This Washington Post article gives us a glimpse into the methodology of the propagandist as he sets aside his objectivity to insert his own bias.
Glenn, tryin to pull a fast one are you? This is a great example of Red Herring fallacy. Mr Close does not single out that the CAIR organization was actually named a conspirator but only that the government should not have told everybody. How stupid is that. They are sympathetic to, and by virtue of their sympathy for, co-conspirators they may be lumped into those who we ought to watch out for. duh?
He also says that only a measly 1% of Muslim Americans think it’s okay to bomb people. Does anybody have an idea of how many that is? hmmm anybody? 5 or ten maybe?
Well, let’s take the short end of the estimates-1.8-7 million. If my calculations on my little calculator are correct, that’s only 18000 Muslims in America that think it’s reasonable to bomb people to get their way. Shoot, that’s only bout 360 people in each state. That ain’t bad. Is it?
By using the number 1% and not clarifying what that number actually means, it puts in the readers mind that there is a miniscule possibility that anyone believes in the methods of radical Islam in the nation.
Let’s put it into perspective. In my state with 100 counties, in my county alone, there is a statistical possibility that between 3 and 4 Muslims think it’s ok to use the methods of the 911 terrorists.
Does that help you understand the warped logic of those whining about what king was doing in his hearings. Makes the whiners look kind of stupid doesn’t it?
You see, this is the methodology of the left: to minimize the danger, to lull you into passivity, so that they can do what they want, because statistically, after all, it’s not “that bad”.
They did the same thing with those hunting for communists in the US back in the day. They called it a witch hunt. Now every Junior in America gets to read about and discuss how terrible it was that we were hunting for communists in the USA …and comparing those that did the investigating to witch hunters as they read the “Crucible”.
Is it any wonder why we are so careful not to open our mouths and say something against the progressives ? They are very good at making sure you keep your mouth shut and your eyes closed.