Skip to comments.Howard Kurtz: Media Had ‘Maybe Too Much Sensitivity’ On ‘Question Of Islamic Jihad’ After Bombing
Posted on 04/26/2013 1:03:40 PM PDT by drewh
On Fridays CNN Starting Point, the panel discussed the finger-pointing that inevitably takes place after major news events, be it natural disasters or acts of violence. The Boston Marathon bombing was no exception, as Howard Kurtz and Lauren Ashburn both noted. Kurtz also responded to the way the media handled the question of Islamic jihad, suggesting there was perhaps too much sensitivity on their part.
Kurtz and Ashburn recapped some of the comments made following the attack ranging from politicians taking the chance to criticize gun control advocates or the likes of Fox News Bob Beckel proposing we cut off visas to Muslim students.
Do you think the media was quiet and careful in the very beginning about tying the motive here to religion? Christine Romans asked, using their comments as a segue. Do you think there was a sensitivity to that, that the right maybe has a point about saying that liberals in Boston were too concerned about that?
I think there has been maybe too much sensitivity on this question of Islamic jihad, Kurtz replied. But at the same time, when mainstream media report a story that says that there is no evidence to suggest they had the connection to anyone else, thats where the facts are. But there is this anti-Muslim sentiment building up in the media and among politicians.
Ashburn didnt disagree, adding that, initially, there was caution about tying the incident to religion. But as the week went on, before the bodies were buried, we started hearing the anti-Muslim chatter.
So they introduced the question to lead up to bashing everyone else for questioning CNN’s “facts”, and not being sensitive ENOUGH and for “anti-muslim sentiment”.
Frankly, I'll believe the MSM is 'building up anti-Muslim sentiment' when I see it. I don't expect that will ever happen.
maybe too much sensitivity
MAYBE??? He’s delusional. But then again he works for MSM.gov.
You can bet your *ss they wouldn’t have been ONE BIT cautious had it been a blond haired, gun toting Southerner who was suspected.
The PC media bend over backwards to tell us there is no Muslim jihad against the US when we know damned well there is.
The jihadists don’t need guns, they can use pressure cookers yet the gun toting public are the enemy in the eyes of the PC media.
Freaking clueless bunch of arrogant media who don’t know any regular people who just want to be LEFT ALONE to live our lives in peace and not be taxed to death to pay for the jihad against us.
Lol Joe! Sometimes I feel like ‘killing Adobe’, never have mastered Photoshop and use much more ‘tedious’ ways.....
That surprises me. When I lost Picture It in Windows7 I was in tears! My perfect way of cutting out - and I am off thread topic. Sorry......
Maybe so, but there was certainly no such caution about tying the incident to the Tea Party. This is absolute proof if bias in the mainstream media. In sports, people always see a close call as favoring their own side. It is no different in news.