— The Erimtan Angle —

‘The Western Center for Journalism is a vigorous watchdog that keeps a check on government abuse and the media. The Center believes strongly in open public debate. It also believes that informed public debate requires quality journalism and reporting. Western Journalism is working to provide quality journalism and reporting by exposing bias and falsehoods in the liberal, mainstream media. We also actively publish numerous independent citizen journalists at WesternJournalism.com so that ignored information and under-reported stories will be available online’ And on 23 July 2014, the Western Center for Journalism released a YouTube video dealing with the Ukraine Crisis and the downed Malaysian plane. produced, written, and edited by Kris Zane and narrated by Tom Hinchey.

Even though the above narrative sounds convincing and arguably bears relation to what has really transpired in the Ukraine over the past months, one should not forget that the Western Center for Journalism is a ‘a conservative advocacy group . . . founded in 1991 by Joseph Farah and James H. Smith. Based in Sacramento, California . . . The Center doesn’t include either an address or telephone number on its letterhead, but is believed to be headed by conservative author, speaker and media commentator Floyd Brown’, as related by the good folks of Wikipedia.[1] And thus, its reporting might very well include a distinct anti-Obama slant . . . and, the good folks of Wikipedia kindly inform us that ‘ExposeObama.com is an anti-Barack Obama website created by Brown and his National Campaign Fund. The website purports to show that the Democratic nominee has inconsistent positions regarding abortion, taxes and other issues, in addition to being soft on crime and on what the site calls “Islamo Fascism”. The website has been criticized in media accounts for “mudslinging” and misrepresenting Obama’s positions’.[2]

 

[1] “Western Journalism Center” Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Journalism_Center.

[2] “Floyd Brown” Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floyd_Brown.

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