Pro-Zionist Media Bias II II

17 posts / 0 new
Last post
al-Qa'bong
Pro-Zionist Media Bias II II

al-Qa'bong

Quote:
Little of recent American Islamophobia (with a strong emphasis on the "phobia") is sheer happenstance. Years before Tea Party shock troops massed for angry protests outside the proposed site of an Islamic community center in lower Manhattan, representatives of the Israel lobby and the Jewish-American establishment launched a campaign against pro-Palestinian campus activism that would prove a seedbed for everything to come. That campaign quickly -- and perhaps predictably -- morphed into a series of crusades against mosques and Islamic schools which, in turn, attracted an assortment of shady but exceptionally energetic militants into the network's ranks.

 

 

The Great Fear

By MAX BLUMENTHAL

al-Qa'bong

Quote:
Far-right political parties in Europe are stepping up their anti-Muslim rhetoric and forging
ties across borders, even going so far as to visit Israel to hail the Jewish state as a bulwark against militant Islam.

National Front leader Marine Le Pen has shocked the French political elite in recent days by comparing Muslims who pray outside crowded mosques -- a common sight during the holy month of Ramadan -- to the World War Two Nazi occupation.

 

 

Europe far right courts Israel in anti-Islam drive

al-Qa'bong

Sometimes there is good news to report.

 

Australia Rejects Israeli-Ordered Media Censorship

 

Quote:
Australia's Parliament and mainstream media may not differ all that much from other western countries when it comes to chronic groveling to the Zionist lobby. But like citizens in many countries, Australians sometimes exhibit admirable independence and respect for their society's own values. On December 10, 2010, whether by design or coincidence, International Human Rights Day, Australia's Communication and Media Authority ( ACMA ) released its decision on whether to ban Lebanon's Al Manar  TV channel from being broadcast down under via the Indonesian  PT Indosat satellite ( Palapa D) that was launched on 12/27/09.  

As  in the US, which does ban Al Manar, the popular station's programming would, even if banned, still be available via internet live streaming. Al Manar  (" the Beacon"), affiliated with the Lebanese political party, social service organization and resistance movement Hezbollah, has been the target of an intensive  Israel instigated media assault for several years.  Silvan Shalom, former Israeli Foreign Minister, at a 2004 Herzliya Convention,  outlined his governments policy succinctly: "The Israeli Foreign Ministry intends to work actively to have Al Manar banned in other countries around the globe. It is Israel's intention to bring the seriousness of Al-Manar's broadcasts to the attention of the international community and to convince them to prevent Al-Manar from operating in as many countries as possible."

 

 

al-Qa'bong

Quote:
The pro-Israel lobby itself is, no doubt, quite pleased about the Islamo-hatred in this country (the ADL's Abe Foxman was the leading respectable agitator against the Islamic centre near Ground Zero). For them it's a zero-sum game. Those who hate Muslims are more likely to admire Israel.

That is why the lobby is silent about Glenn Beck.

The lobby believes and teaches its adherents that anti-Semitism means opposing Israel's policies. Old-fashioned anti-Semitism, the kind that dripped like venom from Glenn Beck's week-long series, does not concern the lobby. It's okay to be anti-Semitic, so long as you are pro-Israel. (Note: Adolf Eichmann, the Nazi mass murderer, visited Palestine in the 1930's and professed admiration for Jewish accomplishments there. That didn't stop him from being an architect of the Final Solution, which was directed not at Israeli Jews but at those Jews closer to home.)

 

Al Jazeera

thorin_bane

The current today had a pretty bad peice of pro Israeli journalism. The doctor that had his family killed by an Israeli bomb is suing for an apology, and the host kept asking him if it makes him a hypocrite. He wrote the book I Will Not Hate. Just kept asking that. Not his opinions on what happened to him, but are you being hypocriticial.-CBC is such a POS these days.

al-Qa'bong

Quote:

For many years, I admired Helen from afar, and later gave her an award for Truth In Media voted by my colleagues on Mediachannel.org. She was an institution, an icon of honor. We were impressed by her history of asking tough questions even when they embarrassed Presidents.

Then, suddenly, last June, I like everyone in the world of media, was stunned to witness her public fall from grace, partly self-inflicted, perhaps because of inelegant language used in response to an ambush interview by provocateur father-son Israeli advocates posing as journalists

They were following in the footsteps of the vicious comments by Ann ("You will find liberals always rooting for savages against civilization") Coulter who earlier denounced her as an "old Arab" sitting yards from the President as if she was threatening him. She refused to dignify that smear with a response.

