Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Short Attention Span News... and Long-Term Short-Stories

Tony Blankly's column in the Jewish World Review covers the frustratingly brief coverage of last week's London bombings... while on the other hand, some newscasters wish to hold on to less important stories for as long as possible (updates from Aruba).

What gives? He suggests that this could come from politically correct attitudes.

Political correctness started out as an externally applied pressure placed by academic elites on regular people not to say certain things that were judged improper.

But it has become a more dangerous phenomenon now. Government, law enforcement, military officials and many regular citizens are beginning to internalize the politically correct mentality. If government officials, the media and increasing elements of the public actually begin to believe that there is no relationship between Islam as currently practiced by some percentage of the Moslem population and the mortal threat of terrorism—then it will be hard if not impossible to mount an effective defense.


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