Just yesterday I posted a query on Facebook, namely why do the news outlets cooperate in empowering terrorists by splashing their atrocities across their pages? And less than 24 hours I see the news media have taken a thought from that same field. But not enough of one. The particular post that caught my eye was from Yahoo: http://news.yahoo.com/terrorists-on-twitter-234030167.html
The point of their piece is that terrorist organizations are using social media as a place to organize and disseminate information. But, as the title of my blog indicates, this has a strong flavor of the pot calling the kettle black. I failed to detect any self awareness in the piece of how the news organizations themselves and the online information purveyors such as Yahoo are completely, totally, and irredeemably doing their own part in helping these terrorists. Every time they spread their lurid pieces on the latest decapitation, mass murder, what have you, they're giving a HUGE helping hand to their friendly, neighborhood terrorist. Helping to spread the message of fear and horror. Just what Mr and Mrs Terrorist most appreciate.
So, before criticizing someone else, why not make sure your own hands are clean? And if they're not, how about taking some positive steps? Sound reasonable?