For some reason I know all about a rodeo clown, Nixon’s tapes from over 40 years ago, and a typo on a Tea Party candidate’s campaign website, but as Newsbusters points out, “In the media’s wall-to-wall Egypt coverage, one important facet of the ongoing crisis has gotten short shrift: the deadly plight of that nation’s Christians.”
Newsbusters reports that, in retaliation for backing the ouster of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Morsi, Islamists have targeted upwards of 80 Christian schools, churches and convents. Looting, arson, and the targeting of Christians for beatings and murder are now rampant.
The media, however, yawn.
This isn’t surprising. The media only report on what offers them a political upside. And because the media is mostly made up of secular leftists hostile to the Christian faith, they are loath to do any reporting that might put that faith in a sympathetic light. Or, Gaia forbid, portray Christians as victims.