Friday, March 16, 2012

Fox News: Al-Qaeda's Least Favorite Network

Stuff found when SEAL Team 6 killed Osama bin Laden is discussed in this March 16, 2012 Washington Post column:
Before his death, Osama bin Laden boldly commanded his network to organize special cells in Afghanistan and Pakistan to attack the aircraft of President Barack Obama and Gen. David Petraeus.
“The reason for concentrating on them,” the al-Qaeda leader explained to his top lieutenant, “is that Obama is the head of infidelity and killing him automatically will make (Vice President Joe) Biden take over the presidency. … Biden is totally unprepared for that post, which will lead the U.S. into a crisis.
He was right, of course, but Obama did not turn out to be particularly prepared for the post, either.  More entertaining is this unintended endorsement of Fox News:
Bin Laden and his aides hoped for big terrorist operations to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001. They also had elaborate media plans. Adam Gadahn, a U.S.-born media adviser, even discussed in a message to his boss what would be the best television outlets for a bin Laden anniversary video.
“It should be sent for example to ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN and maybe PBS and VOA. As for Fox News let her die in her anger,” Gadahn wrote. At another point, he said of the networks: “From a professional point of view, they are all on one level — except (Fox News) channel, which falls into the abyss as you know, and lacks objectivity, too.”
This tells us something that most of us already knew: ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN were al-Qaeda's preferred propaganda outlets.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

"He was right, of course, but Obama did not turn out to be particularly prepared for the post, either."

Who finally got Bin laden killed? it wasn't bush was it?

Mauser said...

Oh well, so much for the Anonymous experiment, eh?

Your answer is, it wasn't Obama. His advisers practically had to overrule him to get the job done.

Clayton said...

SEAL Team 6 killed Osama Bin Laden. Nor would it have been any different if Bush had been president at the time.

Clayton said...

I confess, I'm disappointed by the snarkiness of the leftists who need to post anonymously. I get a lot of leftist apologist email that is, of course, always from an email address that doesn't actually exist. No surprise: the left has to hide in the dark.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous has the value that it does not demand specific affiliations. That demand is the main reason that I mostly stay away from commenting here.

Mauser said...

And that value is, you don't have to stand behind your statements, meaning you can be as irresponsible, fact-free, and corrupted as you like.

Which really doesn't come off as having that much "value" to those who have to READ your comments.