by chessplayer · 93 replies
NewsBusters ^
There's nothing like tuning into an episode of "The View" for a little exploration of social sensitivities in the modern American culture. In keeping with that tradition, on Black Friday, a term used to describe the Friday following Thanksgiving, which is the beginning of the traditional Christmas shopping season, the use of the word "black" to mark this occasion was a topic of discussion on "The View" for its potential "racist" implications.

 

9 posted on 11/28/2012 11:54:38 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Tex-Con-Man; All

Insane.

How the Term “Islamophobia” Got Shoved Down Your Throat

The neologism “Islamophobia” did not simply emerge ex nihilo. It was invented, deliberately, by a Muslim Brotherhood front organization, the International Institute for Islamic Thought, which is based in Northern Virginia. If that name dimly rings a bell, it should: I’ve mentioned it before, and it’s particularly important because it was co-founded by Anwar Ibrahim–the hero of Moderate Islam who is now trotting around the globe comparing his plight to that of Aung San Suu Kyi.

Abdur-Rahman Muhammad, a former member of the IIIT who has renounced the group in disgust, was an eyewitness to the creation of the word. “This loathsome term,” he writes, is nothing more than a thought-terminating cliche conceived in the bowels of Muslim think tanks for the purpose of beating down critics.

In another article concerning the many moderate Muslims whose voices have been drowned out by Saudi-financed Muslim Brotherhood front groups, Muhammad describes the strategy behind the word’s invention:

In an effort to silence critics of political Islam, advocates needed to come up with terminology that would enable them to portray themselves as victims. Muhammad said he was present when his then-allies, meeting at the offices of the International Institute for Islamic Thought (IIIT) in Northern Virginia years ago, coined the term “Islamophobia.”

Muhammad said the Islamists decided to emulate the homosexual activists who used the term “homophobia” to silence critics. He said the group meeting at IIIT saw “Islamophobia” as a way to “beat up their critics.”

Really imagine that scene: a bunch of Islamists admiring how astutely the queers–people who in their ideal world would be served with the lash or hanged–had portrayed their critics as mentally disturbed. Brilliant. Let’s take a leaf from them and then kill them. The association of anti-Islamism–the noblest form of liberal anti-totalitarianism–with gay-bashing rednecks in the grip of a psychosexual panic was not just one of those linguistic accidents of history, in other words. These guys were sitting there in Virginia and really thinking about the best way to exploit the weaknesses of the Western psyche. They came up with this word–and admit it, it’s clever; I challenge you to find a better one if you want to yank the West’s chain–and they marketed it with petrodollars, and now it truly does drive public discourse and policy the world over.

The fact that the IIIT was co-founded by Anwar Ibrahim, who is now on trial for sodomy–something of a homophobic charge, that—would be almost hilarious in its just-deserts irony if Anwar hadn’t succeeded in portraying himself as the moderate darling of Muslim moderation whose plight should now trouble the liberal conscience of the West, no matter his own role in exploiting it.

So Anwar Ibrahim– our moderate man in moderate Malaysia–is the moderate man behind this Orwellian effort to render the West incapable of objecting even verbally to political Islam. The gift of “Islamophobia” is just the beginning of the story.

Read it all.

http://creepingsharia.wordpress.com/2010/11/27/how-the-term-islamophobia-got-shoved-down-your-throat/


10 posted on 11/28/2012 11:57:00 AM PST by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: Sacajaweau

Judeophobia

Christophobia


11 posted on 11/28/2012 11:58:53 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Responsibility2nd; bayouranger
...a phobia is a psychiatric or medical term for a severe mental disorder.

I'm not so sure. To me - phobia means fear of something. And to that end; I've always been homophobic. Not that I'm afraid of any fag making a pass at me, but I fear their plans, goals and objectives which are destroying our culture and our country.

