25. June 2005 · Comments Off on Daily Coverage Of Michael Jackson, But For Terrorism… · Categories: Media Matters Not

…The Al-Arian trial in Florida is perhaps the biggest yet in the Islamofascist War. Yet only hard-core news junkies even know about it. The MSM attitude is typified by the NYTimes’ Eric Lichtblau:

Clearly the Mississippi trial warranted that coverage, but one can make the case that Islamic Jihad is to the 21st century what the Klan was to the 20th and that the trial of Al-Arian is every bit analogous to Killen’s.

The Times, however, after three stories covering the opening of the Al-Arian trial has decided to take it off the daily beat.

Eric Lichtblau, the Times reporter on the case, wrote in an e-mail to The Jewish Week, “It’s uncertain when I’ll be back in Tampa, but we’ll be monitoring the trial and probably doing occasional stories along the way on key witnesses, the start of the defense, closings and the verdict. That’s the norm for a case of interest like this one. There are very few trials that we or other national media cover on a day-to-day or even weekly basis, and the slow start for the prosecution in Al-Arian didn’t suggest there would be enough to warrant frequent coverage. But if you hear of something interesting on it, let me know.”

Hat Tip: Roger L. Simon

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