What the media wants you to see, you see. What they don’t want you to see, they will obfuscate, parse or just hide. This is an important thing to understand especially when it comes to an agenda.
The Fourth Estate (or fourth power) is a societal or political force or institution whose influence is not consistently or officially recognized. “Fourth Estate” most commonly refers to the news media, especially print journalism or “the press”.
We now live in a new era in which liberals feel that their ideals rise above God, tradition and country. A journalist’s work now, especially in the era of news 24 hours is to “spin” the culture. And this “spin” is often divorced from any shred of truth. Interjected with opinion and omission, the “spin” is either to make you feel good or solidify your thoughts and to persuade you to believe something that might go contrary to what YOU believe, feel, hear or even see with your lying eyes.
Take for example the case of Shehada “Joe” Issa and Amir Issa. The only part of this story that the media wants to report is that Shehada “Joe” Issa shot his son Amir Issa because he was a homosexual. The district attorney’s office in Los Angeles alleged in a statement that Issa killed his son because of his “sexual orientation,” a move that brought national publicity to the case over the weekend. (That part is important) Issa could face stiffer penalties at trial if the shooting is prosecuted as a “hate crime”.
The father, Shehada “Joe” Issa, says that he shot and killed his son in self defense BECAUSE HIS SON THREATENED HIM WITH A KNIFE. The police said that hey have not found the knife….. so the assumption will be a “hate crime” because the son posted several disturbing things on his Facebook Page about his elderly parents being “homophobic”. The news reported the deceased Amir Issa to be a young lad in his 20’s. He is actually 38.
Ok. After digging through the newspapers, I found a couple of “key” facts that were left out. or maybe a few more….. The first being that the son was in his late 30’s, the second is that he had a substance abuse problem – drugs, the third is that the family had been in turmoil since he moved back home just two years ago, the fouth and probably the most important, the father found his wife (Amir’s mother) dead on the floor in the house. The mother, 68-year-old Rabihah Issa, had been stabbed repeatedly.
But wait a minute, this is a “hate crime of homophobia”, no knife had been found, so couldn’t the mother just have spontaneously “got stabbed”? This could have happened by phantom elves ….. right? Asked whether Amir Issa might have killed his mother before being shot by his father, the police investigator said, “That’s something that detectives will investigate.”
Everyone questioned on the street said that the son was a real bad guy to his parents. Rabihah Issa and her husband tried their best BUT they were not in the best of health. This couple who lived in a modest house, gardened and lived peacefully until trouble came in the form of their son moving back into their home a couple of years ago. He apparently did not work but loved Facebook, he made a video of himself asking them (his parents) if they had once enjoyed anal sex and how many times they had done it.
“That’s not appropriate for a child to ask his parents,” Rabihah Issa pleads to the camera as she sits on the sofa, a large crucifix on the wall behind her. Shehada Issa responds more angrily to his son, calling him a “pervert” and saying, “None of your relatives want to have anything to do with you.”
That whole situation would be my personal definition of “Hell on earth”.
My parents, who are in their age group would have been mortified. No parent wants to be hounded like that by their middle aged child.
Another little peccadillo not mentioned, according to court records was that a man with the name Amir Issa whose parents live in Los Angeles at the same address and having the same parents was convicted in San Diego of assault with a deadly weapon in 2010. He had slashed his ex-boyfriend across the face with a knife, leaving him hospitalized. Issa, who fled to Las Vegas during jury deliberations, was sentenced first to treatment at a state mental hospital and then to three years’ probation with further mental health treatment.
Oh, Angela, that is another Amir Issa, it is a common name just like John Smith!
Francisco Gonzalez Jr., whose parents live next door to Shehada Issa, said he had been aware for some time that feelings ran high between Issa and his son. Gonzalez’s parents, who do not speak fluent English, could hear the father and son next door shouting at each other but didn’t understand what was being said. Gonzalez said he saw Shehada Issa several months ago standing out by his fence and asked him what was going on.
“It’s just my son acting crazy again,” Issa told him. “It’s the drugs. I called the cops, so I’m just waiting for them.”
Then, Gonzalez said, he was babysitting his niece at his parents’ house when he heard shots from next door. Running outside, he found Shehada Issa in the frontyard with a cellphone to his ear. Gonzalez thought he heard the voice of a 911 operator on the line.
“Were those bullets?” Gonzalez asked. “Are you OK, Joe?”
Gonzalez said Issa waved reassuringly, then answered:
“Everything is fine now.”
All of the headlines proclaim that a man was shot by his father for being gay. The Boston Globe lowered his age by 10 years …. intentionally or not it made him appear younger and vulnerable. The Huffington Post mentioned in a byline that the “mother was also dead of stab wounds”. Police had no details Saturday on any of the alleged threats the father had made against his gay son, but they say it is a hate crime. Mom just “got dead”. Two or more media outlets lectured about parents in “some cultures” not “accepting” their gay children.
You see the fact that this middle aged man (Amir) who stated “I want to see Jesus. Please help rid this world of the demons that attack me,” and said that he had directed his life insurance money to go to the Seventh-day Adventist church. Who in San Diego got in trouble or slashing his ex-boyfriend’s face with a knife is the “victim” here of a “hate crime”……. because it fits the story line.
In the meantime, Los Angeles County jail records indicate Shehada Issa is currently in custody pending a $2,000,000 bail. And will likely face the rest of his life in jail because this was a “hate crime”, and Mom just “got dead”.