Meanwhile, in that other trial that has the media fascinated

posted at 8:46 am on July 15, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

These tweets from Karen Townsend and Elizabeth Scalia reminded me that we have at least one trial in progress in the United States that the media has failed to sensationalize. It has issues of terrorism, betrayal, mass murder, and religious extremism within it, so why do we hear so little about … Nidal Hasan?

That prompted me to do a little research into the Fort Hood shooting court-martial to see how much coverage it has received so far.  The answer is … not much.  The pre-trial voir dire has entered its second week, but the only news outlet interested at this point is the Associated Press.  The three updates today I did manage to find all came from the AP:

Jury selection enters its second week in the murder trial of the Army psychiatrist charged in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage.

Six new potential jurors will be brought in from Army posts nationwide for questioning Monday for the Fort Hood trial of Maj. Nidal Hasan, who’s serving as his own attorney. Ten potential jurors remain from a group of 20 questioned last week, when jury selection began Tuesday.

The search also dug up this nugget from last week, explaining that Hasan rejected Ramsey Clark as his attorney:

Former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark says he won’t represent the Fort Hood shooting suspect during jury selection starting Tuesday.

Clark told the Austin American-Statesman (http://bit.ly/18J3EV3) Monday that he might step in as Maj. Nidal Hasan’s attorney when testimony starts in August. Hasan is currently serving as his own attorney but can get assistance from his former defense attorneys.

Clark offered his services to Hasan and discussed the case with him at the jail over the weekend and on Monday.

Clark represented Saddam Hussein and Slobodan Milosevic in the past.  Perhaps Clark’s track record on those cases failed to impress Hasan.

Since this is a court-martial rather than a civilian criminal trial, I don’t expect to see live broadcasts during the proceedings once the jury is seated. It does appear, though, that reporters can attend the sessions and publish stories about them.  I’m wondering why we’re not seeing the talking heads flocking to Austin for this case yet.


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Give them time, Ed. The media is still exhausted from all the attention they gave the Gosnell trial. They’ll get around to Fort Hood eventually(with a blurb on Page 14 after the verdict).

Doughboy on July 15, 2013 at 8:49 AM

Of course they won’t cover it. It doesn’t fit their narrative that all white Christian people are evil.

melle1228 on July 15, 2013 at 8:50 AM

I’m wondering why we’re not seeing the talking heads flocking to Austin for this case yet.

Because the victims don’t look like Teh SCOAMT’s non-existent son? Because the perp isn’t at least half-white or an angry Amish?

Steve Eggleston on July 15, 2013 at 8:51 AM

Considering that Hasan said Al Queda was his inspiration, I can see why the terrorist-coddling jackalopes of the Dog Eater loving media would ignore this sad tale.

Bishop on July 15, 2013 at 8:51 AM

Man-made contingency operations just aren’t news worthy. Plus, coverage might upset the little piggy muslims.

Flange on July 15, 2013 at 8:51 AM

If only Hasan was as dreamy as White Cap….

Electrongod on July 15, 2013 at 8:53 AM

so why do we hear so little about … Nidal Hasan?

Why would the networks be interested in a simple case of workplace violence?

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Kafir on July 15, 2013 at 8:56 AM

The Muslim influence over our media and our government is stunning.

And where does this come from?

What would cause someone like John McCain and others to turn back an attempt to find out how influential the Muslim Brotherhood is in the State Department or other government branches by those Congressman a few months ago?

How else to explain the silence over any trial that involves Islam?

PappyD61 on July 15, 2013 at 8:59 AM

When the trial starts it will come out that it was Bush’s fault.

docflash on July 15, 2013 at 9:00 AM

Karen Townsend @penguinponders

There is a trial going on at Ft Hood that involves terrorism and the military. Where’s the 24/7 coverage on that?
8:02 AM – 15 Jul 2013
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Theres no coverage,because it would shine the light of
truth on the Obama Administration’s InCompetence!!!!

canopfor on July 15, 2013 at 9:01 AM

Can Democrats, Leftists and Race Industry Hustlers (but I repeat myself) make money or amass power from the Hasan trail? No? Then they’re simply not interested.

visions on July 15, 2013 at 9:01 AM

The terror attack on Ft. Hood was so long ago.

Liam on July 15, 2013 at 9:02 AM

He could not be a terrorist because he is Palestinian.

tim c on July 15, 2013 at 9:02 AM

I’m wondering why we’re not seeing the talking heads flocking to Austin for this case yet.

Eric Holder hasn’t gotten the “racism memo” yet, and Barack Obama hasn’t seen this story on television. Shouting Allah Akbar while murdering innocent heroes just isn’t “news” to our liberal media cohorts. But there’s certainly hope that the media will find out that Nidal Hasan is of white-Islamic decent—-NOT.

