Posted under Political Correctness
First of all, what happened in Norway is horrible. My sympathy goes out to the families of the victims.
Second, I’d like to address the media’s sloppy reporting of this unfortunate incident.
- Apparently, Anders Behring Breivik didn’t just randomly target Norwegian children on an island, as was first reported by the American media, but deliberately targeted the youth camp on Utoya island. These teenagers and 20-somethings were the elite of Norway’s ruling left-wing party, whereby Breivik attempted to “wipe out” the next generation of Labor politicians, whom he blamed for mass immigration into Norway.
- It seems that the NY Times and others are attacking the Norwegian blogger Fjordman, who writes in English and is extremely popular throughout Europe. It seems that Breivik quotes Fjordman extensively in his manifesto, although Fjordman has never advocated violence. Fjordman is quite saddened by the recent incident, but says that bloggers should remain committed to the truth. He writes:
We cannot stop writing about charged but important issues. People like me have been warning against rising ethnic tensions for years, not creating them. They have been created by runaway mass immigration to Western countries, and as long as that runaway immigration continues, I fear that these tensions are going to continue to rise as well. I do not wish this; I am merely warning that this is likely to happen.
Fjordman is by far one of the best European bloggers writing in English today. I’d recommend that anyone spend a couple hours and peruse his articles listed here.
- Interestingly, the Jerusalem Post is more accurately reporting on Breivik than is the American press. While the American press is still innaccurately reporting that Breivik is a “neo-nazi,” the JP accurately reports that Breivik was a Zionist, as a quick perusal of his manifesto will show. Peter Brimelow notes that Breivik is probably more like a Baruch Goldstein than a Timothy McVeigh.
- Speaking of biased reporting by the media, if you haven’t noticed, certain American reporters seem to be completely obsessed with Breivik’s “fair skin,” “blond hair,” and “blue eyes.” If the shooter were from a Muslim country, would the media obsess about his “swarthy complexion” and “dark eyes”? Of course not, as it would fall under the “not reporting race” category.
- Of course, the worst is probably yet to come. The anti-Western media will milk this for all it’s worth. They will attempt to dupe people that Islam and Third World immigration are not a real threat in Europe. I wouldn’t be surprised if they use this as a pretext to attempt to flood the West with even more of the Third World. But it may be an uphill battle. If you look at the comments below Breivik’s video at YouTube, probably about half of the comments (mostly by Europeans), while expressing shock and anger at what Breivik did, are critical of Third World immigration into Europe.
Apparently Breivik in his manifesto in addition to Fjordman also quotes Lawrence Auster, Bruce Bawer, the English Defense League, Robert Spencer, Srdja Trifkovic, and Geert Wilders, all of whom have never advocated violence. Quite the opposite. Breivik also quotes Shakespeare and John Stuart Mill. James Fulford notes that Breivik quotes Baron Bodissey, Pamela Geller and the New York Times.
Pat Buchanan on Breivik and how the press will us it to attempt to silence the right.