Wednesday, March 12, 2008

ABC News Has A "Sudden Modesty" Epiphany

What do you get when you mix one part anti-Bush, ideological derangement with one part journalistic timidity?

You get a sudden and unforseen infatuation with clothing the world's women with a suffocating, opaque body tent (click here to see slide show).

It should be noted that the accompanying text to photo number one didn't even raise a single eyebrow over there at ABC:

The burqa is the wardrobe of choice for many Muslim women. It is worn over a woman's daily clothing, usually covering her from head to toe. Today, the burqa has gone designer, popping up on fashion runways in the West, like at this show by Norwegian designers Marked Moskva in Norway earlier this month. Here, a burqa evokes traditional Norwegian dress. The designers reportedly say they are aiming their collection at Muslims and non-Muslims.

Of Course, the implication that an "choice" is involved in the matter for Muslim women is barely a workable truth. Beyond that, the last sentence should contain the phrase "soon to be compulsory" right before the word "collection."

And I won't even comment as to why the Europeans are doing this in the first place. Shotting fish in a barrel is a waste of time and ammunition.

Just saying. One wonders whether or not ABC would've done a three-part series on the "convenient and cost saving choppy haircut and abbreviated moustache combo" during World war II, had the media been mature enough to contain it.


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