Propaganda, Cartoon Lies, and Stoking the Hatred
Arthur writes a very good piece on how some of the right wing propaganda machine handled the Newsweeks-Koran story then- and the Danish one now.
"As everyone from Glenn Reynolds to the fools at Powerline to the moronic Michelle Malkin line up to condemn Newsweek, the only thing that matters to them is that they can score a few points against what they perceive to be the dreaded leftwing media. If that means turning a blind blog to the Islamic terrorists murdering people just because of a true-or-false account of damage being done to the Koran then that's just fine by them. Score one for the case of Islamic terrorism courtesy of the rightwing scream machine.
Just as the propagandists' concern for press freedom comes and goes depending on who the target of their hatred is, so too does their allocation of moral responsibility.
It's a long, but excellent piece.