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O’Reilly tells Whoopi that, actually, Jews are about ten times more likely to be victims of hate crimes than Muslims.
(these 2009 stats; from a conglomerate of 14,222 federal agencies, as reported to the FBI)
Whoopi then answers –
“Well, some folks may believe that, but I believe….”
|photographic portrait by Annie Liebovitz,|
Of the 1,575 victims of an anti-religious hate crime:
- 71.9 percent were victims because of an offender’s anti-Jewish bias.
- 8.4 percent were victims because of an anti-Islamic bias.
- 3.7 percent were victims because of an anti-Catholic bias.
- 2.7 percent were victims because of an anti-Protestant bias.
- 0.7 percent were victims because of an anti-Atheist/Agnostic bias.
- 8.3 percent were victims because of a bias against other religions
- 4.3 percent were victims because of a bias against groups of individuals
of varying religions (anti-multiple religions, group). (Based on Table
Here’s what’s interesting.
Which mass media outlets will report how much the numbers differ from the perceptions that many of them have worked so hard to promote?
How many mainstream publications will carefully avoid pointing out who the real main victims of hate crimes are in today’s America? Note how many mass media outlets cover this story while avoiding the facts laid out above.
Is anyone going to do some soul-searching or change their behavior regarding the bashing of Jews and Israel, especially on campuses?
Will people in academia, media, and government sing the praises of America as a remarkably tolerant society when it comes to religion?
UPDATE: I am told that the CNN coverage explained none of the above points, focused on hate crimes against homosexuals, and blamed an upsurge in “fundamentalist” Christianity for these attacks.
[Note: African-Americans are roughly four to six times more numerous in the American population but suffer only a bit more than twice as many hate crimes.]
So the media will not let us say Islam attacked America during September 11th?
I have had it up to here with so called Conservatives who show up on Liberal Media… why? Because they are bullshit. O’Reilly wouldn’t lift a finger to save the rights of free expression when SouthPark did a cartoon of Mohammad. He is no better then these crones.