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April 4, 2006
All The News That Fits Our Mindset, Volume III

Michelle Malkin has an e-mail from Dateline NBC that tries to create artificial situations where the supposedly latent American hatred of Muslims can be caught on tape. This particular section, from a Muslim that NBC purportedly asked to help find subjects for their "investigation", tells everyone all they need to know about the agenda journalism at NBC's news magazine show:

They recently taped two turbaned Sikh men attending a football game in Arizona to see how people would treat them. They set them up with hidden microphones and cameras, etc.

They want to do the same thing 2 or 3 other times (in various parts of the USA) with one or two Muslim men in each setting. They are looking for men who actually "look Muslim". They want a guy with no foreign accent whatsoever, a good thick beard, an outgoing personality, and someone willing to wear a kufi/skullcap during the filming.

They also want someone who is fairly well accomplished and has contributed to American society at large in some meaningful way.

That said, I'm urgently looking for someone who can be filmed this April 1st weekend at a Nascar event (and other smaller events) in Virginia. NBC is willing to fly in someone and cover their weekend expenses. The filming would take place all day on Saturday and Sunday.

According to this, not only has NBC made up the news but apparently has no real examples outside of their own Psych 101 experiments on various entertainment events. Perhaps NBC's Sports Division hasn't explained this to the News Division, but the people who attend sporting events tend to be loud and boisterous, which hardly provides the best example of everyday American activity. The introduction of people looking to cause an event for the hidden cameras -- and they have powerful motivation to push for a confrontation of some sort -- not only makes the entire exercise a waste of time as science, but it also puts people at risk if the confrontation gets out of hand.

Not too bright. And also on the intelligence topic, guess who broadcasts NASCAR? Do you suppose that the folks at NBC Sports might be dialing the News Division first thing this morning? I'm sure they will not be pleased to have Dateline NBC insinuate that NASCAR fans are nothing more than Muslim-hating bigots ...

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at April 4, 2006 8:22 AM

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