Rovin on July 15, 2013 at 9:04 AM

Since this is a court-martial rather than a civilian criminal trial, I don’t expect to see live broadcasts during the proceedings once the jury is seated. It does appear, though, that reporters can attend the sessions and publish stories about them. I’m wondering why we’re not seeing the talking heads flocking to Austin for this case yet.

To be fair, we have not seen a whole lot out of Bradley Manning’s court martial either. I suspect a lot of it has to do with the lack of cameras in the courtroom. And truthfully, there is no doubt what both Manning and Hasan did. The outcome will involve guilty verdicts on some if not all the charges. The real outrage here is that the administration refuses to admit that Hasan was a domestic terrorist- denying the wounded and victims’ families entitlements they would otherwise be eligible for.

Happy Nomad on July 15, 2013 at 9:05 AM

Clark represented Saddam Hussein and Slobodan Milosevic in the past. Perhaps Clark’s track record on those cases failed to impress Hasan.

Heh. He’s holding out for Zombie William Kunstler.

Mr. D on July 15, 2013 at 9:09 AM

Putting Islam on trial makes a lot of influential Americans with Muslim financial ties very nervous. I’m surprised it got this far.

BL@KBIRD on July 15, 2013 at 9:12 AM

Up there with gosnell

Shameful

cmsinaz on July 15, 2013 at 9:13 AM

I’m sure this past weekend, when the President was
opining being petulant, he stated this was a
Tragedy for America, he was actually referring to the
Hasan trial…Right??

ToddPA on July 15, 2013 at 9:15 AM

I think that a growing number of white people are just getting turned off by the Civil Rights race baiters.

I doubt many whites will become racist, but I think most are simply becoming indifferent and no longer suffering from ‘white guilt’.

thgrant on July 15, 2013 at 9:15 AM

I’m wondering why we’re not seeing the talking heads flocking to Austin for this case yet.

Because like Gosnell…this is a local new story?

workingclass artist on July 15, 2013 at 9:15 AM

Up there with gosnell

Shameful

cmsinaz on July 15, 2013 at 9:13 AM

Good morning!

Where have you been hiding?

Liam on July 15, 2013 at 9:18 AM

Wakey Wakey

Eggs and Bacey?

Ward Cleaver on July 15, 2013 at 9:25 AM

Hey liam
Needed to take a little break but I’m back now :)

cmsinaz on July 15, 2013 at 9:26 AM

Hey liam
Needed to take a little break but I’m back now :)

cmsinaz on July 15, 2013 at 9:26 AM

Welcome back. Mornings haven’t been as much fun.

Liam on July 15, 2013 at 9:28 AM

What? Cover the trial and risk Americans finding out that Obama and Napolitano didn’t keep America safe?

The Rogue Tomato on July 15, 2013 at 9:28 AM

I am your new attorney. After careful review, I recommend that you plead guilty to all charges, that you disclose all communications prior to your terrorism, that you accept the verdict of the court and the execution that will follow. Allah awaits.

WyattsTorch on July 15, 2013 at 9:28 AM

Boy, what a tough question ….. /sarc

BD57 on July 15, 2013 at 9:35 AM

“If I had a son, he would look like Nidal” BHO.

MaiDee on July 15, 2013 at 9:38 AM

Why would we expect the media to cover this? It’s a simple, local-news story that is merely an example of workplace violence. We should proactively apologize for offending Muslims and also implement sharia law as part of our atonement for allowing this story to get any attention whatsoever.

Andy in Colorado on July 15, 2013 at 9:45 AM

I am sure the seating in the press gallery will rival that of the Gosnell trial.

Cindy Munford on July 15, 2013 at 9:46 AM

Hasan killed FOURTEEN-one of the soldiers was pregnant-victims because becausehis faith isn’t considered to be a ‘bad guy’ faith.
If Hasan had been a religious Christian or Jew…you can BET that the media would’ve been all over this trial!

annoyinglittletwerp on July 15, 2013 at 9:54 AM

Hey liam
Needed to take a little break but I’m back now :)

cmsinaz on July 15, 2013 at 9:26 AM

cmsinaz:AWOL eh,….

…..* WelCome Back *—:O

canopfor on July 15, 2013 at 10:01 AM

I’m wondering why we’re not seeing the talking heads flocking to Austin for this case yet.

