Sam Harris rebuked by the Washington Post - says Hitch
Posted: 11 April 2008 12:32 PM   [ Ignore ]  
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At the Hauenstein press conference Christopher Hitchens said the following:

“... Sam Harris was asked to do a piece on the revival of the Danish cartoon question by the Washington Post and they are not going to print that. They more or less told him why: because he uses the idea of religious violence in the same sentence with the word Islam. They are not willing to run that risk…”

“Hitchens vs. Hitchens Press Conference (5 of 5)”:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evuRoVxenLc

Min 7:47 on.

So, what exactly happened? Are we going to get to see the article at least online? If yes please accompany it with a paragraph denouncing the WP and the rest of the mainstream press as what they are: misinforming cowards.

“Cowardice and consensus” the motto of the American press?

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Posted: 11 April 2008 01:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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Mel Olontha - 11 April 2008 04:32 PM

At the Hauenstein press conference Christopher Hitchens said the following:

“... Sam Harris was asked to do a piece on the revival of the Danish cartoon question by the Washington Post and they are not going to print that. They more or less told him why: because he uses the idea of religious violence in the same sentence with the word Islam. They are not willing to run that risk…”

“Hitchens vs. Hitchens Press Conference (5 of 5)”:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evuRoVxenLc

Min 7:47 on.

So, what exactly happened? Are we going to get to see the article at least online? If yes please accompany it with a paragraph denouncing the WP and the rest of the mainstream press as what they are: misinforming cowards.

“Cowardice and consensus” the motto of the American press?

They won’t even deal with Islamic violence on South Park. What do you expect from the press?  The prospect of a temper tantrum from 1/6 of the world’s population is just too much for them.

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Posted: 12 April 2008 03:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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They won’t even deal with Islamic violence on South Park. What do you expect from the press?  The prospect of a temper tantrum from 1/6 of the world’s population is just too much for them.

I’m just fed up with this. They don’t have to behave like that. Nobody forces them, they “cry before they are hurt”. Do you really think those Islamic fundamentalists (I do not really believe that they are the 1/6 of the world population the Islamists speak about) refrain from attacking because you don’t call them by their name?

They will not. They will find something like a teddy-bear to get upset about. Might as well call it what it is: violence incited by Religion.

What’s happening to freedom of expression in the world you can read here.

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Posted: 14 April 2008 02:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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What did they expect Sam to say anyway? Yeah, he is real fond of Islam. WTF?????

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