On Social networks, psychologist are finding, good news beat bad news.
Not so in newspapers and / or television, where bad news sell, and good news is no news..
I dunno.., but maybe the above applies to the GOOD “news”, that Ahmed Akkari, Danish Muslim Leader In Cartoon Rage Regrets Role, Apologizes To Cartoonist Kurt Westergaard.
GOOD , mind you, to those of us who wish for reconciliaton among adversaries, i.e. human understanding..
As for “News”, Akkari’s repentance is already old news here in Denmark, but the story has finally reached The Huffington Post. Same story also appeared in theguardian and dailymail (U.K.), in Australia, in Canada, in Israel, in the Philipines..
RichardDawkins.net is also paying attention and linking to the article. - That is all very fine, but I have yet to see a single line in any media in the Arab / muslim world, where it might, just might, have some impact, . - positive impact..
Now, the Muhammed Cartoon Crisis, you may say, is old news and best forgotten.. – Yet, although today, Denmark seems to have fallen down al-Qaeda’s priority list, - in 2012, our peaceful little duck-pond remained a priority target..
Threat or no threat, – what is patently, – or is it blatantly.. clear, is that it is not.. comme-il-faut.., let’s put it that way, to illustrate any story with any depictions of Muhammad. – Whether or not this is due to Islamic intimidation or “respectful” self-censorship.., I’ll leave to you to decide, but I do find it strange, illogical, that not a single newspaper has found it relevant to show us what the fuzz is all about..
Of course, “journalism”, nowadays, often amounts to nothing more than repeating what someone else, e.g. Associated Press, has distributed already, – ( which is why you should read blogs, – this for instance - but as its illustration, The Huffington Post has made the effort to put together an 11-pictures , mainly flag-burning slideshow, so the question remains: Why is it completely cartoon-free.. ?
Considering that Martin Krasnik, anchor at “Deadline” , news flagship of Danish Broadcasting Corporation’s DR2, in this recent interview with Ahmed Akkari, – (in Danish, naturally), – had the guts to actually show listeners the complete, (in)famous Jyllands-Posten frontpage, the cowardice of international mainstream media should be clear for everyone to see..
The fight for complete Freedom of Speech is far from over…