We have to remember our fight is with the media! That’s where it begins my friends. They are the enemy!
I knew something was wrong when I saw the Muslim American focus group video clip moderated by Frank Luntz and CBS. First off, I believe they got a few of the best and brightest spokesmen from CAIR to speak on behalf of Muslims Americans, but where this rubbed me the wrong way, it was Luntz.
@FrankLuntz Are you trying to get run over in a Walmart parking lot?
— Jack Cone (@1thumbjack) December 23, 2015
He’s been trying to lead the narrative and change minds on different topics since he was “schlonged” a few months ago during an interview with Donald Trump. He’s been trying to get back him ever since, and this focus group was strictly a hit piece for what they left out.
There can be no other explanation.
Sarah Harvard, a Muslim Activist, posted this to Facebook:
Frank Luntz, the moderator, asked us the most demeaning questions like “Are you an American or a Muslim first?” To which I found insulting and shouted back, “Well, are you an American or Jewish first?”
He also had silenced me and other participants who have routinely brought up the fact the government has enacted in state violence against the Muslim community — whether that may be through entrapment cases and surveillance programs — and our concerns about institutional racism. He shut me down when I said that President Obama and Hillary Clinton has killed many Muslims under the administration when we were discussing Trump, and ironically for a GOP strategist, he shut me down when I talked about how Democrats have enacted some of the most deadliest and discriminatory policies against Muslims.
Harvard wrote she found Luntz focus group patronizing; that can be found here:
The edited version of the focus group interview was mainly about proving our American identity, condemning terrorism, and Trump’s bashing of Muslim-Americans. This is problematic.
He kept saying how he felt bad that no one listens to Muslims and how he wanted to give us an opportunity to talk to the general population. But how can that happen when we’re manipulatively edited to have us fit their own narrative and agenda?
Call out Luntz, who once again has been trying to force the conversation, his narrative during this presidential primary season. Call him out and hold him accountable!