ORF OPINION PIECE:
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Main Stream Media intellectuals have diagnosed Army psychiatrist Major Nidal Hasan as suffering from PTSD like symptoms from just hearing of the horrors of war other soldiers experienced in combat. Hasan never served in combat. The MSM has skewed the definition of PTSD to explain ,in empathetic terms, the underlying reasons Hasan murdered 13 American soldiers at Ft. Hood, and wounded several others.
The National Institute of Mental Health defines PTSD as:
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, is an anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to a terrifying event or ordeal in which grave physical harm occurred or was threatened. Traumatic events that may trigger PTSD include violent personal assaults, natural or human-caused disasters, accidents, or military combat.
If we are to believe the MSM's assertion that Hasan was so terrified by the description of combat related experiences he heard from soldiers he counseled, then we have allowed the MSM to create a new anxiety disorder. The MSM is using this poorly explained convenient obstructionist view of Hasan's actions in an act of avoidance to connect a lone Islamic terrorist and murderer to the teachings of the Koran.
If the MSM has identified a new dynamic to PTSD brought on by simply hearing about violence, then ORF asks is not the billion dollar media industry around the world that exploits gratuitous violence on film, TV and in video games also culpable of inciting individuals to violence after simply viewing a violent flim or playing a violent video game?
In the spirit of liberal and communist political correctness, shouldn't the liberal political machine demand an end to all violence in Hollywood productions, MSM prime time TV shows and in video games?