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Smearcasting: How Islamophobes spread fear, bigotry and misinformation


Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR) has named and shamed Islamophobes in the US by publishing a report entitled ‘Smearcasting: How Islamophobes spread fear, bigotry and misinformation'. FAIR documents statements, writings and media contributions by notorious Islamophobes in the US explaining the effect this has had on spreading fear and prejudice against Muslims. The report also analyses case studies that reveal in depth how Islamophobes use and abuse the media to spread their bigotry.

The ‘Dirty Dozen’, America’s leading Islamophobes, according to FAIR are: David Horowitz, Robert Spencer, Daniel Pipes, Michael Savage, Pat Robertson, Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly, Mark Steyn, Steve Emerson, Michelle Malkin, Glenn Beck and Debbie Schlussel.

The report 'takes a fresh look at Islamophobia in today’s media and its perpetratrators, outlining some of the behind-the-scenes connections that are rarely explored in media. The report also provides four snapshots, or “case studies,” describing how Islamophobes continue to manipulate media to in order to paint Muslims with a broad, hateful brush.'

You can read the full report here.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2008 17:25

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