Just how hostile and compromised is the media landscape? Look no further than the announcement of a new CNN show.
CNN has hired academia’s Anwar Awlaki to host a show on dawah — Reza Aslan.
Described this way, Aslan will “immerse himself into one of the world’s most fascinating faith-based groups to experience life as a true believer.” Sounds like a killer, literally.
Reza Aslan (more here and here) is the exemplar of the deceptive Islamic supremacist who is widely taken as a “moderate.”
Robert Spencer writes here he is “thus a good illustration of how people can be taken in by such snake-oil peddlers.”
He claims that “women enjoy complete equality in Indonesia, Malaysia, Bangladesh and Turkey.” Yes, he is that kind of vicious liar — the bigger the better and has made his career on lying, defaming and libeling myself and my colleagues.
He has attacked Bill Maher (of course) and is notoriously anti-Israel (of course).
When a Muslim woman in California was honor murdered by her husband, Reza Aslan blamed me.
Reza Aslan’s ugly rape fantasies directed at me: “time to make some hate babies Pam”
These things don’t happen by accident or organically. It is deliberate. True subversives like Bill Ayers and jihadist enablers such as pro-nuclear Iran Khomeinists like Reza Aslan are warmly received on college campuses and given the utmost respect and deference. While my colleagues and I are banned.
Robert Spencer wrote a groundbreaking biography on Muhammad. It was banned by the media.
Reza Aslan wrote a vicious biography on Jesus and the media and academia promoted it daily.
The deck is wildly stacked.
But it’s not just Reza. The increasingly more radical “mainstream media” is norming jihad and sharia while marginalizing patriotism, freedom and those who dare stand up for it.
Quite simply, we do not have a free press.
Spencer writes: “The pint-sized literary poseur Aslan is trying very hard to appear as a reasonable, fashionably liberal voice of Islam, but the deceptiveness of this is shown by the fact that he is a Board member of the National Iranian American Council, a group that genuine Iranian pro-democracy forces regard as an apologetic vehicle for the Islamic Republic of Iran. He has also called on the U.S. Government to negotiate not only with Ahmadinejad but with Hamas — that is, with some of the most barbaric and genocidally-inclined adherents of Sharia.”