Go Back   Club Conspiracy Forums > Current events > The Archives > North America
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-18-2005, 07:27 PM
Barbara Barbara is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 696
Default Columnist Who Condoned Arab Proviling Fired for Misleading Sources

Columnist Who Condoned Arab Profiling Fired for Misleading Sources

Published: September 16, 2005 2:02 PM ET

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) A student journalist accused of misleading those she interviewed for an inflammatory column about racial profiling of Arabs has been fired, the editor said.

Columnist Jillian Bandes told three campus sources -- two Arab students and a professor who teaches a course on Arabic -- she was writing an article about Arab-American relations, Daily Tar Heel opinion editor Chris Coletta wrote in an article published Thursday.

Instead, Bandes' column, published in the paper Tuesday, argued that racial profiling of Arabs was essential to national security. The column began with the line, "I want all Arabs to be stripped naked and cavity-searched if they get within 100 yards of an airport."

The Daily Tar Heel is the student paper at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The column resulted in numerous complaints but also expressions of support for Bandes' views.

Coletta said he did not fire Bandes for her views, but because all three people she quoted in the column -- students Sherief Khaki and Muhammad Salameh and professor Nasser Isleem - thought they were to be interviewed about Arab-American relations after Sept. 11, 2001, not a column in support of racial profiling.

In the column, Bandes quoted the conservative commentator Ann Coulter saying that "any time she had a need for physical intimacy, she would simply walk through an airport's security checkpoint." Some travelers have complained about overly intrusive physical searches at airports.

"I want Arabs to get sexed up like nothing else," Bandes wrote. "And Arab students at UNC don't seem to think that's such a bad idea."

She then quoted Khaki, Salameh, and Isleem speaking in support of airport security measures. The newspaper said they never intended to endorse being "sexed up."

Bandes was fired because "she strung together quotes out of context. She took sources' words out of context. She misled those sources when she conducted interviews," Coletta wrote. "In other words, she conducted journalistic malpractice."

Bandes was interviewed on several talk radio shows Thursday. In an article in the Carolina Journal, which is published by the conservative John Locke Foundation, Bandes said Coletta gave her no opportunity to defend herself before she was fired. Bandes said she didn't believe her column violated any journalistic standards.

"I wanted to get people talking," Bandes said. "I did that. It also got me fired."

Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2005, 07:34 PM
freeman freeman is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 914
Default Re: Columnist Who Condoned Arab Proviling Fired for Misleading Sources

Wow, Barbara. I remember you posting this student's article the other day, and I wasn't impressed with it -- but I had no idea she misepresented the people she quoted as well.
I'm certain this young lady has a bright and glorious future ahead as a mainstream journalist. This will just be a minor setback, I'm sure.
\"...if the American people ever find out what we have done, they will chase us down the streets and lynch us. George H. W. Bush, Sr., 1992.
Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2005, 09:22 AM
Barbara Barbara is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 696
Default Re: Columnist Who Condoned Arab Proviling Fired for Misleading Sources

Perhaps a recommendation, in some quarters, huh? :-?
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Teacher Fired For Being White The effects of the NWO 10 05-22-2012 12:30 PM
Dubai, United Arab Emirates redrat11 The effects of the NWO 6 09-08-2008 07:44 PM
SEC IS A COCK CHOMPING ARAB LOVER Opinions 1 08-31-2006 12:36 AM
Arab port = Mossad gateway Drew_J New World Order operatives 0 02-24-2006 10:27 AM
Opinions on end of days, 'Illuminati' get man fired Insider General Conspiracy Discussion 0 12-03-2005 05:29 PM

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:55 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.12
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.