Cologne exposes a crisis in our continent, yet parliament is debating Donald Trump

As the whole world now knows, on New Year’s Eve in Cologne, dozens of German women were sexually assaulted, apparently by some of that country’s more recent arrivals. For days the media across Europe declined to even report the story. It was only because of new media that the story began to get out at all. Then when the media did get around to reporting the story they covered it in that now-familiar way which suggests their job is not so much to report the facts as to negotiate between the facts and their fear over how the general public might react to those facts. Perhaps we should be grateful that there is any coverage a week after the attacks. After all, it took more than a decade for 1500 rapes in the north of England to make much news.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Fiddling while Rome burns.

    • bob e

      nero, at least was roman .. we got a different story
      with barry o’fraud ..

  • “For days the media across Europe declined to even report the story. It was only because of new media that the story began to get out at all. Then when the media did get around to reporting the story they covered it in that now-familiar way which suggests their job is not so much to report the facts as to negotiate between the facts and their fear over how the general public might react to those facts.”

    • John

      Exactly. One could characterize this kind of journalism as *The Pravda Approach*

      • Quite. They really take people for fools. Are there still people around who do not get their news from the Internet and are not aware of what is going on? There must be, otherwise the MSM would not succeed at this institutional lying.

      • vimy

        The new CBC logo

  • Ho Hum

    Its DISGUSTING to see the German police turning on their own people like that. Too bad that the German patriots aren’t armed with AK47’s.

  • “With Pegida protests in German today being fired on by police with water-cannons that problem of attacking the reaction rather than the problem (where were the water cannons on New Year’s Eve?) has rarely seemed starker.”

  • BradThomas

    “But instead of dealing with the problem they were objecting to … the full might of the state devoted itself to shutting down Tommy Robinson and the EDL: which is like trying to treat a disease-racked body by addressing a skin irritation.”

    The real question which, unfortunately, Douglas Murray didn’t address in this fine piece, is why are governments insisting on “treating a skin irritation” and targeting their own people, as opposed to those who clearly represent the real problem in our societies, the immigrants?

    And actually, in the end it doesn’t really matter what their reasons are – whether those in authority are acting with malice and planning, or just plain ignorance and stupidity. This is happening consistently all over the West and the only answer to it is to oppose our governments and media in these outrageous and unjust attacks on, and oppression of, their own citizens.

    • Ho Hum

      What I don’t understand is why Douglas Murray called the EDL a “skin irritation” Other than the fact that the EDL was infiltrated by government agents posing as Neo-Nazi’s what was wrong with the EDL? The answer is NOTHING!

      It took a lot of courage for Tommy Robinson to organize a group like the EDL and it was inevitable that government agents posing as neo-nazi’s would try to co-op the group so as to discredit Robinson and the thousands of EDL supporters. This is the oldest trick in the book. Anyone could see that coming.

      I see the same thing happening with PEGIDA which is being portrayed as “far right” Douglas Murray needs to wake up and stop falling for this transparent bullshit.

      • BradThomas

        Agreed – if people like Douglas Murray, who has a head on his shoulders and generally sees things pretty clearly – are fooled by the government’s spin on things like the EDL, then we’re truly screwed.

    • I think it is just cowardice – the well-named Stockholm Syndrome.

  • Jim Horne

    Are Germans at a crossroad?
    Is a time coming to bring an end to the MSM, to the progressives and to the left?

    To be, or not to be that is the question:
    Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer
    The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune
    Or to take arms against a sea of troubles …

  • Hard Little Machine

    “their job is not so much to report the facts as to negotiate between the
    facts and their fear over how the general public might react to those
    facts”

    No, their job is to promote government policy. This isn’t ignorance or inaccuracy or an accident. This is the plan. There will be officially sanctioned bona fide Islamic Autonomous Regions, statelets, inside some of these countries soon. The problem Merkel and co have is a) how to sell it, b) how to cope with the pushback, and c) how to get buy in from other EU members facing the same thing. But make no mistake, the era of fretting that this city or that neigborhood is 80% Muslim or 90% ‘North African’ is ending or at least changing. What will happen is that areas will be legally sanctioned to run however they see fit under sharia or some variant of it. They will still get many municipal infrastructure services like water, power, gas and sewer. But anything requiring people like cops, fire, EMS, schools, hospitals, will be taken in-house to be run how they like. Most of the funding will come from a mixture of their national and local governments. Of course all law will be internalized with the exception of crimes that extend outside the region, like white collar crime, smuggling, terrorism, running a drug cartel and the usual ones. Everything else though will be by the ‘book’ and the book is the Koran. Residents in those regions who are opposed will be give a few stark options – an offer to be bought out and move vs a warning that if they don’t they’re on their own. Residents in both the ‘regular’ nation and the autonomous region will have national citizenship but residents in the autonomous regions will have an extra or enhanced citizenship status that affords them the rights of that region.

  • roccolore

    European liberals wanted the Muslim rape gangs flooding their countries.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    The tide that these King Canutes are ordering to roll back is now only starting to rise.

  • bob e

    great postin’ BCF ..
    also .. we gots’ a serious discussion group like always ..