Accuracy in Media

The mainstream media are desperate to distract from the facts of the Orlando shootings, choosing instead to blame Republicans and conservatives for the deaths of 49 individuals at a gay bar called Pulse. In reality, the attacks were perpetrated by an American-born Islamic jihadist who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State during the attack, and had in the past “boasted of ties to the terrorist groups Hezbollah and Al Qaeda.”

Instead of discussing the ramifications of terror worldwide and in our midst, the liberal media have reignited their quest for new gun control legislation and have sought to blame this attack on Republicans in general, and presumptive Republican candidate Donald Trump in particular.

Omar Mateen’s “bullets and the blood he left behind that early morning were a reminder that in many corners of the country, gay and transgender people are still regarded as sinners and second-class citizens who should be scorned,” wrote The New York Times editorial board in a scathing piece aimed squarely at Republicans. They write that the “precise motivation for [Mateen’s] rampage remains unclear.”

“So far this year, more than 200 anti-L.G.B.T. bills have been introduced in 34 states,” writes the Times editorial board, focusing on the politics of Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). “The 49 people killed in Orlando were victims of a terrorist attack. But they also need to be remembered as casualties of a society where hate has deep roots.”

As Bernard Goldberg notes, this editorial is completely ridiculous. “If the killer were Christian the Times would have connected the dots and concluded he was driven by his religion,” he writes. Yet the Times failed to mention Islam or ISIS when discussing an Islam-inspired attack on U.S. soil.

“So, he [Mateen] was a gay Muslim Democrat,” notes Jim Treacher for The Daily Caller. “He hit the trifecta of victimhood.” Mateen belonged to too many minority groups, so many that liberals claim at all costs that he cannot be blamed for his own actions. “That means it has to be the gun’s fault, and the NRA’s fault, and the GOP’s fault, and Christians’ fault, and white people’s fault,” writes Treacher.

The Times editorial is not a reflection of the paper’s denial of jihadist terror. Rather, it is a deliberate attempt to deflect blame from the very ideology that repeatedly spawns this sort of activity, and the Times has to know that.

From Nidal Hasan, to the Boston Bombers, the Underwear bomber, the San Bernardino shooting, and now Orlando, the perpetrators of these attacks have drunk from the same poisonous well of sharia-compliant jihadist ideology demanding death to the infidels. Many warnings were ignored or overlooked in these cases. It doesn’t matter whether these were lone wolf terrorists or ISIS-inspired: all of these attacks were carried out in the name of Islam. Obviously, the overwhelming majority of Muslims would never consider committing such an act, and are opposed to such actions.

But it is ludicrous to claim that these attacks have little or nothing to do with Islam, or come from a bastardization of that faith. After all, Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has a Ph.D. in Koranic studies from Iraq’s Saddam University for Islamic Studies. These attacks clearly originated from a jihadist interpretation of Islam.

The media should be asking how the Obama administration, once again, has failed to protect Americans from another Islamic attack. According to the Daily Beast, Mateen was placed on two FBI watch lists, but the FBI’s 10-month investigation into his activities was closed after no terror ties or plans were discovered. In fact, Mateen was the subject of three different FBI investigations from 2013 to 2015, and they always came up empty.

Clarice Feldman, writing for American Thinker, pointed out that “Internal operating instructions of the FBI limited the amount of time they could keep watch on him and both the local and federal authorities were paralyzed by fear of being dubbed Islamophobic. So chilling accounts by his fellow workers were discounted as the result of prejudice, and a report by a local gun shop that he’d tried without success to purchase ‘body armor and bulk ammunition from the store’ was ignored.”

Also, the security company, G4S, that Mateen worked for from 2007 until the night of his terrorist rampage, should be called before Congress for its actions regarding how it handled concerns about his fitness for the job as an armed security guard. G4S is a British-based company that has contracts with the U.S. government to guard airports, most of our nuclear facilities, and to transport illegal aliens to sanctuary cities and other locations, once they have crossed over into the U.S.

According to NBC News, FBI Director James Comey said that “colleagues said Mateen claimed to have family connections to terror groups al Qaeda and Hezbollah, and that he hoped law enforcement would raid his home ‘so he could martyr himself.’” Yet as a result, his employer simply moved him to a less sensitive job. They didn’t take away his company-issued service weapon, a .38 handgun, nor did they fire him. In fact, while the company filed a psych evaluation form with the State of Florida to pass Mateen for firearm clearance, the doctor whose name was on the form says he was never evaluated, certainly not by her. The company now claims it was done by a different, unnamed doctor.

