State-run media silent on NASA/Muslim story

In an interview with Al Jazeera TV, NASA director Charles Bolden outlined the regime’s mission for the space agency. (more here) Incredibly, Bolden said that one of the primary missions for NASA was to inflate the self esteem of Muslim nations. This story went viral in the blogosphere but according to this article (from the Washington Examiner), it made nary a ripple in the state-run media.

From a Nexis search a few moments ago (8:35AM 7/7):

Total words about the NASA Muslim outreach program in the New York Times: 0.

Total words about the NASA Muslim outreach program in the Washington Post: 0.

Total words about the NASA Muslim outreach program on NBC Nightly News: 0.

Total words about the NASA Muslim outreach program on ABC World News: 0.

Total words about the NASA Muslim outreach program on CBS Evening News: 0.

If you were to receive your news from any one of these outlets, or even all of them together, and you heard about some sort of controversy involving the Obama administration redefining the space agency’s mission to feature outreach to Muslim countries, your response would be, “Huh?”  Among all the news these distinguished outlets have seen fit to cover in recent days, the NASA story has not made the cut.

One can only wonder what the reaction would have been if a Bush appointee had made such ludicrous statements.
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