Random Note #178,942
I notice that whenever the media mentions Trumps travel ban they always feel the need to insert the fact that the ban applies to majority muslim countries but rarely do they mention that it only applies to 7 out of 40 muslim countries.
Obviously this is to create or further reinforce the perception that it’s a blanket ban on ALL muslim countries nor do they mention that it’s only for 90 days or that this is the same list Obama was working off as “countries of concern” but did nothing about.
So what if they are majority muslim countries. What has that got to do with anything?
The fact is that these 7 countries are regarded as the leading exporters of terrorists and Jihadis to the war zones of the Middle East and the world more generally, regardless of their ethnicity or religion.
The media also overlook the crucial point that 6 of the 7 are essentially corrupt, chaotic, ungovernable and essentially failed states except in the promotion, marketing and export of terror and as such are either incapable of, or simply won’t rigorously vet their citizens at their departure points leaving it to the US with no choice but to apply the ban until “they can figure out what the hell is going on”.
Obviously all of this bias by omission is done to reinforce the mainstream medias characterisation of Trump as a racist loose canon. Let’s face it, whatever America and Europe have been doing over the last 8 years or so hasn’t been working (and in the case of Angela Merkel in Germany, she has simply dug the hole deeper and reinforced the problem for Europe) for Trump to deal with in a case of desperate times requiring desperate measures.