President Obama’s lack of passion over the victims was striking when he first discussed the attack. But when he was criticized by Trump, Obama became passionate and angry, and explained why using the term “radical Islam” was nothing but a talking point—which is why he doesn’t use it.

“So there is no magic to the phrase of radical Islam. It is a political talking point. It is not a strategy,” said Obama. “And the reason I am careful about how I describe this threat has nothing to do with political correctness and everything to do with actually defeating extremism.”

However, as National Review’s Andy McCarthy writes, the point of using the term “radical Islam” is not to convince or deter Islamic radicals—it is to understand our own mindset and identify “whether we understand what we are fighting.”

“Sharia supremacists have their own civilization and cultural norms by which they judge themselves,” argues McCarthy. “They couldn’t care less what we think.”

Al-Baghdadi is convincing to Muslims around the globe because he understands the Koran and preaches an ideology derived from the Muslim faith. Yet the Obama administration has worked to cleanse the FBI counter-terrorism analytic lexicon of words such as “Muslim, Islam, Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, and sharia.”

Obama administration officials continue to blindly ignore the ongoing threat of jihadists. “One month after the San Bernardino terrorist attack that left 14 innocent people dead, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told advisors that right wing extremists pose just as much of a threat to the country as Islamic extremists.”

And just days before the Orlando attack, the Homeland Security Advisory Council cautioned the Department of Homeland Security that it should avoid terms such as “jihad,” “sharia,” and “takfir.”

Political correctness, whether by the media or by administration officials, is not going to protect American citizens from future terrorists. Both the NRA and the ACLU believe further reforms to the terrorist watch list, such as a way to redress inclusion on the list, are still necessary. But the discussion about gun rights—and using the list to prevent potential terrorists from accessing guns—is a distraction from the greater threat of Islamic terror.

Future terrorists will find a way to access guns regardless of the law. The Obama administration is well on its way to issuing green cards to over one million immigrants from majority-Muslim countries before he leaves office. Is anyone confident in the vetting process for all of these people? If the Obama administration and the complicit media continue to deny the real cause of terror, many more Americans will fall victim to terrorists like Omar Mateen.




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Comments

  • IronChefSandwiches

    Actually, the media is doing it’s damn job. It’s called journalism. You investigate stuff and report the findings. I understand why you wouldn’t recognize real journalism since you work for “Accuracy” in Media. Sorry your anti-Muslim spin didn’t completely work out for you. Poor guy.

  • leftistfiltharethecanceronsoci

    You’re not too bright, are you?

  • Ted

    Who the hell cares what the guy’s “motive” was? He killed 49 people and shot up another 53 with guns he shouldn’t have been able to buy since he was already on a ‘watch list’. And, as far as the rifle is concerned, it shouldn’t even be available in the consumer marketplace.

    Like the rest of those shooters who have committed these kinds of atrocities, this guy was ******-** with some very severe mental health problems … regardless of his religion, ethnicity, or conflicted sexual identity issues. Mental health problems in this country, from the school yard to the workplace to the family home are out of control.

  • Ted

    He on the mark and correct on all counts!

  • @tedscott4

    ” as far as the rifle is concerned, it shouldn’t even be available in the consumer marketplace.”
    If this gun was banned, would he have not still been able to find a weapon to kill these folks? No further word has been given about his “suicide vest”, he could have used that, or a machete, or a truck driven thru the front door.
    No law or weapon is responsible for this crime. The only way to have stopped this crime was for the FBI to have not let his behaviors go, as just threats.

  • @tedscott4

    Journalism is not limited to just kind or polite words, but sometimes we need to hear what we may not like to be said out loud. No different than the 1st amendment, it is not about protecting polite speech, but the opposite.

  • newsel

    Ted, respectively disagree. He knew what he was doing and why but we are witnessing a desperate effort on the part of LW media and politicians trying to change the narrative.

    As with vehiclular deaths it is generally the operator not the vehicle to blame. So we all have have our keys taken away?

    May those harmed recover and RIP those killed. Ditto those involved in every Jihadist attack including Paris, Boston, London etc etc..

  • carl

    President Obama, Hillary Clinton and most of the Democrats do not want anyone making the connection of terrorism to Islam. Islam is not going to work in western democracies and the more Muslims we get in the US the more demands will be made to accommodate them. It is time to cut bait now.

