Recently, Fox News “The Five” co-host Greg Gutfeld slammed the cowardly media establishment — known here as the “Democrat-media complex” for its wimpy coverage and double-standard on Islam. In his view, the left-wing media suffers from what he called “truthophobia,” an irrational fear of the truth.
“The impetus for the monologue was Bill Clinton’s comments that radical Islamists enjoy the ‘world’s greatest double standard’ by demanding tolerance, while practicing intolerance,” Alex Griswold said at the Daily Caller.
Who would you vote for if the elections were held today?
“Praise Allah!” Gutfeld added. “A leader speaks truth, saying publicly what wimps say privately. I would say ‘off with his head,’ but there are those that would take it seriously…”
But he wasn’t finished:
Of course his obvious point is a jarring departure from a cowering establishment, who deny the obvious in favor of the Big Lie. The lie– that it’s not religion, stupid– is based on grim assumptions of the West, that you and I are armed with pitchforks ready to chase innocent Muslims because of some bad apples…
The double standard Clinton exposes drives its survival. After intolerance makes one country inhospitable, it moves elsewhere, and we let it. It’s the one bag to check upon departure, and it spreads like a virus designed to erase its rivals.
And it’s real! Not like Islamophobia, that dying smear used against those who sound the alarm against evil. I call it truthophobia—a fear of the facts, as seething disciples accept violence as a path to nirvana, intimidating a fearful population of timid counterparts, accepted by a cowardly media.
Video of his comments can be seen below, courtesy of the Daily Caller:
As Newsbusters has reported over the last few days, there’s been a lot of truthophobia in the media.
On Wednesday, for example, Eric Scheiner said that MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow refused to show the latest Charlie Hebdo cover, but had no problem showing the offensive “Piss Christ.” Talk about a double-standard!
On MSNBC Tuesday night Rachel Maddow described the cover of the latest edition of Charlie Hebdo because, ‘NBC News will not allow us to show it to you.’ A different perspective than Maddow and MSNBC had in 2011 when showing the image of the “Piss Christ” photo by Andres Serrano.
Michael Graham, a conservative talk show host in the Atlanta area took CNN to task for its alleged coverage of the Charlie Hebdo cover:
— ConservativeNotCrazy (@IAMMGraham) January 14, 2015
Newsbusters’ Ken Shepherd observed:
In the summer of 2005, Graham was fired by Washington, D.C., talk-radio station WMAL after the Council on American-Islamic Relations protested a radio monologue of his wherein he charged, “We are at war with a terrorist organization named Islam.”
Graham refused to accept WMAL’s conditions for returning to air from suspension, which, reported the Washington Post’s Paul Farhi, would have included “reading a station-approved statement in which Graham would have said that his anti-Muslim statements were ‘too broad’ and that he sometimes uses ‘hyperbole’ in the course of his program. WMAL also asked Graham to speak to the station’s advertisers and its employees about the controversy.”
Yes, Virginia, there really is a Democrat-media complex, and it suffers from terminal truthophobia. Kudos to Gutfeld for having the guts to say so.
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