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Monday, October 20, 2003

Media Matters: "Open to Intolerance"

Investors' Business Daily editorial
"If you thought that when a world leader called on fellow believers to crush another religion it would be big news, you'd be wrong.

A look at major U.S. newspaper and TV coverage shows, with few exceptions, [Malaysian PM] Mahathir's words weren't enough to warrant mention.

Contrast that with the flap over the comments by Lt. Gen. William "Jerry" Boykin. No doubt, you heard about those. They made the front page of the Los Angeles Times and were played prominently on radio and TV late last week.

It's funny the same media that ripped into Boykin for his words had so little to say about Mahathir's sickening diatribe."