ABC News Compares Pope to an Attack Dog
September 19, 2006 12:37 AM EST
by Jim Kouri - THE VATICAN -- In an ABC News story by its Rome
correspondent Martin Seemungal, Pope Benedict XVI was compared to an attack dog -- the Rottweiler -- during Seemungal's extraordinarily
biased coverage of the Muslim uprising over the Pontiff's recent comments. At first reading, I had to remind myself I wasn't
on the Al-Jazeera News website.
ABC News said: "Pope Benedict, nicknamed "God's Rottweiler"
because of his conservative views, staked out a much harder line right from the beginning." Of course, ABC's reporter doesn't
reveal to the reader who gave Benedict that name -- denizens of liberal-left newsrooms, that's who. If conservative views
make you a Rottweiler, what do liberal views make you? A French Poodle?
Can one imagine ABC News reporters calling one of the top Islamic
holy men "Allah's Doberman?" Not those cowards. They'd hide under their beds at the first sign of Muslim hostility directed
In a decidedly biased report, the ABC reporter said, "Up until now
it has been difficult to make comparisons between Benedict and his charismatic and immensely popular predecessor, John Paul
II. But with the crises growing, Benedict is being harshly criticized for destroying the goodwill John Paul built during his
27 year papacy."
Seemungal fails to mention who said Benedict destroyed Pope John
Paul's "goodwill" and insinuates that Benedict lacks John Paul's charisma. Pope John Paul was a great Pontiff, but charismatic?
Oh, I get it -- if liberal newsmen like you, then you're charismatic.
He also fails to describe the goodwill that's been lost, since the
violence against Christians by Muslims started well before John Paul's death. (Mr. Seemungal, violence against Christians
by Muslims is not a new phenomenon, its just that you and your colleagues don't cover it.)
Seemungal mentions a man named Marco Politi and describes him as
an author and "longtime" Vatican watcher to back up his assertions without informing the reader that Politi is a left-wing
journalist who's worked in the past with journalists such as famed Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein. While Bernstein had
"Deep Throat" inside the US government, Politi's man on the inside of the Vatican is "Deep Doo-Doo."
Then the reporter informs the ABC website viewers exactly how the
Pope "lost" the goodwill toward Muslims and Muslim nations:
"In Germany last August, he challenged Muslim leaders in the city
of Cologne to condemn any link between your faith and terrorism. Benedict has also protested against the treatment of Christians
in Muslim countries. He has called on governments in the Islamic world to allow Christians the same freedoms to practice their
faith that Muslims are afforded in the West."
Oh. So that caused him to lose goodwill? If they're treating Christians
as they do -- with intolerance and brutality -- how is that goodwill? Only liberals would call that goodwill. (And they want
to be in charge of national security?)
In one section of his coverage for ABC, titled, "No Casual Slip,
Pope's Critic Says," one discovers the "critic" is the director of the American Muslim Perspective; hardly an unbiased observer.
Seemungal then quotes the AMP director as saying, "Unlike the late
Pope John Paul II, Benedict does not approve of joint prayers with Muslims. He is also skeptical of the value of inter-religious
Remember that this Kumbaya view is advocated by left-wing ideologues
who don't believe in the Bible and certainly aren't fans of Christianity.
Then Seemungal digs up yet another liberal-left scholar, Gian Enrico
Rusconi a professor at Turin University, who says he believes right now what counts most is what people in the Muslim world
think. The ABC reporter then decides to quote Rusconi from his editorial in La Stampa, saying Rusconi painted a grim picture
and talked about an "irreversible break not only in relations between Islam and the Catholic Church but also of the very image
of the Pope in the West."
Seemungal and Rusconi must have been traveling through other parts
of the Solar System to have missed what people in the Muslim world think: Death to America; Death to Israel; and Death to
the Infidels. While that may be important to know, it surely doesn't count for much. And as far as Pope Benedict's image,
most clear-thinking Americans are still scratching their heads over the fact that Muslims became violent and destructive because
a religious leader said they were violent and destructive.
