Thursday, June 10, 2010

AP: 'Tolerant' Sweden Can't Tolerate 'Far-Right' Party

Subject: txt tea msm bias -
The Associated Press's Karl Ritter clearly doesn't recognize how close to parody his 'report' ("Rightist group jolts Sweden's tolerant self-image") on the mini-rise of the right-leaning Sweden Democrats Party is (I'll use "SD" as an abbreviation in this post).

Ritter is not afraid to label the SD, but won't label others. He begins by telling us that the SD is "far-right" because it is "preaching sharp cuts in immigration and calling Islam the greatest threat to Swedish society" -- conveniently, I believe, omitting the term "radical" in describing Islam. Other parties, of course, are "mainstream."

The AP reporter describes Sweden as having "a self-image of being more tolerant."

Self-image notwithstanding, a reader who gets as far as the nineteenth paragraph of Ritter's report learns that "tolerance" is a decidedly one-way street (bolds are mine):


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