The left's use of the term, "phobia" is meant to diminish the person who speaks out against anything the left embraces. In their (pea) minds, when someone speaks out against, for instance, Islam or homosexual conduct, they do so because that person "FEARS" that particular group or behavior to the degree that the fear becomes all consuming. Thus, it's not simply a fear of something, such as a person who has a fear of spiders. The level of fear, in the (pea) mind of the liberal, is a significant social detriment to the person experiencing the fear. This warped use of phobia by the left is meant to suggest that the person with such "FEAR" does indeed have a mental illness, at least in the liberal mind.

I fear our government is taking this nation in a direction which will result in the demise of our Constitution. If I had some type of phobia, my fear would result in a form of paralysis. In actuality, the fear that liberals attempt to shackle Conservatives with does not result in paralysis, but action. This is why they attempt to diminish and marginalize all of us.

12 posted on 11/28/2012 12:01:48 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: SoldierDad

The whacked-out self-haters on the left have Stockholm Syndrome. That’s why they so readily side with those who want them dead. It’s sick, really.


13 posted on 11/28/2012 12:07:21 PM PST by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: Tex-Con-Man

black friday was derived from the accounting of “being in the black” or making a profit.

IOW big profit friday.

so earning money on a particular friday is racist? No wonder they are DUmies.


14 posted on 11/28/2012 12:08:59 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: bayouranger
And that has led to outrage hysteria from the usual organs of the left who like sticking to their politicized words once they’ve made enough people aware of them.

I think he made a typo. Wasn't it supposed to be

"orangs of the left"?

15 posted on 11/28/2012 12:20:16 PM PST by Erasmus (Zwischen des Teufels und des tiefen, blauen Meers)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

now we have conservaphobia


16 posted on 11/28/2012 12:22:29 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: darkangel82
The whacked-out self-haters on the left have Stockholm Syndrome. That’s why they so readily side with those who want them dead. It’s sick, really.""""".......

Maybe we should have a stimulus bill that would give ALL the whacked out self haters a ONE WAY AIRFARE to the islamic country of their choice and they Forfiet their citizenship.

17 posted on 11/28/2012 12:25:09 PM PST by annieokie
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To: bayouranger

Stealth Jihad going on in America...


18 posted on 11/28/2012 12:26:39 PM PST by rxtn41
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To: bayouranger
Finally there is something Orwellian about describing political or religious views in terms usually employed for mental illness. It skips past discussing what people believe or do to claiming intimate knowledge of their motives and passing judgement on their sanity. It’s reasonable for the AP to opt out of such heavily politicized and inaccurate language that claims to report on the state of mental health, rather than the state of events.

It should be remembered that, in the last decades of the Soviet Union, persons objecting to the state's oppression of human freedoms and democracy were often diagnosed as mentally ill and sent to asylums for "treatment." This action was considered perfectly logical in Communist theory as only the insane would object to the perfected communist state. Under the same reasoning, conscientious objection to military service was also disallowed as the perfected state must be defended.

Needless to say, the Left's use of mental illness designation for any position or person they find troublesome is just an ad hominim attack in the same vicious mindset that the Communists used (and, IIRC, are still using to a limited extent in China). The Left simply lacks the coercive power to implement their agenda. (Although it seems they tried recently went a veteran in southeastern Virginia was apprehended and sent (for a brief period) to a mental treatment facility because of some very mildly objectionable (to Obama supporters) Facebook postings (song lyrics). Fortunately, the supervising magistrate eventually saw things differently and ordered his release after a few days.)

19 posted on 11/28/2012 1:03:23 PM PST by Captain Rhino (Determined Effort is the hammer that Human Will uses to forge Tomorrow on the anvil of Today.)
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To: longtermmemmory
County Commissioner John Wiley Price is the race/master/baiter on this sterling example of a fine public school education....

Dallas county official: “Black hole” is racist! (Michelle Malkin)

Their self parody is so complete, they are immune from ridicule and standard issue satire.