  • Douglas Mayfield

    Given that many members of the media hold malevolent and authoritarian premises, they are in absolute agreement with the malevolent and authoritarian belief system, Islam.

    And it was Mateen’s fervent embrace of Islam which led him to commit the horrible act in Orlando.

    Evidence has poured from around the world for decades that followers of Islam hate and fear the West and will continue to attack and attempt to destroy the West in every way they can.

    We’re at war with Islam. it’s about time the West recognized that fact.

  • Rich Schmidt

    It is NOT journalism to cooperate with DoJ in editing out non PC statements, suppressing public data an/or info the gov wants eliminated.
    That is called manufacturing propaganda. Is that the media’s “job” ironsandwich?

  • Tony D’andrea

    Investigate? They don’t investigate. They repeat as accurate and fact what the Obama Administration tells them. That’s it..
    The liberal media are Obama’s prostitutes and Obama is their pimp. They want for him to love them and they are willing to put up with the pimp abusing them when he has to.

  • David Duke for President

    It’s a big distraction… all of it… they want war with Russia at all costs… they are like suicide bombers who want to use your kids instead of theirs…

  • ?????? ??? ????

    Banchieri ebrei inondare l’Europa con i musulmani e l’America con Terzo Mondo spazzatura.
    Banquiers juifs inondent l’Europe avec les musulmans et l’Amérique avec Tiers Monde Trash.
    Jødiske bankfolk er oversvømmelse Europa med muslimer og Amerika med tredje verden søppel.?
    Jüdischen Bankiers sind überschwemmung Europa mit Muslimen und Amerika mit Dritte Welt Papierkorb.?
    Banqueros judíos están inundando Europa con los musulmanes y América con la Tercer Mundo basura.?
    Jevrejski bankari su preplavili Evropu sa Muslimanima i Americi sa tre?eg svijeta sme?e.?
    Bankierzy ?ydowscy zala?y Europ? z muzu?manami i Ameryk? z Trzeciego ?wiata odpadkami.?
    Bancheri evreu de inunda?ii Europa cu musulmanii ?i America cu al treilea gunoi mondial.?
    ????????? ??????? ????????? ?????? ? ???????????? ? ??????? ? ???????? ???? ??????.

  • satelliter

    Does anyone ever blame the shooter anymore?

  • satelliter

    I read an article about an interview with Putin, Where he stated “if Clinton is elected, it’s WAR!”

  • C. Spangle (not the General)

    The banksters need a war desperately right now. They’ve tried so hard in Syria and it just hasn’t worked. Now they’ve got crazy Trump actually saying we should stay out of the Middle East and focus on our own problems, and people are listening… What’s a self-respecting globalist financier to do?

    Without the US military killing people and breaking things, there is no future growth path for them. So they send their puppets like Kasich and Romney out to talk up the fight against “evil” and threaten Russia and China, hoping to fool those dumb white ‘Murkins one more time into sending their sons off to die for God and Country and Goldman Sachs.?

    The IMF Jéws are in bed with the Turks and NATO, they are worried about a Trump audit of the Federal Reserve… and about Trump and Putin teaming up to destroy them once and for all…? Trump is a vote for peace, and peace does not make money for the weapon industry… The pseudo secular media and their Zíonist masters profit from destabilization all over the planet.

  • ?????? ??? ????

    Jevrejski bankari su preplavili Evropu sa Muslimanima i Americi sa tre?eg svijeta sme?e.?
    Bancheri evreu de inunda?ii Europa cu musulmanii ?i America cu al treilea gunoi mondial.?
    Banchieri ebrei inondare l’Europa con i musulmani e l’America con Terzo Mondo spazzatura.
    Banquiers juifs inondent l’Europe avec les musulmans et l’Amérique avec Tiers Monde Trash.
    Bankierzy ?ydowscy zala?y Europ? z muzu?manami i Ameryk? z Trzeciego ?wiata odpadkami.?
    Jødiske bankfolk er oversvømmelse Europa med muslimer og Amerika med tredje verden søppel.?
    ????????? ??????? ????????? ?????? ? ???????????? ? ??????? ? ???????? ???? ??????.
    Banqueros judíos están inundando Europa con los musulmanes y América con la Tercer Mundo basura.?
    Jüdischen Bankiers sind überschwemmung Europa mit Muslimen und Amerika mit Dritte Welt Papierkorb.

  • Yep

    Gay Muslim… Allah Fágbar!

