Sep
01
2011

Fox Business Uses Fake Quote to Bash Islamophobia Report

Recently on Fox Business (8/30/11; cite by Think Progress, 8/31/11), host Eric Bolling tried to discredit the Center for American Progress's excellent new report on Islamophobia with this colossal falsehood: I need to point this out–I'm reading directly from this report: "The Obama-allied Center for American Progress has released a report that blames Islamophobia in America on a small group of Jews and Israel supporters in America, whose views are being backed by millions of dollars." You would have to be an idiot to read those words and not realize that they weren't CAP's. In fact, Bolling was quoting from […]

May
20
2011

Bill O'Reilly Explains the 'Muslim Problem'

Last night's broadcast of the O'Reilly Factor (5/19/11) provided ample evidence–if more were needed–of Bill O'Reilly's bigotry. He started by trying to explain why Barack Obamais unpopular in Muslim countries: The answer is complicated but does reflect my opinion that there is a Muslim problem in the world. The United States and the West are largely secular societies that do believe in human rights. The Muslim world is centered on religion and may Muslims believe if you don't worship Allah you are an infidel and therefore you don't deserve human rights. In fact, in certain parts of the Muslim world […]

Sep
09
2010

The Quran-Burning PR Pastor: Blame the Media

If you own a television or read a newspaper,you may have heard by now that a pastor in Florida plans to burn copies of the Quran on Saturday. The only reason you know anything about this is because the national media have decided, for reasons that are entirely unclear, to give this guy a platform. As Michael Calderone noted at Yahoo!, this pastor appeared on the front page ofover 50 different newspapers…on Wednesday.As Calderone pointed out, he doesn't even have that many members of his church. Orlando Sentinel columnist Mike Thomas put the blame where it mostly belongs–on the media: […]

Aug
20
2010

O'Reilly Invents Muslim Silence on 9/11 Attacks

Fox News Channel continues to mislead viewers aboutthe "Ground Zero Mosque."On the August 18 broadcast of the O'Reilly Factor, host Bill O'Reilly countered the argument that there would be no controversy over a Jewish or Christian house of worship by saying this: Nobody would be complaining because Christians and Jews weren't involved in the 9/11 attack. Radical Muslims were. And you may remember the Muslim world largely did not condemn the al Qaeda action, while most Christians and Jews did. Some opponents of the Park51 development like to argue that they have no problem with Islam per se. O'Reilly seems […]