Why did the US media blackout all the bombings, riots and crime in Sweden this past summer?

  • tj85016

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    Oct 19, 2015 1:30 AM GMT
    http://www.wnd.com/2015/10/muslim-refugee-riots-ignored-in-u-s-media-blackout/

    go ahead, Google the bombings and riots in Malmo, Gothenburg and Stockholm - you won't find much - - but

    "Hundreds of cars were torched, shops had their windows smashed, a police station was set ablaze and fire departments kept from a major blaze by rock-throwing mobs in May 2013. Violent protests erupted again in 2014 and then in late September 2015. The latest violence has included grenade attacks in clashes between Turkish and Kurdish immigrants, who have carried over their ancient rivalry inside their new adopted country of Sweden.
  • shutoman

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    Oct 19, 2015 11:48 AM GMT
    The US - and the Uk for that matter - is not renowned for reporting news outside it's borders. Look at the number of wars worldwide that never hit the headlines.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Oct 19, 2015 11:57 AM GMT
    tj85016 saidhttp://www.wnd.com/2015/10/muslim-refugee-riots-ignored-in-u-s-media-blackout/

    go ahead, Google the bombings and riots in Malmo, Gothenburg and Stockholm - you won't find much - - but

    "Hundreds of cars were torched, shops had their windows smashed, a police station was set ablaze and fire departments kept from a major blaze by rock-throwing mobs in May 2013. Violent protests erupted again in 2014 and then in late September 2015. The latest violence has included grenade attacks in clashes between Turkish and Kurdish immigrants, who have carried over their ancient rivalry inside their new adopted country of Sweden.
    Sounds like Detroit and Newark in 1967 the only difference is the rioters back than were black and the rioters in Stockholm are Arabs.
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    Oct 19, 2015 1:52 PM GMT
    Because Socialist Liberal Democrats like Bernie Sanders consider Sweden and Holland as utopias.

    Holland makes its money from offshore oil drilling.
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    Oct 19, 2015 2:12 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob said
    tj85016 saidhttp://www.wnd.com/2015/10/muslim-refugee-riots-ignored-in-u-s-media-blackout/

    go ahead, Google the bombings and riots in Malmo, Gothenburg and Stockholm - you won't find much - - but

    "Hundreds of cars were torched, shops had their windows smashed, a police station was set ablaze and fire departments kept from a major blaze by rock-throwing mobs in May 2013. Violent protests erupted again in 2014 and then in late September 2015. The latest violence has included grenade attacks in clashes between Turkish and Kurdish immigrants, who have carried over their ancient rivalry inside their new adopted country of Sweden.
    Sounds like Detroit and Newark in 1967 the only difference is the rioters back than were black and the rioters in Stockholm are Arabs.

    Those times are almost 50 years apart, much in the US has changed, including with the media itself. Back then there were classic old-school journalists like Walter Cronkite who thought it was important to report the story, regardless of political considerations.

    I would note it was the national media that reported the Black civil rights protestors of the 1950s & 60s, and were as responsible for making it a national issue as were the demonstrators themselves.

    Without the intense media coverage I wonder if the average White American would have cared, and support developed for passage of the Civil Rights Act? Things like lunch counter sit-ins and bus boycotts would have been mere regional stories, if then.

    And these stories, including the violent riots of the mid and late 1960s, were frighteningly new at the time. Live TV news itself was also relatively new, barely 10 years and not always available. A lot of news was still done on newsreel film, and had to be quickly developed in time for the evening news broadcasts. There were few live feeds, and video tape almost exclusively required ponderous TV studio equipment, not a portable field device.

    But today live cameras are everywhere, and the riots they show depressingly common, no longer the big news they once were. The public becomes desensitized to hearing what appears to be the same story over and over again. And US TV news has turned more into an entertainment medium, no longer the purer form of true journalism it once was.

    So all those things are factors in what news we see on TV these days. Not so much that US viewers don't care about immigrants to Sweden (actually that's the backstory of a Muslim friend of ours here, now a successful business owner hoping to gain US citizenship), it's more that TV producers judge the public is numb to any riot stories that don't hit a lot closer to home.
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    Oct 19, 2015 2:29 PM GMT
    Getting your news from World Net Daily is beyond ludicrous for a gay man. FYI, they hate you. It is a veritable fount of reactionary, fascist drek.

    Not to mention that was an opinion piece masquerading as reporting. How does the writer know these facts he is 'reporting'? Was he there? Did he speak to anyone who was? No numbers or actual facts are cited. And his credibility is further strained by his somehow extrapolating an unfortunate riot in a Sweden between two ethnic groups into a vast left wing conspiracy to destroy the modern nation states. I mean really?!?? Why would this guy imagine that Muslim refugees are going to vote for socially liberal parties?

    Taking in a large number of refugees from a very different culture is difficult and it will take hard work to integrate them into a western democracy. But we owe it to them! We (the west) helped create this mess over the last 100+ years so we have a moral obligation to help the refugees.

    P.S. Neither Turks nor Kurds are Arabs. Totally different ethnic group and language family.
  • ASHDOD

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    Oct 19, 2015 4:13 PM GMT
    Sweden is suffering from a huge self denying about the catastrophes that the Muslim immigrants brought her.
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    Oct 19, 2015 5:44 PM GMT
    Wyndahoi saidGetting your news from World Net Daily is beyond ludicrous for a gay man. FYI, they hate you. It is a veritable fount of reactionary, fascist drek.

    Not to mention that was an opinion piece masquerading as reporting. How does the writer know these facts he is 'reporting'? Was he there? Did he speak to anyone who was? No numbers or actual facts are cited.... .