20 posted on 11/28/2012 1:06:12 PM PST by Tex-Con-Man (<-------currently working through post-election anger issues.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

What ever happened to this sicko that needs to be pushed in a ditch?

“Larry Brinkin, veteran San Francisco gay rights advocate, arrested for felony possession of child porn, police say

SAN FRANCISCO - Veteran San Francisco gay rights advocate Larry Brinkin was arrested Friday for felony possession of child pornography, which included images of children as young as a year-old engaging in sex acts with adults, police said.

Investigators said Brinkin, 66, had pornographic images on email attachments that appear to show infants and toddlers performing sex acts on men, reported the San Francisco Chronicle. Representatives of America Online contacted authorities after coming across the email attachments from one of its subscriber’s accounts.

The LAPD traced the IP address associated with the account to Brinkin, who resides in San Francisco, according to court records. The LAPD then forwarded the case to San Francisco police, who executed a search warrant Friday and seized computer equipment.

Brinkin was taken into custody Friday night. He spent the night in jail before he was released on bail. The district attorney’s office will decide Tuesday whether to file charges.

“We’re still reviewing the case,” district attorney’s spokeswoman Stephanie Ong Stillman said Monday.

Brinkin worked for the San Francisco Human Rights Commission before his retirement in 2010. During his 22-year tenure at the Human Rights Commission, Brinkin was best known for championing equal rights for gays and lesbians, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Bevan Dufty, formerly from the Board of Supervisors, said Monday that he was shocked to learn of Brinkin’s arrest.

“I have admired and respected his work for the LGBT community,” Dufty said. “I respect and am confident that there will be due process.”

~~ I heard on the radio that he was tied into a very elite political group that’s covering for him.


21 posted on 11/28/2012 1:40:16 PM PST by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
I had a lesbo go after me when I was about 12...at the YWCA...I told my brother because I was frightened by it.

He said stay away from her and if it happens again, tell him. He was only 16.

I quit the Y instead and joined a Thespian group at our wonderful Museum.

22 posted on 11/28/2012 1:56:07 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

My daughter is 20. When she was 16 in high school, she was sexually harrassed by a lez.

We coached her on what to do, and had the school respond. And we’re happy to report the matter was handled correctly.

A few months later, me and my daughter were entering a medical office building on our way to her eye dr. appointment. A nice young man saw us coming and held the door for us. I thanked him and we went on in.

“Dad! Dad!” my daugher said; “That was ******. That’s the girl who was harrassing me!”

Holy Crap. That was a girl?


23 posted on 11/28/2012 2:32:48 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“Slate argues that homophobia is just like arachnophobia.”

KEWL! ! !

That Libtard has equated an evolved avoidance mechanism centering on the dangers of spiders with homosexuals. He has made the argument that fear of homosexuals, like fear of spiders, is an evolved mechanism, one that protects against an enduring danger.

Thanks, Tardie Poo.

;-)


24 posted on 11/28/2012 7:18:00 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Were a dog that retarded I’d put it to sleep.


25 posted on 11/28/2012 10:14:46 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Thought Puzzle: Describe Islam without using the phrase "mental disorder" more than four times.)
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To: MeganC

>> The left prefers to label their opponents as mentally ill

No, the goal was to maliciously cast the normal objection to homosexuality as an irrational fear.


26 posted on 11/28/2012 10:22:01 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: All; Gene Eric
I suggest that conservatives coin a few new -phobia terms to hit the leftists with -here are some suggestions.

Budgetphobic

Freedomphobic

Heterophobic

Caucasianphobic

Americaphobic

Christphobic

Libertyphobic

Republiphobic

27 posted on 11/30/2012 12:35:36 AM PST by DBeers (†)
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To: DBeers

>> Freedomphobic

Ha!


28 posted on 11/30/2012 12:48:16 AM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: bayouranger

Placemark


29 posted on 11/30/2012 1:26:45 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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