Archive for December, 2005

Giving New Meaning to “Say” and “Widely-Accepted View”

Saturday, December 10th, 2005

Reuters, as noted in the Wall Street Journal’s Opinion-Journal, has now applied its “level playing field” journalism to the questioning that the Holocaust ever occurred by Iran’s President Ahmadinejad.

Reuters reports: “Historians say six million Jews were killed in the Nazi Holocaust. Regarding this widely-accepted view, Ahmadinejad was quoted…”

This is a spinspeak formula that surely is a boon to deconstructionist historians and the “mainstream” media.

For example:

Historians say the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941. Regarding this widely- accepted view, Senator Kerry says research shows that the attack as described by extreme right wing admirals may never occurred but was a cover for the torturing of women and children under U.S. occupation of Hawaii.

Or:

Historians say that Lincoln freed the slaves in the United States. Regarding this widely-accepted view, the Rev. Jesse Jackson says Lincoln only followed along after it became obvious that all- black regiments had won the Civil War.