By Nelson E. Santiago
It is becoming more apparent that news media outlets in newspapers, new magazines, television news and the Internet are leaving out what would be considered significant information from important stories. How does this have an affect on the opinions formed by the population of a country? There are three stories that immediately come to mind:
1. It has been reveled that there were emails that clearly showed influential scientists had purposefully manipulated data at the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia, the most prominent research center for “anthropogenic global warming”. It now appears that other scientists had tried to warn other scientists and the press as far back as 2006 that the data was flawed. Why was this not reported?
2. It was reported that the Arizona law SB 1070 would “allow racial profiling” and that you could be stopped by the police simply because you “looked Hispanic” or Mexican. What happened among the Latino population as a result of this inaccuracy?
3. On May 1, 2010, there was an attempt to commit a substantial act of terror in New York City. While it has been established that the terrorist had recently become citizen of the United States, it is also known he was originally from Pakistan and had recently spent months in Pakistan training in explosives in a region known as a center for Islamic jihadist.
Why has the press been so reluctant to identify him as a devout Muslim with ties to the most radical elements of the Islamic religion? What is really going on?