Breitbart's BigJournalism Unfamiliar With Definitions Of "Sort Of" And "Right"
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I'm having no small amount of difficulty settling on the proper pejorative to describe this latest offering from Andrew Breitbart's BigJournalism.com, so for the moment I'll just reproduce it below:
I can't wait to see the Soros elves at MMfA scramble to spin this:
Remember Glenn Beck's fuzzy math, which calculated that 10% of Muslims are actually terrorists? Well, according to one of those WikiLeaked diplomatic cables, the man may have been wildly underestimating. At least when it comes to British Muslim students, one-third of whom "believe killing in the name of religion is justified," according to a survey reported in the Daily Mail.
The cable dates to early 2009 and refers to "a survey of 600 Muslim and 800 non-Muslim students at 30 universities throughout the UK conducted by the Centre for Social Cohesion."
The same survey also says that 54% of respondents "wanted a Muslim party to represent their world view in Parliament," while 40% "want Muslims in the UK to be under Sharia law."
I realize that in the Breitbart/BigJournalism world, "sort of right" is the highest standard one can hope to attain, but come on, guys... at least make this a little difficult.
No: Beck is still wrong. And a survey from a right-wing think tank that samples a small, localized population representing an infinitesimally small percentage of the global Muslim population does absolutely nothing to support Glenn Beck's blanket statement that ten percent of all Muslims are terrorists.
And look at that -- no "scrambling" needed. Just a few seconds of thinking like a rational human being, and not an Islamophobic clown who thinks "sort of right" is something to be proud of.