I didn't know until she told me that she had also been hounded for years by Abe Foxman, a leader of the Anti-Defamation League, who demanded she explain 25 questions she asked Presidents over the decades,  "I didn't answer," "she told me, "because I don't respond to junk mail."

Foxman then sent the questions to her employer trying to get her fired, she says. Later, he recruited former Bush Press Secretary Ari Fleisher in his crusade against her. Ari and his boss disliked her "hostile" questions about Iraq on official claims that have since been unmasked as lies.

 

 

Media Hit Job of the Year: Punishing Helen Thomas For Criticizing Israel

by Danny Schechter

al-Qa'bong

Isabel Kershner: her record of hate and propaganda

 

Quote:

Every word, every letter, every comma that Isabel Kershner writes in the New York Times contains elements of Israeli military/intelligence propaganda.  The hate against Arabs that constitutes the thrust of her "reporting" is highly analogous to the "reporting" in Der Angriff in Berlin.

NDPP

Here's some "Pro-Zionist Media Bias" for you. AM 640 's Arlene Bynon interviews Zionist hate-monger Meir Weinstein on his upcoming 'support rally' for the neo-nazi EDL.

Rally Against Islam

http://www.640toronto.com/HostsandShows/ArleneBynon/main.aspx

more on the EDL nazis at the Urgent Action JDL-EDL thread

NDPP

Israeli PM's Guards Tell Foreign Press to Strip

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/Israeli+guards+tell+foreign+press+st...

"The demands were made on Tuesday as journalists tried to enter a five-star hotel in Jerusalem for the premier's annual reception for the foreign press, prompting some to walk out rather than face humiliating and invasive searches. The incident drew cries of outrage from the Tel-Aviv based Foreign Press Association (FPA).

'While we appreciate the need for security, it is not remotely acceptable to invite people for cocktails at a five-star hotel and then make them undress at the door,' it said..."

Completely unacceptable, the poor press! Netanyahu, you brute, you go too far!

al-Qa'bong

CBC radio noted that yesterday was the fifth anniversary of the imprisonment of IOF terrorist, Gilad Shalit.

No mention was made of the thousands of Arab hostages currently held in Israeli dungeons, nor did the CBC comment on the hundreds of thousands of Gazans held in the largest concentration camp in human history.

M. Spector M. Spector's picture

Today CBC Radio was finally forced to mention that Shalit was exchanged for 1,000 Palestinian prisoners - whose names and whose very existence they have ignored for years. They even let slip that there are about 6,000 Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli custody, though they didn't mention that most of them have never been tried and convicted of a crime.

They also neglected to mention that this prisoner swap is exactly the same deal the Palestinians demanded five years ago when Shalit was first captured. I'm sure he'll be glad to hear that the Israeli government made him spend five years in captivity, just out of stubbornness.

Then they actually followed this story (on the World at Six) with a story about the government of Burma voluntarily releasing more than 200 political prisoners. The reporter made sure to mention that there were still about 2,000 political prisoners still being held, as evidence of the oppressive and dictatorial nature of the regime.

As I yelled at the radio, "So what does that make Israel?"

NDPP

It's TIme for the Media to Talk About Zionism  -  by Philip Weiss

http://mondoweiss.net/2012/12/its-time-for-the-media-to-talk-about-zioni...

"...The acknowledgment of Jewish prominence in the Establishment, and of the power of Zionism, would make a lot of Jews uncomfortable, so the converstation is verboten.

Unionist

[url=http://mondoweiss.net/2013/08/bbc-to-censor-violinist-nigel-kennedys-sta... to censor violinist Nigel Kennedy’s statement about Israeli apartheid from TV broadcast[/url]

 

lagatta

Imagine attacking Helen Thomas of all people - ludicrous.

Unionist

She died last month.

lagatta

Yes, I knew that. Incredible how this Grande Dame of US journalism became a feisty old lady upon her retirement from active reporting:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Thomas

Also horrific how she was accused of "anti-semitism" of all things, when she was maligned as a Semite or Eastern Mediterranean for so long. She said she had always been thick with her many Jewish friends, and the discrimination she experienced was at the hands of the WASP establishment.