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News Bias' and the Media Battle over the Meaning of 9/11

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  • Nine years after 9/11, the battle over the meaning of what happened to our city, our country and our world on that fateful blue-crystal morning continues unabated.
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  • Media rife with anti-Muslim bigotry in lead up to 9-11 anniversary
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Rory O'Connor,  RoryOConnor.org, in AlterNet<http://www.alternet.org>

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Nine long years after 9/11, the battle over the meaning of what happened to our city, our country and our world on that fateful blue-crystal morning continues unabated, with the battleground still the swirling nexus of news and politics. As usual, all sides in this cultural clash are employing the very media they consistently accuse of ‘news bias’ to promote their competing visions. Like the “Global War on Terror” spawned by the attacks, the ongoing struggle to interpret 9/11 now appears to be a war without end.

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As we approach the 9/11 “anniversary,” bigotry and smears against both Muslims and their “militant, anti-Semitic” faith have become distressingly common in prominent media outlets ranging from the New Republic to CNN and Fox News, and from the Washington Post to the Washington Times. Here’s just a taste of mainstream media’s anti-Muslim rhetoric from the past few weeks, as compiled by Media Matters For America.

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Media rife with anti-Muslim bigotry in lead up to 9-11 anniversary, Media Matters For America.
As the nation prepares to mark the ninth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, numerous media figures have propagated anti-Muslim rhetoric, often smearing Muslims as "terrorists," "jihadists," and "extremists," and dismissing Islam altogether as a "militant" and "anti-Semitic" faith.