Friday, July 15, 2005

None So Blind

ShrinkWrapped had an insightful post yesterday about the MSM's "blind spots" in its reportage of the 7/7 terrorists' backgrounds. As he watched two chattering heads on CNN trying to explain the bombers' motivations, he noticed that there was one word that they never mentioned. SW may not have seen this article in the NY Times, but it proves the point so achingly that you don't know whether to laugh or cry. This one sentence says it all:
Hasib Hussain, 18, who lived nearby, was the impressionable one, a charming young man who had been drifting into a reckless teenage life until religion set him straight. [emph added]

A complete takedown of the article is here. I will leave you with the question that the Times poses, yet is utterly unable to answer:
What kind of radical force threw the three men together, with another bomber, to commit such a heinous crime against their country, the one they rooted for in soccer matches, and their people?

Radical force indeed.


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