GOOD NEWS! Negative messages about Muslims are increasing in the media…even the left wing media

Organizations using fear and anger to spread negative messages about Muslims have moved from the fringes of public discourse into the mainstream media since the Sept. 11 attacks, according to new research by a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill sociologist.

ScienceCodex  Titled, “The Fringe Effect: Civil Society Organizations and the Evolution of Media Discourse about Islam since the September 11th Attacks,” the study appears in the December issue of the American Sociological Review.

Christopher Bail, an assistant professor of sociology in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences, used plagiarism detection software to track the influence of 1,084 press releases about Muslims from 120 organizations on more than 50,000 television transcripts and newspaper articles produced from 2001 to 2008.

“I found that organizations with negative messages about Muslims captivated the mass media after the Sept. 11 attacks, even though the vast majority of civil society organizations depict Muslims as peaceful, contributing members of American society,” said Bail, who also is a Robert Wood Johnson Scholar at the University of Michigan. “As a result, public condemnations of terrorism by Muslims have received little media attention, but organizations spreading negative messages continue to stoke public fears that Muslims are secretly plotting to overthrow the U.S. government.”

Bail said the mass media has not only contributed to the spread of negative messages about Islam, but also given fringe organizations the opportunity to raise funds and build social networks within elite conservative circles. “They are now so much a part of the mainstream that they have been able to recast genuinely mainstream Muslim organizations as radicals,” he said.

Most importantly, Bail added, “The rising tide of anti-Muslim sentiment in the American media not only tests foundational principles about religious tolerance, but may also validate foreign extremists who argue that the United States is at war with Islam, since American media messages routinely travel to the Middle East.”

Bail is working on a book that expands on this study. The book will explain how fringe groups not only create cultural change in the mass media, but also public policy and public opinion more broadly.

 Source: American Sociological Association

While this is an encouraging trend, we all know that most of the media still give Muslims a pass on most of their criminal, terroristic, misogynistic, supremacist, homophobic, antisemitic, anti-Christian, xenophobic, pro-sharia/anti-democratic behavior.


24 comments on “GOOD NEWS! Negative messages about Muslims are increasing in the media…even the left wing media

  1. The Burqa is being lifted slowly but surely. The foul stench is not going to leave as quickly. The death of mohommedism is the finale that we all pray for.

  2. Austria
    Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.
    Is that why the Austrian newspaper Die Presse (left wing) has published two recent articles that exhibit common sense about Islam?

    Article 1:
    We Muslims Cannot Co-Exist With You. Why the persecution of Christians in the Muslim world is increasing. Where sharia reigns, non-Muslims have lost all rights.

    Article 2:
    There is no religious freedom in Saudi Arabia. Nonetheless, King Abdullah is financing an international dialogue center in Vienna.
    General Secretary Faisal A. bin Muaamar bridles at the charge of hypocrisy.

  3. Good for them. Maybe they can change enough to be believable. But it’s gonna take some real undoing to rid themselves of their “See Bee Ess” reputation that their liberal leanings has put upon them.
    Old Question: “who do you find to be the most trust worthyand credable, MSNBC or CBS ?
    Answer: Fox.

  4. This is Sharia in action !
    Lefties hate freedom, Judeo-Christianity, and supposedly conservatism, but Islam is the most “conservative” religion around, a fascist dictatorial totalitarianism… But they hate the West and couldn’t care less who takes over….

  5. Updated 26/11/12

    If you want a graphic of what the ANU ‘leaders’ have in store for the Australian people, perhaps in decades from now as shown by their persecution of God fearing men who fight for what is right and their support of the Islamic Death Cult and other forms of sickness click on this link. You will be shocked.

    The Papal line which is the living embodiment of the Anti-Christ created Islam to be a tool of the Vatican with the sole purpose of destroying Christianity and Judaism. Islam is a Catholic Death Cult created for the prime purpose of murdering Christians and Jews.

    Is there any doubt that Islam is the most backward ideology on the face of the earth?

    “”The great counterfeit religion was Roman Catholicism, called ‘Mystery, Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the Earth’- Revelation 17:5. She was raised up to block the gospel, slaughter the believers in Christ, establish religions, create wars and make the nations drunk with the wine of her fornication as we will see.”

