July 03, 2010

How AP Manipulates

(But of course not JUST AP...)

The following headline caught my eyes at Google News. Of course, I already knew of the incident. It was the was it was worded:

Youths attack Jewish dance group in Germany

So "youths" did that. How ... youthful of them! Here's the rest for those who bother to read past the headline:

BERLIN — Arab youths threw stones at a Jewish dance group during a street festival in Hannover, injuring one dancer and forcing the group to cancel its performance, German police and dance officials said Thursday.

The teenagers also used a megaphone to shout anti-Semitic slurs during the attack Saturday, Hannover police spokesman Thorsten Schiewe said.

"I don't remember such a dramatic attack in Germany in recent times," said Michael Fuerst, the head of the Jewish community of the state of Lower Saxony. [Which is of course the height of idiocy. If synagogues need police protection -- and they do: Why is that? Ethnic Germans have, in their majority, ceased to attack Jews physically, at least for the time being. (As it is, they just let "youths with a migration background" get away with it.)]

Six suspects have been identified — five Arabic immigrants and one German [And we can safely assume that this is the official euphemism for "second generation immigrant with a German passport" because ethnic Germans rarely dwell among "Arabic immigrants". But it makes us all feel better that "Germans do it as well", doesn't it?] — and police are looking for the other three, police said. The six range from nine to 19 years old and have been questioned by police.

Hannover prosecutors are investigating those involved on suspicion of incitement and causing serious bodily harm ... blah blah yabber yabber yack yack.
By the way, the organisers of the street festival didn't call the police, who was only involved later. Gee! I wonder why.

And now imagine for a moment what would have happened had ETHNIC German skinheads attacked a Turkish or Arab dance group (or any other group with an "oriental" background).

1 comment:

beakerkin said...

I did see that story and am not surprised at the deception of AP. Reuters has even been worse with photo abuse a few times.