Is it all going to be about media bias now?
A short time ago Drudge tossed up one of his flashing sirens and soon enough he was pushing the story that ABCNews — supposedly for political reasons — is sitting on a new terror tape warning of an attack that will dwarf the horror of 9/11.
According to Drudge, the CIA is now analyzing the tape for authenticity and there are various other breathless quotes. The tape supposedly emerged in Waziristan over the weekend.
Then we hear the odd detail that the terrorist speaks in an American accent and speculation that it might be “Adam Gadhan – aka Adam Pearlman, a California native”, who, if you look at his photo on this mug shot and flyer announcing the Bureau’s interest in questioning him, looks like he probably turned to radical Islam after getting turned down for a role in Dazed and Confused or possibly Clerks.
These are difficult waters to wade into, particularly with skepticism, doubt or derision. And who knows what the story is here. But a few questions suggest themselves.
Like, since when do we even hear about ‘terror warning tapes’ when they don’t come from the likes of bin Laden or al Zawahiri?
Questioning this stuff isn’t a matter of making light of terrorism. It comes from so many people’s frustration about how many ways these jokers have tried to use this stuff to divide this country and manipulate it for narrow political ends.
I half expect that by tomorrow we’ll be watching a grainy video of Ken Mehlman, decked out in a phony beard a la Woody Allen in Bananas, bellowing that he and his boss OBL are about to take over America with one mammoth terror attack and institute compulsory gay marriage before forcibly converting everyone to Islam.
I can only hope that we’ve finally come to point where even the standard pushovers in the mainstream media are getting wise to this song and dance.