Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Seems we still have Marxists to worry about

As you might have guess by the graphic on the left, this bad boy comes from the Associated Press, who seem to be up to their necks in this story.

Police arrested 29 leftist activists who broke into The Associated Press office in the capital Monday to protest alleged mistreatment of prisoners in Turkey, authorities said. There were no injuries.

Leftists in this context refers to Marxists, as is pointed out later in the article. Pay close attention to how hard the AP comes down on the socialist bastards who took their own workers hostage. (That was sarcasm)

Shortly before police swarmed into the office, protesters coughed and leaned out of the windows to escape the effects of the gas. They had unfurled banners from the windows but were unable to secure a live interview on Turkish television as demanded as part of their efforts to publicize their cause.
The group often stages demonstrations against alleged torture and other mistreatment of prisoners in Turkey. It says it was formed after a military coup in 1980 as a voice for prisoners' rights, and claims that more than 100 prisoners have died in riots or hunger strikes in high-security prisons in the past decade.TAYAD has campaigned on behalf of families of jailed members of the Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front, or DHKP-C, a banned Marxist group. The DHKP-C, which is leading the strike, has claimed responsibility for a number of assassinations and bombings since the 1970s.

So since they found themselves unable to publicize their cause by forcing a broadcast from the AP building, the AP decided to do it for them in text form following the incident. Notice the above reporting slants sympathetically towards the hostage takers? It just goes to show that even in the face of coersion that the mass media still favors Marxist causes ever since their little darlings in the Soviet Union went under.

Now to be fair, a spokesman for the AP stated:

"We strongly protest this incident and we believe that journalists should be allowed to do their work without interference."

Translation: "All you guys had to do was ask us politely and we would have given you all the airtime you desired. We're on YOUR side!"



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