    Any reading of the Koran clearly shows that Allah CAN ONLY BE SATAN. Much of it contradicts previous writings such as saying Abraham was going to sacrifice Ishmael. Meaning the Dome of the Rock is founded on lies. The whole of Islam is based on lies and the ravings of Mohammad who was quite clearly Demonically Possessed. Every fundamental tenet goes against what the rest of Humanity regards as acceptable.

    Something like 50% of muslims worldwide show signs of inbreeding. As a result they average a full 15 IQ points lower than Christians. This was deliberate so that muslims would be stupid, subject to base animalistic instincts so being little more than animals and easier to control. The Cult members were always intended to be pawns of the Anti-Christ.

    The inbreeding has come about as a result of the practice set by Mohammed of marrying first cousins 1,400 years ago. Even the most cursory research reveals that not only was Mohammed a pedophile but he instructed all of his followers to practice every sort of sexual deviancy. He took a six year old girl as a wife. They believe women are property being little better than livestock and their Koran encourages inflicting physical and psychological torture. Throwing acid in the face of wives is accepted.

    The current muslim world is a result of 70 generations of inbreeding. In time a result of this will be that practitioners of islam will become extinct. The islamic faith is an evolutionary dead end. As such Jihad’s long term aim is to bring about the extinction of the human race.

    Any “Christian” who supports islam is supporting their own beheading.

    Link to a site giving evidence of the Vatican origins of Islam:

    Muslims force pedophilia on EU.

    Islamic child rape

  6. “that Muslims are secretly plotting to overthrow the U.S. government.”

    Secret? Since when have they ever made a secret of the fact that they want to turn the whole world into an islamic theocracy?

  7. people like me get what and who muslims are and as too the edacation peekin order of senseability we are at the back of the line and that is fine with me i’ll stay back here in the fringe and pick up the pecies of a lost civilization to dam smart to see its own end .

  8. This comment applies as much to this post as it does to your post about Palestine.

    Every once in awhile the news media tells the truth and it sounds shocking to hear it. CBS News tonight carried a piece about the current UN debate on the Palestine statehood and Scott Pelly mentioned that in 1947 when the UN created the state of Israel they also created the state of Palestine but that the Arab nations rejected that part of the resolution and chose instead to go to war against Israel in 1948.

    • Nelson, something has changed at CBS. They were the only network other than FOX to cover the Benghazi story from the beginning and the coverage wasn’t overly focused on Petraeus as it was at the other MSMs. Also, they just hired Major Garrett to be White House correspondent. He was one of the best reporters at FOX while he was there. They seem to be trying to have a more balanced focus on major stories instead of all left wing all the time.

  9. I challenge any media outlet anywhere in the world to define Islam. Specifically write an article that describes a daily event for non Muslims under Shariah Law. As Americans we all can write fantastic articles of what we do daily with our freedoms however, the challenge is to Islam, explain why your life is better then ours…..Any left winged useful idiot please humor us……….

  10. The author is an “educated fool”. Having a college degree means you learn how to b.s with a different dialect and that’s about all. It’s not “fringe groups” that are affecting the narrative, it’s…wait for it…WHAT MUSLIMS ARE DOING. Reporting on what MUSLIMS ARE DOING is changing the narrative because Muslims are collapsing our civilization and not just those of distant countries.

  11. My neice went to UNC Chapel Hill. It is chock full of serious left wing profs. In fact the year before her freshman year they were going to require all incoming freshman read the bleeding koran before they could start classes!. This piece is a CAIR support piece he has written!

  12. They ALL best start listening to what we’re trying to tell them instead of saying, ‘Oh that can’t happen here!” Well guess what, it’s happening! READ Listen and Watch these PsOS actions– They HATE everything you stand for!

      • islam has taken far too much, demanded even more, is rude and aggressive, violent and foul, paedophilic, we do not need one single muslim in this country, we need to drive every single man woman and eight children out.

  13. Sooner or later the truth will come out! No matter how you whitewash it, no matter how you try too clean it up, if something is shit rotten, it will stink and people will smell it!

    • AND not even the lovely scent of “Febreze” can cover a pile of stinking steamy shit that just won’t go away; ONLY those with their heads STILL so far up their arses that they have become accustomed to the shit smell will fail to recognize it for what it is!!

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