Because bin Laden’s dead and al Quaeda’s on the run, don’tcha know..

petefrt on July 15, 2013 at 10:03 AM

I know he started out in court by expressing his support for the Taliban, so it only makes sense that he would be using the “religion of peace” defense.

oldroy on July 15, 2013 at 10:08 AM

Because bin Laden’s dead and al Quaeda’s on the run, don’tcha know..

petefrt on July 15, 2013 at 10:03 AM

I hear they are making a lot of runs between Libya, Turkey and Syria. So I guess you could say they are “on the run”.

oldroy on July 15, 2013 at 10:09 AM

If Hasan had been a religious Christian or Jew…you can BET that the media would’ve been all over this trial!

annoyinglittletwerp on July 15, 2013 at 9:54 AM

Brian Ross probably saw the name Hasan Nidal and instantly thought “Tea Party”.

oldroy on July 15, 2013 at 10:10 AM

Ramsey Clark = Loser.

GarandFan on July 15, 2013 at 10:18 AM

Of course they won’t cover it. It doesn’t fit their narrative that all white Christian people are evil.

melle1228 on July 15, 2013 at 8:50 AM

Actually, it is even more exclusive, the progressive left believes all evil comes from non-union white Christian males in the United States that are moderates or conservatives and the handful of traitors who buy-in to them. All others can do whatever they want and the media won’t pay attention. Look at the Mayor of San Diego who will get a pass for admitted sexual harrassment. Look at the Corruption in Big City governments run by Dems that get no attention. Look at the corruption in organized labor that gets no attention.

KW64 on July 15, 2013 at 10:19 AM

Ain’cha heard? It’s work place violence! Yeah, right. Tell that to our service men and women who were there at Ft. Hood.

Herb on July 15, 2013 at 10:21 AM

I’m wondering why we’re not seeing the talking heads flocking to Austin for this case yet.

Two reasons.

First, we would want the public to be getting the idea that muslim fanatics might want them dead.

Second, it’s Austin. In July and August. That place makes Hell look like a Sandals Resort.

trigon on July 15, 2013 at 10:21 AM

We have been getting updates on the court martial here in San Antonio. Hassan’s nutty behavior should have provided plenty of material for the media. That they are largely ignoring it just proves what a waste of space they are.

SagebrushPuppet on July 15, 2013 at 10:23 AM

I know he started out in court by expressing his support for the Taliban, so it only makes sense that he would be using the “religion of peace” defense.

oldroy on July 15, 2013 at 10:08 AM

Can you imagine the national attention if a member of the Tea Party praised the Taliban? That person would be promoted as emblematic of the entire Tea Party movement and serve as justification for denying any tax exempt status and justify examining all communications by Tea Party members or sympathizers. The progressive left already equates the Tea Party to the Taliban without any actual evidence of it.

KW64 on July 15, 2013 at 10:27 AM

Can you imagine the national attention if a member of the Tea Party praised the Taliban? – KW64 on July 15, 2013 at 10:27 AM

I could see the LSM trying to get that person setup to run against Billary in 2016.

kirkill on July 15, 2013 at 10:40 AM

“If I had a son, he would look like Nidal and we would feast on dog together” BHO.

MaiDee on July 15, 2013 at 9:38 AM

fify

: )

workingclass artist on July 15, 2013 at 10:42 AM

I know he started out in court by expressing his support for the Taliban, so it only makes sense that he would be using the “religion of peace” defense.

oldroy on July 15, 2013 at 10:08 AM

Dude’s a certifiable jihadi moonbat.

He didn’t want to wear his uniform cause it implies he supports the military’s oppression of his mohammedian brothers or something…

Of course he still draws a US Military Salary.

workingclass artist on July 15, 2013 at 10:46 AM

Dude’s a certifiable jihadi moonbat.

He didn’t want to wear his uniform cause it implies he supports the military’s oppression of his mohammedian brothers or something…

Of course he still draws a US Military Salary.

workingclass artist on July 15, 2013 at 10:46 AM

I’m sure Nancy Grace will not accuse him of using racial slurs during his shooting spree. She’ll hear “alahu akbar” on the tape and think he is saying “peace be to you”. NBC will will “re-animate” the dead to make it look like he didn’t do it, if they can get a-hold of a tape.

By the way, who does the certification for Jihadi Moonbats? Is there a lot of paperwork?

oldroy on July 15, 2013 at 11:06 AM

Gee we haven’t heard much about the Marathon bomber’s trial lately either except for a putrid article in the Herald last week…

The media doesn’t cover any story that doesn’t map into their ideology, like the horrific things done to Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom.

dogsoldier on July 15, 2013 at 11:20 AM

Workplace violence is clearly a local crime story, therefore the National media would not cover it. Just like an abortion doctor collecting infant body parts and murdering near-full term babies born during an abortion is a local crime story.

