Mark Steyn continues his attack on media via Hannity

Mark Steyn continues to hold the media to account.

Truth Revolt reports:

Fox News Thursday night, Mark Steyn appeared on Hannity to discuss Charlie Hebdo, Islamic terror, and the media, sparing no mercy for the “eunuchs” of the American press and our comedians and satirists. Steyn scoffed at the idea that American press outlets are standing with journalists in France, noting that American papers didn’t reprint the images the Hebdo cartoonists were killed over. Steyn also directly attacked the American impulse to give cover to Islam every time a new terror attack occurs.

The media congratulates itself on its bravery incessantly. And one of the most disgusting things it’s done in the 24 hours since this happened is to maneuver Islam into the victim seat again. Islam always wants to play the victim role.

Steyn addressed the idea that American media are “standing with” or are showing “solidarity” with the journalists suffering and dying in Europe for daring to challenge Islam’s desired authority. He had no patience for the empty pen gesture that was nearly ubiquitous in the last two days. He wondered why the press will not show the cartoons.

I think the pen gesture you just mentioned is pathetic really. I would be more impressed if people were to actually hold up copies of the Charlie Hebdo covers, that those cartoonists died for. They knew the risk that they were taking.

Take not of that Shayne and Tim, and Emmerson…”pathetic really”.

He continued by blasting editors for their cowardice:

We understand now that these people face a real threat because twelve of them are dead. And the best thing that could have happened is that all these journalists, the big shot editors, who all know each other, in New York and London and Paris and Berlin and all over the planet, had all said tomorrow morning we’re going to put the cartoons these guys died for on the front page. Because you can’t claim to defend free speech and freedom of expression when you let these guys be murdered and then you accept the rules set by the murderers, which is what the New York Times and CNN and all the rest are doing.

Steyn didn’t leave the criticism just on the steps of the straight press outlets, though.

Yeah, I think Bill Maher is absolutely the exception, Sean. And, interestingly enough, the fellows in Charlie Hebdo are all basically men of the left. The people I mentioned a couple minutes earlier, the other cartoonists in Europe, they’re all basically old-time secular lefties who think you should have the right to make the same jokes about Muslims that you make about Christians and Jews and everybody else. And the American left is not there for them.

And it was to me pitiful to listen to the sort of antiseptic eunuch statement that Jon Stewart issued last night. If Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are at the height of political satire in the United States, then I’ll take these guys in France any day of the week. They’re doing what real satirists do, which is offending you and challenging you over the serious questions of the day. They’re not just doing lame old tired anti-Bush jokes a quarter century after he’s left office. And these guys learned, these Euro lefties learned that when you’re really up against it, when people are trying to kill you, that apart from Bill Maher and one or two other men of principle – I would rate Richard Dawkins, the famous atheist who nevertheless acknowledged yesterday that while he hates all religions, he actually has a bigger problem with Islam than any of the other ones for the obvious reason that they’re trying to kill him and the other ones aren’t – apart from Bill Maher and Richard Dawkins, there were actually very few principled lefties out there speaking up for these poor beleaguered guys over in Europe.


– Truth Revolt


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  • crosstherubicon

    This man should be the leader of the free world instead of the capitulating and excuse making Obama who can’t even bring himself to call it what it is “Islamic terror”.
    We in the west are led by cowards who consistently make speeches after an atrocity that ‘this has nothing to do with Islam and Islam is the religion of peace’ garbage.
    Call it what it is and only then can we set about dealing with it.
    The western MSM are left wing zealots who hold onto Obama’s every word and refuse to call him out for fear of being labelled racist.
    Political correctness has castrated us and turned us into cowards completely unable to even speak the real truth of what’s happening.
    Already the Muslim world is the victim and the mainstream media is more concerned with the rise of the far right in Europe rather than Islamic terror.
    The right wing parties or what the media like to call the ‘far right’ are a reaction to what I’ve just said about quisling, cowardly, obsequious sycophantic governments who refuse to see what the vast majority of right minded people see.
    In Britain Cameron is on record (Youtube video) as saying he wants to promote more Muslims to the very top of our police force, our military and even the very top of government itself. He wants to hand over the keys to our freedoms, history and culture to the very enemy of the western democracies. And for this he’s revered as a great leader and visionary. My god on earth we are in real trouble when this is the calibre of our leaders in the west. And this is what they are all propagating, to hand over the keys to Islam as they won’t or refuse to see the issue.
    We are being lied to a great scale by our leaders and it’s that very fact that is going to plunge Europe first into civil war. I’m not far right, but on this cause I’ll be be supporting what the media like to call the far right to the very end to rid Europe of this cancer that is slowly eating away of freedoms.

    • dgrogan

      And yet look at this from Hollande.
      Even France’s leaders will not face reality.

      • Cadwallader

        If he’s right (which he is not) the Koran must have nothing to do with Islam either as the Islamo murderers were following its directives. This is rubbish wrapped in lies.

      • OneTrack

        Is progressivism also a type of brain disorder? Some sort of suicide gene?

  • Cadwallader

    The msm will arrive uninvited to the funerals of the deceased hungering for images of tears, grief and (if they really get lucky) some revenge-filled curses. But will they address the Islamofilth who did this? No, not a show in hell our hell and/or the Islamo hell. There must be a flight to Paris for John Campbell in this. I can see all of his self-love absurdity encompassed in his mock sincerities and staged intonations. What good is the msm?

    • OneTrack

      John is too busy looking for muslims to ride on the bus with.

  • And we are still waiting for the outrage from the NZ Muslims. Anyone surprised?

    • Cadwallader

      No virgins for you for that audacity!

    • Albert Lane

      There is going to be a special memorial service today in Wellington at a muslim community centre, and it will be attended by Christian and Jewish people as well.

      • Memorial service, so what!
        Where is the Muslim outrage?

        • OneTrack

          It’s a bit hard for Muslims to be outraged when the terrorists did exactly what the Koran tells them to do.

  • steve and monique

    Standing ovation for this gutsy, tell it like it is, breath of fresh air and realism in our somewhat rose-tinted glasses wearing western society.

  • JKV

    The great Mark Steyn. What moral clarity. If only one of our Western ‘leaders’ could speak as truthfully as this man.

  • kloyd0306

    Steyn is very often a guest host on the Rush Limbaugh radio program (when Rush is absent). Well worth listening to, as is Rush, of course!

    The NY Times and LA Times are ferociously liberal and therefore cowards when it comes to criticizing the cancer that is Islam. Steyn also called out NZ’s Sunday Star Times for not publishing the Swedish cartoons from 2006.

    We cannot trust lefty politicians or lefty newspapers to deal with reality or tell the truth.

    Lefty politicians, lefty newspapers – both gutless.