Macswain

Friday, May 11, 2007

American Media Ignores Freedom & Democracy Protests In Pakistan

Much like the Cedar Revolution in Lebanon or Orange Revolution in the Ukraine, Pakistanis have been staging larger and larger rallies against the existing government. Here the target is Bush's dictatorial buddy Pervez Musharraf and the populace is up in arms over his heavy handed sacking of the freedom & democracy loving Chief Judge of Pakistan's Supreme Court.

The American media only seems to love freedom and democracy movements that can be exploited by the right for political gain. One that puts Bush in a pickle is ignored despite the massive implications political unrest holds for the world.

Cernig at Newshoggers gives a more complete breakdown on why this ought to be big news here in the States.

3 Comments:

  • "the freedom & democracy loving Chief Judge of Pakistan's Supreme Court"?????????????

    it's amazing how you leftist bloggers love to see the world in black and white.

    Your view: there's good guys (anybody the leftist blogospher annoints); bad guys (bushies; favorites of big media).

    by setting things up that way, you can expose hypocrisy and make yourselves appear important or at least relevant.

    Unfortunately, the world's a little more complicated than that.

    Pervez is walking a tightrope the best he can.

    How about constructive solutions to real problems, rather than repeadily whining "big media this" and "big media that"?

    By Anonymous fed up with simplicity, at 9:53 AM  

  • mr (or ms) fed up,

    ya got a point. this blog is some whiny-a## #hit.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:46 PM  

  • Hey Dopes,

    Pervez has been selling us the "walking a trightrope" BS for a lonf time. That's actually the simplistic, black & white view ... its either Musharraf or Al Qaeda. Mubarek does the same dance in Egypt.

    In case you missed it, "walking the tightrope" meant your buddy Pervez had his thugs murdering dozens of peaceful protesters who favor the freedom and democracy you take for granted. Calling him out on his human rights abuses is a constructive start. As I don't have as big a megaphone as the media, I'll call them out to when they ignore the abuses by Bush's buddies.

    BTW - supporting human rights abusers like Musharraf and Mubarek has exacerbated the radical fundamentalist problem.

    By Blogger Macswain, at 11:16 PM  

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