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Sri Lanka: Western Media Bias Against Muslims

Dee at Ranting In Colombo comments on the bias of western media in portraying the Arab and Muslim world: “a head shawl doesn't mean you're conservative! There is a person underneath.”

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  • Nalliah Thayabharan

    Western Media is often biased, with facts selectively presented (thus possibly lying by omission) to encourage a particular synthesis, or uses loaded messages to produce an emotional rather than rational response to the information presented. The desired result is a change of the attitude toward the subject in the target audience to further a political, or other type of agenda. Western Media is used as a form of political warfare.
    Western Media is a powerful weapon in war; it is used to dehumanize and create hatred toward a supposed enemy, either internal or external, by creating a false image in the mind. This can be done by using derogatory or racist terms, avoiding some words or by making allegation­s of enemy atrocities. Most Western Media wars require the home population to feel the enemy has inflicted an injustice, which may be fictitious or may be based on facts. The home population must also decide that the cause of their nation is just.
    Western Media in this sense, serves as a corollary to censorship in which the same purpose is achieved, not by filling people’s minds with approved information, but by preventing people from being confronted with opposing points of view. What sets Western Media apart from other forms of advocacy is the willingness of the Western Media to change people’s understanding through deception and confusion rather than persuasion and understanding.
    The Western Media has intentionally created at least three generations of ignorant people, since fools are easier to control. Unfortunately for the Western Media elite, the sheeple will eventually notice the truth.

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