More Mardell

Mark Mardell:

There has been a lot of debate, here and elsewhere, about whether politicians and the media have played down possible religious motives of the killer. The president did not: “No faith justifies these murderous and craven acts; no just and loving God looks upon them with favour. For what he has done, we know that the killer will be met with justice – in this world, and the next.”

I think there’s a “(me included)” missing after the word “media”. As for Obama’s words, George Stephanopoulos thinks they signify the President’s acceptance that this was indeed an Islamic terrorist act, while Andy McCarthy takes issue with the statement that “no faith justifies these murderous and craven acts”.

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9 Responses to More Mardell

  1. George R says:

    To repeat, for Mardell and BBC:

    ” A Traitor Not A Victim”

    (by Mark Steyn)


  2. George R says:

    Mardell’s, BBC’s and “Obama’s Wilful Failure of Comprehension”


  3. Grant says:

    When it comes to Islam there is a sort of wilful blindness at the BBC and the left generally, including Obama, which amounts to a collective mental illness.
    Do they really not understand  ?   Do they understand, but not care ?  Do they understand, but think appeasement works ?  Do they understand, but their hatred of Jews and Christians is greater than their fear of Islam ?
    It is totally beyond my comprehension.


    • Teddy Bear says:

      Grant, if there’s a reason you don’t understand the BBC agenda with regard to appeasing Muslims worldwide, it’s because you are trying to relate it to the values of our society, in which case it’s unintelligable. Now consider that the BBC agenda is to be THE WORLD’S MEDIA COMPANY and that they will suck up to anybody and anything that they see will serve them to achieve that goal, and you will understand it.

      They simply spin their stories to show the Muslim as the underdog, the result of our society, not of their own making, and the ignorant left wing liberal has to feel sorry for them, thus bringing them on to the BBC side.

      I doubt if those at the BBC responsible for this agenda have ever thought about what world they and their family will be in by the time they have achieved their goals – that’s what makes them really stupid.


    • Marky says:

      The way I see it is there are a great number who see progress as anything other than the home (Oikophobia: An exaggerated or irrational dislike or fear of home surroundings). This is why they look to the east for answers and therefore have a blind spot when it comes to Islam.

      “This repudiation of the national idea is the result of a peculiar frame of mind that has arisen throughout the Western world since the Second World War, and which is particularly prevalent among the intellectual and political elites. No adequate word exists for this attitude, though its symptoms are instantly recognized: namely, the disposition, in any conflict, to side with ‘them’ against ‘us’, and the felt need to denigrate the customs, culture and institutions that are identifiably ‘ours’. I call the attitude oikophobia – the aversion to home – by way of emphasizing its deep relation to xenophobia, of which it is the mirror image. Oikophobia is a stage through which the adolescent mind normally passes. But it is a stage in which intellectuals tend to become arrested. As George Orwell pointed out, intellectuals on the Left are especially prone to it, and this has often made them willing agents of foreign powers. The Cambridge spies – educated people who penetrated our foreign service during the war and betrayed our Eastern European allies to Stalin – offer a telling illustration of what oikophobia has meant for my country and for the Western alliance. And it is interesting to note that a recent BBC ‘docudrama’ constructed around the Cambridge spies neither examined the realities of their treason nor addressed the suffering of the millions of their East European victims, but merely endorsed the oikophobia that had caused them to act as they did.”


    • Travis Bickle says:

      I would have thought the reason the BBC and liberals in general suck up to Islam is simple cowardice, and nothing else.

      Like the wimp who sucks up to the school bully in the playground, BBC employees kiss muslim ass in the desperate hope they won’t get hurt.


  4. George R says:

    ‘Jihadwatch’ rightly criticises the political mentality of the ‘liberal-left’ (inc BBC) towards Fort Hood jihad:

    “The Phantom Backlash”

    (by Robert Spencer)

    Whereas BBC has its typical dhimmitude:

    “Shooting raises fears for Muslims in US army”

    (wonderful dhimmi reporting by BBC’s Penny Spiller):


  5. David Preiser (USA) says:

    And Mardell still manages to lick The Obamessiah’s boot.  What a shame the BBC can’t find anyone respectable to cover what they obviously feel is an important beat.


  6. John Horne Tooke says:

    Mardell is typical BBC – while he was Europe editor, we had nothing but gossip and tittle tattle on the “great” personalities of the EU. Nothing of substance If the Russians had invaded Poland he would not have noticed.

    Like any horrific event that has a link with Islam, he (and the BBC in general) cannot see the obvious, they blank it from their minds. The BBC live in a world where the victims are irrelevant. To them it has to be that this mass murderer has somehow been pushed into his acts by the nasty racist west. There can be no other explanation for them. It is in line with most “left liberal” thought these days.