    Is the Wasington Post a credible source? How about Britain's Guardian newspaper? Sweden has a seriously growing crime problem but authorities there are bending over backwards not to sound racist about it.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/08/11/mad-stabbings-turn-ikea-store-in-sweden-into-a-house-of-horrors/

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/mar/20/gothenburg-shooting-sweden-ghettoes-gangs-varvadersligan-klas-friberg
  • metta

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    Oct 19, 2015 5:54 PM GMT
    The Swedish riots: What really happened?
    Inequality, not immigration, was what sparked the unrest.

    "Given this, the real problem seems to be not only that immigrants have borne the brunt of Sweden’s increasing inequality, but that as a result, they are also being excluded from meaningful membership of the Swedish nation. Issues like police brutality, racial profiling and “territorial stigmatisation” have made immigrants feel like outsiders in Sweden. Couple this with difficulty accessing the gains of what is still one of the most prosperous countries in the world, people in areas like Husby are angry. The consequences of this have been the creation of the perfect socio-economic conditions for riots to occur. This is not to condone the huge damage they caused, nor to imply that any more than a few hundred people took part. Nonetheless, it is a problem that Sweden must address."


    http://www.newstatesman.com/economics/2013/06/swedish-riots-what-really-happened
  • metta

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    Oct 19, 2015 6:01 PM GMT
    In Sweden, Riots Put an Identity in Question

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/27/world/europe/swedens-riots-put-its-identity-in-question.html
  • tj85016

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    Oct 19, 2015 6:05 PM GMT
    lol - as if we're supposed to believe all that utter drivel about bin Laden's death planted in the New York Times
  • metta

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    Oct 19, 2015 6:10 PM GMT
    The Guardian view on Sweden and immigration: breaking point

    The reactionaries of the Sweden Democrats are exploiting Europe’s immigration crisis, and creating a political emergency in Stockholm


    "The Sweden Democrats want a cut of 95% in humanitarian immigration. This one policy demand has propelled them over the last 10 years from being an obscure groupuscule with clear neo-Nazi roots to a party with 13% of the seats in parliament, and over 20% in the latest opinion polls."

    "There are now more than 7,000 applications for political asylum a week in Sweden and the system is almost at bursting point. There have been small riots in Malmö over the demolition of a migrant camp set up for Palestinians and a general sense that the fabric of Swedish society is under strain."

    "Europe should look at this crisis and learn. It can no longer expect two countries – Sweden and Germany – to do all the hard work of absorbing Syrian refugees."

    http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/oct/15/the-guardian-view-on-sweden-and-immigration-breaking-point
  • metta

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    Oct 19, 2015 6:25 PM GMT
    Why Immigrant Riots Aren't in America's Future


    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-bier/why-immigrant-riots-arent-in-future_b_3423510.html
  • Kazachok

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    Oct 19, 2015 8:35 PM GMT
    Because the media is neither independent nor unbiased.
  • Kazachok

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    Oct 19, 2015 8:36 PM GMT
    Ashdod saidSweden is suffering from a huge self denying about the catastrophes that the Muslim immigrants brought her.

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    Oct 19, 2015 8:56 PM GMT
    Really??Really!! Let's blame the Swede's for the rioting young immigrant men. It must be all the xenophobic racists that live in Sweden. It's so well-known for its intolerant nature. God forbid it could actually be foreigners who are not integrating into their host country's society!

    Gee, maybe so many immigrants are going there it's becoming hard to integrate them with its culture and JOBs!!!

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    Oct 19, 2015 10:21 PM GMT
    The same reason that car burning in Paris is not reported. It's politically incorrect to admit that "death to the infidels" means what it says.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Oct 19, 2015 11:39 PM GMT
    Stockholm is like any big major city, it has serious urban problems like poverty, unemployment, crime, aging infrastructure, etc. Now it has a more heterogeneous urban population and it has to learn to provide public services and accommodate that changing population. It appears that the days of most major European cities being perfectly safe and squeaky clean are greatly numbered.
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    Oct 20, 2015 4:54 AM GMT
    ...so that begs the question: does it demonstrate that multiculturalism is a failure?
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    Oct 20, 2015 5:25 AM GMT
    tj85016 saidhttp://www.wnd.com/2015/10/muslim-refugee-riots-ignored-in-u-s-media-blackout/


    From the article“The goal is to flood Sweden, Germany, the EU and eventually America with Islamic refugees who will create a powerful voting bloc to ensure hard-left politicians continue to get into office."


    See, that's the problem when ignorant idiots with a limited point of view write stupid articles limited by the norms of their country of origin. Immigrants in the European Union get permanent residency, but unlike in the United States, they typically do not get citizenship, not even after decades.

    Since they don't get citizenship, they cannot "create a powerful voting bloc to ensure hard-left politicians continue to get into office." Since, you know, they don't actually get to vote. Like, ever. Their children, not either. So sad.

    But, please, don't let facts get in the way of spreading ignorance!
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    Oct 20, 2015 5:29 AM GMT
    YVRguy said...so that begs the question: does it demonstrate that multiculturalism is a failure?


    With 'that' particular culture, yes.
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    Oct 20, 2015 6:31 AM GMT
    They are stupid to let them in, so they can suffer the consequences. To bad. Dummies!!
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    Oct 20, 2015 7:13 AM GMT
    King Ferdinand and Queen Isabela must be turning over in their graves after their hard won victory over the Muslims and their expelling them from Spain.

    Those who don't know their history are doomed to repeat it. Only this time no one will have the cajones to do what Ferdinand and Isabella did.
  • dumbbell

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    Oct 20, 2015 9:53 AM GMT
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qLH6fbjw8ZA
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    Oct 20, 2015 11:46 AM GMT
    dumbbell_junkie saidhttps://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qLH6fbjw8ZA



    I'll fix that