Commentary: The Muslim Hijacking of Your Local Newspaper
Boston, Fort Worth and Twin Falls. What do these cities have in common? All turned out roughly the same number for prayer vigils at Planned Parenthood Saturday. When I left the local event just 75 minutes into the prayers there were already more than 100 in attendance (a head count when things started at 10:00 A.M. showed 85 people and then they began arriving in small groups and large groups over the next three hours). Friends have shared pictures from the event before it ended at 1:00 P.M. Clearly they came in large numbers.
Boston, Fort Worth and Twin Falls. What is not common among the cities? In Twin Falls the local newspaper, located within a couple of blocks, chose to ignore the vigil. “All the news they want you to read and none of the news they don’t want you to read,” is a somewhat cumbersome slogan. Then this morning I saw this link on the paper’s website. Apparently the deaths of some children is tragic while the deaths of some children in their mother’s wombs (or outside) is a convenience. After all, if you have the child you may not be able to return to the desk at the Times News and collect your $18,500 for the year! When I first looked at the site Sunday morning there were also a couple of companion stories to accompany the previous link. Nothing about the large crowd visible a couple of blocks away from the office of the paper.
Today I also read messages from some local people who plan to drop subscriptions. After all, two local stories (maybe three on a Sunday) a day may not be enough to keep a reader’s interest when money is a tight commodity, although. The comments from the disappointed aren’t related in any way to Planned Parenthood, prayer or abortion. Most of us can get our news in the computer age from a wide variety of sources. Most don’t have pay walls. Some people get it from me. The paper’s pompous 18-fivers can bitch about my right-of-center bias but when you see the editorial choices made on the front page and not just on the opinion pages then it’s a bit like the pot calling the kettle black. Pravda-on-the-Snake is a wheezing operation experiencing its death rattle. Advertisers know if they post a coupon in Times News customers who clip them are rarely under 70-years-old and this doesn’t bode well as a business model. I’m not mocking the aged. Every day I realize I’m far closer to 70 than the day my parents allowed my birth. I’m telling you the paper is nothing more than a few vanity pages for the flaming leftists inside who eke out a subsistence living. And the vanity press doesn’t reflect the views and mores of its community. The mainly snot-nosed kids over there believe they know better than people who’ve scraped out livings for generations on land barely suited for rabbits and vultures. Newspapers long ago ceased being a reflection of local communities. Most have diligently worked to place people of alternative lifestyles on staff. This is called diversity. The percentages are far greater than anything you’ll ever see on local streets, which is why much of news media sells alternative lifestyles as normal and screams nasties about anyone in the community who won’t buy into the new narrative and, yet. This isn’t the reason people are telling me they plan to stop taking the paper.
No, the reason is an editorial aimed at a man among those who’ve for generations struggled to make a living in the high desert. As a matter of fact State Representative “Pete” Nielsen appears to have made the barren land pay off and provide for his family. Now his traditional views are mocked by the snot-nosed newspaper staff you sometimes see sashaying around Twin Falls.
Nielsen has been foremost among legislators in this region voicing concerns about large numbers of Muslim refugees being re-settled in local communities. From the knee-jerk liberal perspective a Muslim horde is a good thing. It’ll be one large crowd they’ll actually cover with stories. They’ll show all of you hard working farmers and merchants the new normal is right in the eyes of the great printing press in the sky (What? Didn’t you think Marxist media types believed in the Almighty?)
Just before bed Saturday I found a link to this video in my messages. Well produced and it shows the grand plans for an oversized mosque for Twin Falls. While it may not rival Hagia Sophia or the Taj Mahal by local standards it’s going to be really, really big. Who approved this massive building? Was there a public hearing? Has anyone actually considered what it represents? The last question I think is most important. In order to fill such a large mosque the 300 refugees scheduled for arrival in October won’t be the last and they may be coming in waves to rival the objects of heaven, the moon, sun and stars. I don’t care what your political persuasion is there will be disruption. Lefty must be wetting himself with glee at the editorial desk. For a century and a quarter this community has been a story of perseverance on a forlorn patch-of-ground. Now a handful of media types and their political enablers can cash in on the latest fad. I fully expect the paper sees its salvation the day it’s published in Arabic. Of course some diverse members of the staff could well be thrown off the roof of the building. There’s precedence in Islamic law.