The Purpose And The Pretence – Bombing Isis ~ MEDIALENS.
Tom Bradby, ITV News political editor, nutshelled the media zeitgeist in a single tweet:
‘I am not at all religious, but I can’t help feeling there may be a seventh circle of hell reserved somewhere for Jihadi John [the killer of James Foley, Steven Sotloff and David Haines].’
Bradby’s comment indicates just how rapidly Isis has come to represent nothing less than Pure Evil for the state-corporate media. Or as Mehdi Hasan, political director of Huffington Post, commented(without irony):
‘Isis, in other words, is evil. Scum. The worst of the worst. Unique, to borrow Obama’s phrase, in its brutality.’
Traditionally, claims that an Official Enemy is uniquely Evil rise to a deafening crescendo…
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