We do hear all about it on our local news outlets tho.

Neo on July 15, 2013 at 1:04 PM

I’m wondering why we’re not seeing the talking heads flocking to Austin for this case yet.

Heh. I’m not. This incident of “workplace violence” undercuts the official narrative that al Qaeda is defeated, the war on terror is over, and bin Laden is dead at the hands of Barack Obama. Even grossly slanted news coverage would expose the lies and hypocrisy and would be unhelpful to Dear Leader. Therefore it will not be covered by the media. Instead, it will be largely ignored.

novaculus on July 15, 2013 at 1:36 PM

RZ has many potential targets and so does his mother and relatives if Zimmerman id whacked some night by a vigilante inspired by our racial agitating DOJ.These targets would, of course, include NBC, CBS, CNN but also the DOJ, City of Sanford and the state of Florida.In fact the DOJ may be potentially guilty of multiple hate crimes.

In 2012, running for re-election, Barack Obama knew not only would the State of Florida be a crucial state but that the vote there would be critically close. There is strong evidence that Attorney General Eric Holder, either on his own volition, or at the behest of his boss, Obama, sent employees of the Community Relations Divisions (CRD) of the DOJ to Sanford, Florida with the sole purpose of agitating racial unrest to increase the black turnout in Florida for the 2012 election. CRD employees were heavily involved with the local black community in Sanford and neighboring areas, among other things leading and financing a ‘Defenders of the Dream’ pro-Trayvon Martin (anti-Zimmerman) march from Daytona to Sanford.The CRD, far from smoothing racial relations, which was its original intent, instead poisoned the racial waters not only for Florida but the entire nation by leaning on local black Baptist leaders to push for the forced resignation of Sanford Police Chief Lee, who determined there was no probable cause to charge GZ with any crime.

As a direct result of CRD meddling, Police Chief Lee resigned and was replaced by a stooge who immediately had GZ arrested. A Special Prosecutor was appointed and now you have hatred, tension and riots all over the country and GZ and his relatives and six brave jurors are in continual fear of their lives.

MaiDee on July 15, 2013 at 2:04 PM

Sorry put the above on this thread by mistake.

MaiDee on July 15, 2013 at 2:13 PM

I think that a growing number of white people are just getting turned off by the Civil Rights race baiters.

I doubt many whites will become racist, but I think most are simply becoming indifferent and no longer suffering from ‘white guilt’.

thgrant on July 15, 2013 at 9:15 AM

I disagree. These events are recruiting opportunities for organizations like Stormfront. It’s like the control craziness is to gun sales. Race relations in this country have been set back 30 years.

claudius on July 15, 2013 at 3:52 PM

The Manure Spreading Media is made up of Dhimmicraps. True believers and in many cases leaders of the Gimmedat’s and they take their phalanx responsibilities seriously. Far better than anyone in the Secret Service, the LSM’s job is to preserve protect and promote any and all things related to King Putt.
Nidal Hasan’s pre-mediated, cold blooded murder was simply ‘work place violence’ NOT terrorism (domestic or otherwise).
And in this specific event we have a Muslim killing Christians and Jews, in this case … Army soldiers. This behavior is sanctioned (and promoted) by the KORAN and therefore it is allowed and appropriate in the eyes of (“… my Muslim faith.”) Barack Hussein Soetoro Obowmao.
The kicker is that they were ARMY personnel who are by the beliefs of the LIVerals they are supposed to die for the president, especially THIS president. Right?

Missilengr on July 15, 2013 at 4:28 PM

This is just another workplace violence incident..nothing to see here

nah..the way the Obama administration has handled this case is criminal…seriously..all the troops affected by this do not get the extra benefits because they refuse to acknowledge it was a terrorist attack..shameful, sinful..

this is more upsetting to me than the lack of coverage..But the lack of coverage is also disgraceful..14 people died and no one seems to care about it..and why hasn’t Hassan been put to death already??? Oh yeah he’s made everyone look like fools there..using this platform as a propaganda tool for his hate

sadsushi on July 15, 2013 at 5:16 PM

The Doc is a soldier and he committed murder, put him against a wall and execute him with a firing squad.

mixplix on July 15, 2013 at 5:39 PM

It’s a good thing he’s representing himself since he will help to make it clear to America who the enemy is. He’s not insane, but evil, enabled as he was by the foolishness of Pentagon politics.

The military is responsible for allowing this zealot to kill those innocent people. They had plenty of warning (the Russians did not have to tip them off). Some action should be taken against the Command that coddled this violent religious bigot.

virgo on July 16, 2013 at 12:39 AM