Fox News contra Pamela Geller and anti-jihad meeting
(Note, 2/18: see a commenter’s information about Saudi influence over Fox News)
Speaking of Robert Spencer and his ally Pamela Geller, see Fox News’ amazing attack on Geller for hosting a session on jihad at the upcoming CPAC conference. Fox News essentially takes the side of CAIR against Geller, quoting, without contradiction, CAIR’s characterization of her and her speakers, including Robert Spencer, as “Islamophobes” and “anti-Muslim bigots.” Geller responds.
Mark Jaws writes:
We’ve got to admire that Geller gal. She may be a little off her rocker, but she nevertheless does good work for the cause. Isn’t it odd, that while white men falter and stumble over themselves, a black man (Allen West), a Filipina (Michelle Malkin), and a Jewish yenta (Geller) are the ones leading the charge in defending the West against Islam?LA replies:
Maybe it’s not odd at all. Liberalism is aimed at paralyzing and silencing white men. It doesn’t paralyze and silence blacks, Filipinas, and yentas, at least not as much or in the same way.Mark Jaws replies:
Excellent point. I despise successful white men who having reached the pinnacle of their careers, such as former Chief of Staff Richard Myers, have the opportunity to speak out—but don’t.LA writes:
At the same time, it must be said that Geller and her friend and ally Robert Spencer sought to marginalize me, telling their substantial readerships to regard me as an enemy. Why? Because I had criticized some of Spencer’s positions, particularly on Muslim immigration, and pointed out his inconsistent statements in that area. I didn’t smear Spencer, I didn’t seek to marginalize him, in fact I repeatedly described him as an important Islam critic; but my legitimate criticisms of him led Spencer, followed by Geller, to smear and try to marginalize me. Thus Geller in 2008 described me as the equivalent of the uber smearer Charles Johnson, a comment she repeated in even stronger terms a few months ago in an e-mail after I had written a conciliatory e-mail to her.February 18
Are you away that Saudi Prince Al-Waleed has considerable influence over Fox News?
Posted by Lawrence Auster at February 17, 2010 03:38 PM | Send