Newsweek on Wilders

I’m not recommending it, but if you want to get an unusually virulent blast of liberalism in action against a non-liberal, take a look at Newsweek’s article on Geert Wilders.

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Daniel S. writes:

That has to be one of the stupidest hack articles I have read recently (excluding just about everything published by the New York Times). The author does not even try to hide the left-wing ideological bias oozing from his every paragraph. He essentially uses quotes from Geert Wilders’s estranged brother to paint the picture of him as some sort of power hungry, Machiavellian, bigoted quasi-fascist politician who is on the verge of inciting some sort of Islamophobic pogrom.

It is not explained in any detail that Geert Wilders lives with the constant danger of assassination by Muslims and anti-fascist militants. It is not mentioned that the victims of violent rhetoric in the Netherlands are men like filmmaker Theo van Gogh who was assassinated by a Muslim militant and Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn who was assassinated by an leftist, environmentalist militant who claimed to be acting in the defense of Muslims. Newsweek is a mouthpiece for an explicitly anti-Western ideology.

LA replies:

As I’ve said before, I reached the conclusion decades ago (perhaps even before I was consciously a conservative) that Newsweek and Time were evil. But I agree that the Wilders article represents an astonishing new low for them. The left, like Satan in Paradise Lost, keeps going lower and lower, becoming more and more dishonest, destructive, corrupt and damned.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at January 17, 2012 09:14 AM | Send

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