Instapundit seems to be keeping up with stories about the media outlets working collaboratively to turn the story of attacks on US consulates and embassies, the tearing down of flags, and the death of the US ambassador to Libya into a reason why Mitt Romney wouldn’t make a good president.

A bunch of links here, with this:

Reader Leslie Eastman writes: “The fact the elite media was more upset about Romney’s critique of the White House than our dead ambassador says all there needs to be said about our press.”


Also: Open mic catches press coordinating questions to ask Romney so that “no matter who he calls on we’re covered.”

Raise your hand if you’re shocked by this.

FWIW, the more Murdoc learn about the film that supposedly sparked the riots, the more Murdoc wonders how such a small (and apparently shoddy) work would have registered on anyone’s radar and set off such a storm halfway around the world.


  1. MO,

    The fact that their civilization is firmly rooted in tribalism is unhelpful. A non-trivial portion of the broader muslim world is bound up in zero-sum analysis of honor and manhood ie, “He insulted me, therefore I am nothing until I avenge myself. Allahu akbar and pass the ammunition.”

    I think that has less to do with islam and more to do with local culture- more in common with street gang mentality writ large- but the results make the distinction irrelevant.

    It’s childish, frankly, and I wish it would stop, but it seems we’re stuck with it.

    1. Good comment and another reason why the US should think twice before importing hordes of third worlders to change the demographic makeup of the US. You can always assimilate small numbers of people spread throughout the population. But once you import enough where they can resurrect their communities, culture, language, and customs in our nation, you won’t get assimilation, you will get balkanization.

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