Here's an example of how people can get worked up by "news" reports from political media. I won't identify the emailer.
It has been a long time since I have tried to send you a message. I hope the e-mail address is stiil good.
I have a question. Why doesn't the Post Bulletin print news stories like the one below? Surely a vote by the Florida state legislature of this significance is important to us. Rochester has about 8,000 Muslims in the city and it seems we should be worried about a push for sharia law here also.
I hope you will read the story below and print something about it. Please acknowledge receipt of this note if you receive it. Thanks.
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Subject: Is this our future??
You won’t like this, neither do I, but please read it, and work harder to make voters understand what is really at stake here in our wonderful country. If you do not speak against, you have spoken for. At the election in Nov. we must win by a huge enough total that there’s not enough ways to cheat to steal the election again. But first, see what we will be keeping away.
Florida Democrats have declared war on women; but fortunately, their attack on our freedoms was turned back by Republicans who represented America and voted against them.
Anyone who isn’t certain that Democrats are devoted to destroying America need only take a look at their despicable conduct in the Florida Senate. In a vote that never should have had to be taken, every single Democrat voted to force Sharia Law on the people of Florida. By doing so, they placed women and children in very real danger. The vote was 24 votes for America and 14 votes for al Qaeda and the Taliban cast by loathsome Democrats. They voted to deny Americans the Constitutional protections generations of American men and women fought for and died to protect. Democrats have revealed their desire to force Americans to live as slaves to a third world, foreign “justice system.”
Since the liars in the Democrat–controlled media won’t describe what these quislings have tried to force on Americans, here is an outline of the horrors of Sharia Law.
There would be no freedom of religion because Sharia supports only Islam.
There would be no freedom of speech.
There would be no protection for homosexuals, Christians, or anyone else Islamists don’t like.
Rape victims would be executed, and those who were not executed by the state would legally be murdered by their families as “honor killings.”
Women would not be allowed to vote, drive, go to college, or show their faces in public. Little girls as young as 8 years old would be forced to “marry” men three and four times their age. Many would die when these beasts forced themselves on their “brides.”
Women would not be allowed to be treated by male doctors they were not related to.
Stoning as a form of execution would be sanctioned for women caught in adultery. Women would be forced to wear burkas in public.
There would be no pig farms or dogs, and public schools would be forbidden from serving anything but Halal–style food.
Alcoholic beverages would be forbidden, and cab drivers who suspect a passenger is carrying alcoholic beverages (or Christian or Hebrew bibles) could refuse them service.
Democrats voted to force this on American citizens. If they had the necessary numbers in the Florida legislature, Sharia Law in all its barbarity would be used in Florida courts. Democrats tried this. Keep this in mind next fall.
Read more at http://www.westernjournalism.com/florida-democrats-just-voted-impose-sharia-law-women/#IfjgpbqfqW6i8cMv.99
Here's my response to him:
Hi... The reason we don't print stories of this kind is -- it's 100 percent misleading and unfair, and not journalism. To be candid, it's political garbage.
Here's a link to the real story at Reuters, a legitimate, worldwide, mainstream news organization. I really encourage you to read it and compare what's being said to the story you sent.
And here's a link to Wikipedia's entry regarding the organization whose story you sent to me, Western Journalism Center...not to say that Wikipedia is flawless, but this gives some background on the organization you're citing for fair and balanced news:
You're right, though, that we should run a wire brief on the Florida vote on our Nation page, because the real story is news.
And Rochester doesn't have 8,000 Muslims, either.