I’m sure everyone’s already read the whole thing (about the press devoting a million inches to his moderate TV station but none to how he moderately removed his moderate wife’s head (except maybe one or two people who tut-tut that domestic violence affects all sectors of society, as if Rihanna’s only getting the press because it’s so unusual that her head stayed attached)), but I’m choosing to dwell on the last bit because I was just saying the other day this is a well-used line of his, and anyway, it’s true:

Mark Steyn:

<br/> shamelessly ripped off from Tim Blair

Look at this picture. That’s the very definition of “moderate Muslim”. Look at the late Aasiya Hassan, beautifully coiffed, glossy-lipped. On countless occasions since 9/11, I’ve found myself at lunch or dinner in New York, London, Washington, Paris or some other western city, sitting next to a modern Muslim woman like Mrs Hassan telling me how horrified she is at how hijabs and burqas, honor killings and genital mutilation, forced cousin marriages and the disproportionate number of Muslim wives in European battered women’s shelters, how all these have come to define Muslim womanhood in the 21st century. Yet Aasiya Hassan ended up no differently – all because her husband’s TV network had a cashflow problem?

The media’s lack of curiosity is in marked contrast to their willingness to propagandize for the launch of Mr Hassan’s station. It also helps explain why the US newspaper business is dying.