How European Media Defends Human Rights - By Concealing Mass Rape
Europe's mainsteam media doesn't just lie to cover up western governments' crimes abroad, they also systematically conceal crimes domestically when reporting would be politcally incorrect
For five days following the assaults the German media failed to report them.
When under public pressure they eventually did, it turned out that a string of similar assaults had also happened simultaneously in various other German cities.
Over the following week it turned out that mass assaults of a similar nature had also happened in cities in Scandinavia.
Recently it has become known that similar assaults took place on a mass scale earlier last summer in Sweden, and went unreported.
Nor is it the silence of Western politicians, seemingly embarrassed by a bad consequence of their immigration and refugee policies.
Nor is it even the bizarre behavior of some Western feminists — unsparing in their criticism of Julian Assange — against whom nothing has been proved — whilst rationalizing and relativizing the criminal behavior of immigrants and refugees from Muslim countries who carried out the assaults.
It is the silence of the European media.
The Western media routinely boasts of its independence and immunity from political pressure. It routinely criticizes the lack of independence of the media in other countries.
The Russian media especially comes in for unsparing criticism. It is routinely misrepresented as a lackey of the Russian government — a fact that completely disregards its diversity — and it is repeatedly accused of suppressing facts and opinions critical of the Russian government.
The last point is completely untrue, as the Russian media's reporting of the issue at the heart of the events in Cologne — immigration — shows.
Though the fact is little known in the West, Russia is the world's second biggest destination for immigrants after the US.
The Russian media have openly debated this issue, and the social tensions this wave of immigration is causing.
It featured strongly in the Moscow mayoral elections of 2013, and the Russian media has never balked at reporting about criminal activity, whether by immigrants or against them.
Certainly it should not suppress information about mass organized criminal activity simply because it is politically embarrassing.
When the media reports such things it is a sign that it is genuinely free and independent.
When the media suppresses news about such things because it is politically embarrassing, it is by contrast a worrying sign that suggests its independence can no longer be assumed.
That is the situation we now have with the mass sexual assaults that have happened in Europe: crimes went unreported because they are embarrassing.
The Western media has similarly suppressed news about the Ukrainian conflict — such as the indiscriminate Ukrainian shelling of east Ukrainian cities — and the evolving crisis in the Middle East.
It continues to suppress news that challenges the official Western narratives about the chemical attack on Ghouta in August 2013, and the shooting down of MH17 over the Donbass in July 2014.
The conspiracy of silence — no other words describe it — over the sexual assaults in Europe takes this a stage further.
This time the victims are Europeans — European women freely going about their lives. Their plight is hidden because it is politically embarrassing.
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