Sunday, September 15, 2013
Local Arkansas Media Appalled by Bigot Parents
This was posted at WeaselZippers under the title, Arkansas Teacher Attempts To Sneak Muslim Speaker In To Her Class On 9/11, Shocked To Learn Parents Not Happy About It….
Which is true but after viewing the news "report" my take on it was a little different.
The reporting seems pretty biased against the parents who were opposed to having their children lectured by a Muslim on 9/11.
Most of the video leans sympathetically towards the "different point of view" position as opposed to why parents might be concerned about their children being forced to hear one side only on the anniversary of a terror attack by the very people who hold the same view as the speaker.
The only opposing interview they have is by one "anonymous" parent, as if they wouldn't or couldn't find others who were willing to share their opposition openly. The inference being that anyone who opposes the talk are cowards. It's not just what the media says that's biased, it's how they present it.
Reporting facts seems to be just as hard on the local level as it is on the national level.