While Europe Slept Themes

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European Media

The bias of the European media is targeted towards portraying a Europe that is united in its thoughts of superiority and anti-Americanism. Throughout the book, Bawer gives examples of how the media takes events and manipulates them to be anti-America and anti-Semitic. It has even spun stories to show that honor killing done by Muslims is justified because of the turmoil in the Middle East. One has to wonder whether the media is actually making things worse in Europe by spinning stories so far out of the right and factual light. For instance, there was an incident in the Middle East that was completely fabricated, yet the European media treated it as fact, even after it was uncovered. They ignore real terrorism, and justify it with U.S. invasions stating that the Iraq war has killed just as many people as were killed in 9/11 if not more...

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