Then Seemungal quotes an AP article: The head of Turkey's foreign
affairs committee, Mehmet Dulger, told The Associated Press: "[The Pope's] trip will provide a window of opportunity to rephrase
what he said, to show that he does not accept the negative stereotypes of Islam often found in the Western world."
How will that be achieved? With the Pope wearing a blindfold and
earplugs no doubt. The same kind that members of the Democrat Party wear ... as well as reporters with ABC News.
Jim Kouri, CPP, an Arab American, is currently fifth vice-president
of the National Association of Chiefs of Police and he's a staff writer for the New Media Alliance (thenma.org). He's former
chief at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed "Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in
the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at a New Jersey university and director of security for several
major organizations. He's also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout
the country. Kouri writes for many police and security magazines including Chief of Police, Police Times, The
Narc Officer and others. He's a news writer for TheConservativeVoice.Com. He's also a columnist for AmericanDaily.Com, MensNewsDaily.Com,
MichNews.Com, and he's syndicated by AXcessNews.Com. He's appeared as on-air commentator for over 100 TV and radio
news and talk shows including Oprah, McLaughlin Report, CNN Headline News, MTV, Fox News, etc. His book Assume The Position
is available at Amazon.Com. Kouri's own website is located at jimkouri.us
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Rosie O’Donnell: ‘Radical Christianity
is Just as Threatening as Radical Islam’
Posted by Scott Whitlock
12, 2006 - 17:06.
Rosie O’Donnell, the new host of "The View," restrained herself for exactly
one week before letting fly with her extreme liberalism. On the September 12 edition, in response to fellow co-host Elisabeth
Hasselbeck’s comment that militant Islam is a grave threat, O’Donnell stated that "radical Christianity is just
as threatening as radical Islam in a country like America." The comedienne also attacked America’s response to 9/11:
"We were attacked not by a nation. And as a result of the attack and the killing of nearly 3,000 innocent people we invaded
two countries and killed innocent people in their countries."
Video clip (44seconds): Real (1.19 MB at 225
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The segment, which aired at 11:16AM EDT, saw
Ms. O’Donnell open up and, for the first time as a ‘View’ host, express her true outlook. The piece began
with Rosie inquiring as to whether anyone watched President Bush’s address to the nation. She then read from the speech:
"He had one sentence that I thought struck me. I thought, what did everyone think? ‘The safety of America depends on
the outcome of the battle in the streets of Baghdad.’ And I would say the outcome, really, of America really depends
on the battle in the streets of New Orleans, that that city is still decimated and $303 billion have been spent fighting this
war. If, literally, a third of that money was put into Katrina and facilitated with honest people who knew how to do it, we
wouldn't be in the situation we're in."
O’Donnell may be unaware of this, but $110 billion has been designated
for the Gulf Coast clean-up. My math could be wrong, but I believe that’s at least a third. Co-host Joy Behar, a fellow
liberal, chimed in with this question:
Behar: "Don’t you think it’s clear at this point that they don’t
care about New Orleans? If they cared about it, they would have fixed it already."
The fact that she believes New Orleans
should be completely "fixed" in a year is besides the point. ‘The View,’ a program that is supposed to represent
the perspectives of women, is now almost completely in the control of Move-On-type liberals. Elisabeth Hasselbeck, the show’s
token Republican, meekly submitted to the liberal onslaught. She replied simply, "They should give more."
saved her harshest comments for the war on terror. After Hasselbeck had the temerity to mention the threat of extreme Islam,
Rosie responded with her slap at Christianity:
O’Donnell: "And just one second, radical Christianity is just
as threatening as radical Islam in a country like America."
This proved too much for even Behar. She replied, in a
somewhat bewildered manner:
Behar: "But, but Christians are not threatening to kill us. There’s that difference.
This group is threatening to kill us."
Hasselbeck also appeared surprised by O’Donnell’s comment. She maintained,
"We are not bombing ourselves here in the country." The comedienne had a clever retort for this:
O’Donnell: "No, but we are bombing innocent people in other countries.
True or false?"
More here with video http://newsbusters.org/node/7577