[Swiftwater Gazette] Fw: Understanding the news you get on the Main Stream Media

Ed kroposki kroposki at att.net
Tue Jul 26 07:06:08 EDT 2016



 The following is internet postings on the journalism 
we get in the Main Stream Media:
Memoleaked teaching #media how to spin MUSLIM Terrorism. #DNCLeaks ...Journalism is dead!!!
----------------“ Whenwriting about terrorism, remember to include white supremacist,radical 
anti-abortionists and other groups with a history of suchactivity.

— Do notimply that kneeling on the floor praying, listening to Arabic musicor 
reciting from the Quran are peculiar activities. 

—When describing Islam, keep in mind there are large populations ofMuslims 
around the world, including in Africa, Asia, Canada, Europe,India and the United 
States. Distinguish between various Muslimstates; do not lump them together as 
in constructions such as "thefury of the Muslim world." 

— Avoidusing word combinations such as "Islamic terrorist" or"Muslim extremist" 
that are misleading because they linkwhole religions to criminal activity. Be specific: 
Alternatechoices, depending on context, include "Al Qaeda terrorists"or, to 
describe the broad range of groups involved in Islamicpolitics, "political Islamists." 
Donot use religious characterizations as shorthand when geographic,political, 
socioeconomic or other distinctions might be moreaccurate.

— Avoidusing terms such as "jihad" unless you are certain of theirprecise meaning 
and include the context when they are used inquotations. The basic meaning of 
"jihad" is to exertoneself for the good of Islam and to better oneself. 

—Consult the Library of Congress guide for transliteration of Arabicnames and 
Muslim or Arab words to the Roman alphabet. Use spellingspreferred by the American Muslim Council, including "Muhammad,""Quran," and "Makkah ," not "Mecca."

—Regularly seek out a variety of perspectives for your opinion pieces.Check your 
coverage against the five Maynard Institute for JournalismEducation fault lines of 
race and ethnicity, class, geography, genderand generation. 

— Askmen and women from within targeted communities to review yourcoverage 
and make suggestions. 
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JulianAssange: Claim Russia behind DNC leak is 'a diversion'Ifthe Russian government is behind the theft and release ofembarrassing emails 
from the Democratic Party, as U.S. officials havesuggested, it may reflect less a love 
of Donald Trump or enmity forHillary Clinton than a desire to discredit the U.S. 
political system.

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