    Obama’s visit to the Vatican was to provide secret NSA computer input to wipe out secret accounts held by Clinton’s Latin America Working Group, Goldman Sachs and the Jewish sex slavery ring owned by Clinton friend Jeffrey Epstein.

  • Yep

    How about these people?

  • boko haram = homo barak

    He has help.

  • Richard Hellstrom

    The agenda is clear as the White House continues to impose human misery , violence , rape , murder, and hate against the American citizens of this country as they are using their own programs of radicalism to invoke violence against the American people as they cling to their oldest and their only alley of hate and prejudice. According to the Democratic Party you don’t want Illegal Mexicans coming into America causing a vast array crimes , drug violence , robbery , murder and vagrancy , because you belong to the KKK and you hate Mexicans and your a member of a terrorist Christian organization that hate Mexicans ! They also contend you don’t want Muslims coming into America and committing violence and starting radical Islam because your an anti American Christian terrorist that is full of public bigotry and hate that imposes radical prejudice
    against the Muslim people because you belong to an anti American Christian group and you work ! The constant expression of WTF should be replaced by two middle fingers straight up in the air ! These people don’t hate anybody ! They just want to protect their neighborhoods and families and the Democratic Party don’t want you to be able to protect either one and it’s being made real clear how they wish to invoke violence against you and your neighbors and take your guns away so you have no defense from Hillary Clinton’s future !

  • NERDWORLD PROBLEMS

    It would seem our Muslim in command is hell bent on causing long range problems that last for yrs to come before he leaves office. He is going to leave the gift that keeps on giving in many, many ways. The Liberals are aware they are going down, some will end up in prison before all this is finished and they just want to cause as much damage as possible. We have been aware for sometime that they hate everyone and everything, we now know just how much and how deep that feeling runs.

  • NERDWORLD PROBLEMS

    There has been no investigative journalism in any country for many, many yrs. That stopped as soon as the liberals started buying up all the media outlets and firing all the real journalists. The only thing that exists now are bloggers, no one asks questions, they accept what they are told by whoever tells them what they should say. They don’t get too close, they don’t risk sneaking into buildings, they don’t dig for anything. It’s too risky, people die doing that and no one questions their deaths.

  • IronChefSandwiches

    Liberals started buying up all the media outlets? Are you INSANE? Megacorporations bought out our media. Ya know, rich people, Republicans. Moron.

  • IronChefSandwiches

    OK then.

  • IronChefSandwiches

    So the Obama Administration told them the shooter frequented Pulse before shooting it up? They told him he beat his wife? They told him he hated Latinos? You’re an idiot. A rube. A right wing moron.

  • IronChefSandwiches

    Well, they didn’t do that so I don’t know what you’re talking about. It’s OK. Neither do you.

  • Roberto Enrique Benitez II

    Are they citizens of Israel?

  • Rich Schmidt

    Wrong chef. The AG, Loretta Lynch announced that the tapes of the calls by Mateen would be edited to remove explicit mention of Islam. Go to u-tube to hear her announcement and to hear the tapes as released by DoJ to major network NBC.
    You are not paying much attention re matters you choose to comment upon.

  • Tony D’andrea

    You need to become more productive. Your ass is plopped in a chair in front of your computer spewing your hate. I suspect you work for the government or are a freeloader of the tax payers. Pls tell us what you do for a living, if anything.
    Low class left ass. Big mouth, no brains.

  • Jack Parsons

    Mateen was a registered “democrat” who supported Hillary Clinton for president. Silence from the pop media on both counts. If Mateen were a registered “republican” who supported Trump it would be the story. Somehow this shooting is blamed on “conservatives” with calls for “gun control”, defying logic.

  • Gz7

    What are the Republicans in Congress doing today? Are they even at work? I hear NO pushback at all while our country is taken over by barbaric invaders.

  • NERDWORLD PROBLEMS

    Everyone single politician in Washington is a millionaire, including the Democrats. All the richest ones are liberals and most of the liberals are Democrats. If you think this is a Republican conspiracy and the Democrats are for the little guys, congratulations you have been thoroughly brainwashed by the Liberal Socialists to follow the crowd and be a good little useful idiot.

  • IronChefSandwiches

    LOL Nice try, Sparky. You didn’t answer my questions. Ya wanna know why? Because your comment was stupid and easily shown to be false. But yeah. Question my employment instead. Sure. Whatever makes your dumb ass feel better. Rube.