It’s because the Muslim Brotherhood is now the hot ticket.
The Finnish media, as far as I know, haven’t reported on this anti-Semitic slur by the pious Muslim leader of the Egyptian government either. They are not interested, so it never happened. That is the state of modern journalism today. They’ve reduced themselves to being appendages to whatever government that mirrors their world views.
NOTE: He was just quoting the koran, the mother of all hate speech.
News Flash: Jews Are ‘Apes And Pigs.’ So Why Is Egypt’s Morsi The Elephant In America’s Newsrooms?
Last Friday, the sitting president of Egypt – the world’s 15th most populous nation — was exposed for calling Jews “apes and pigs.” And he did it in a TV interview (in Arabic) in 2010, less than two years before he took office.
Needless to say, this was HUGE NEWS for American mass media! Only it wasn’t. (Knock, knock, New York Times? Anybody home?) In fact, to be fair to the paper of record, not a single major outlet has covered it. Not AP or Reuters. Not CBS News or CNN. Not Time magazine or U.S. News & World Report. Not the Washington Post or the Wall Street Journal. Etcetera. And therein lies a story – a big story that this column can only begin to skin open here.
Mohamed Morsi’s bizarre Apes-and-Pigs rant hit the Jerusalem Post’s homepage that same day (again, last Friday), as its lead story. Specifically, a prestigious U.S. organization named the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) — chaired by Oliver “Buck” Revell, a former deputy head of the FBI in charge of counter-terrorism – released it widely to the global media and posted it on YouTube.
Undoubtedly, the Cairo and Jerusalem bureaus of the big U.S. media outlets saw the story. But the news only found its way to certain American readers and viewers by getting picked up in Jewish and/or conservative forums over the following days. The Palm Beach Times thought it worthwhile to mention. The Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA), the Times of Israel, Jewish Talk Radio, and the Christian Broadcasting Network saw value in it.
Commentary, American Thinker and Breitbart thoughtfully weighed in. So did Investor’s Business Daily, of all things. Fox News entertainer Sean Hannity has been pouncing on it — no surprise there. UPI gave it some pickup, but that news service is only a shadow of its former great self – plus it’s owned by a company founded by the late Reverend Moon, for crying aloud.
More here. H/T: DM