Thursday, April 28, 2011

Comment trail:

In a public hearing today Kringkastningsrådet (Broadcasting council) rejected Israel’s charges of NRK bias.

My comment:

Not a surprise. The mood in Norway vis a vis Israel is similar to the mood in the American South during Jim Crow. A black man accused of a crime could not hope to be acquitted by an all white jury. A black man suing a white man could hardly, if at all, hope to get justice from a white judge. The same odds pertain to Israel demanding fairness in media coverage from an all-Norwegian press. It is simply not possible. Never mind the fact that a Broadcasting council faced with the challenge of criticizing their own media coverage will often choose to close ranks with that side, and prefer its arguments over that of the accuser’s. Add to that the probability that the council members share the bias of the media, of course they will be incapable of noticing, let alone acknowledging, its manifestations.

An Israeli Jew in Norway gets the same amount of respect and credibility that a Jew would get in the Arab Caliphate: a Jew’s testimony is valued at half the worth of a Muslim’s.

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At 2:46 PM EDT, Blogger Dan said...

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At 2:47 PM EDT, Blogger EscapeVelocity said...

A black man recieved justice in the early 20th century American South, like an Arab Muslim gets justice in the late 20th and early 21rst century Israel.

You condemn the American South just as the Norwegians condem Israel.

Im sure that the coucil would reject charges of NRK bias brought by the American South as well. But you wouldnt have a problem with that, heh?


At 2:51 PM EDT, Blogger The Contentious Centrist said...

Please, NWO, don't be ridiculous. It's time you started using your mind to good purpose.

At 6:37 PM EDT, Blogger Dan said...

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At 6:38 PM EDT, Blogger EscapeVelocity said...

The Norweigans you are complaining about hold the American South and Israel to the same standard, at least.

Of course both the black man in the American South and the Arab Muslim in Israel more often than not recieve(d) more justice than they would get in post colonial black African countries and Arab and Muslim countries respectively.

But in your mind, referencing the American South as a demon with which to compare bigoted Norweigans is perfectly acceptable, while they do the same to Israel.

Ill be just fine upholding universal standards as well as paying special attention to bigoted slights against my tribe. Just as you do, Noga.

Perhaps it is you, who should take your own advice or not chastize others for doing similarly.


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