Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Gah! Glenn Beck!

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
Home » Discuss » DU Groups » Activism » Propaganda Debunking Group Donate to DU
 
PerpetuallyDazed Donating Member (806 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-05-08 05:31 PM
Original message
Gah! Glenn Beck!
This is one little example of his "spinmeistering" that I uncovered.

Here's the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fn4NSHGd_lM

Excerpt from Transcript:

BECK: Now, listen, if you are easily offended, please, mute the television right now. I`m not kidding. Really, I`ll give you a hand signal when it`s OK to listen again, because I`m about to say a couple of words. Here they are: Islamic extremist, yes, and radical Islam. OK, you can come back now.

Wait a minute. You`re not offended? Really? Not even Muslims are offended by that? Well, gosh, somebody should tell the European Union, because the "Real Story" is that they`ve reportedly created a classified handbook in Europe that advises government spokesmen against using those terms. They`re not Islamic terrorists. They`re not -- and I`m now kidding -- they are now terrorists whose abusively invoke Islam. And it`s certainly not a jihad against the West, because some Muslims have personal jihads and they don`t strap dynamite to themselves.


Obviously, there's a vast difference between "Islamic Extremist"/"Radical Islam" and "Islamic terrorist" -- but it gets worse! The EU does not address those terms "Islamic extremist" or "Radical Islam." It only speaks of "jihad" and "Islamic terrorism." How sly is he!!! Beck creates an issue that is not even there. :grr:

From http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/1547133/Don%2... :

The word "jihad" is to be avoided altogether, according to some sources, because for Muslims the word can mean a personal struggle to live a moral life.
One alternative, suggested publicly last year, is for the term "Islamic terrorism" to be replaced by "terrorists who abusively invoke Islam".

Refresh | 0 Recommendations Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top

Home » Discuss » DU Groups » Activism » Propaganda Debunking Group Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC