Friday, April 20, 2018

"Led by Hamas" - Who Says?

CBC never gives it a rest. It works tirelessly for its Zionist masters (but not for us Canadians that pay the bills). Look at this sub-headline:

Gaza officials say 2 killed by Israeli troop gunfire in border protests

The weeks-long protests, led by Hamas, are to culminate in a mass march on May 15

The protestors have said that they are not being led by Hamas - that there are citizens groups taking the lead. But Israel says Hamas is responsible, and Hamas is bad, so the protests are bad. So CBC has to add the totally unnecessary phrase "led by Hamas" in the sub-heading. Because for CBC  if Israel says it, it must be repeated and believed.

What CBC does not add, not even in a phrase like "led by Hamas" is a phrase like "Israeli war crimes", "cold-blooded murder by Israeli snipers". 

How about revising the above headline as follows: Gaza officials say 2 killed, in cold blooded murder, by Israeli SNIPER gunfire in border protests

NO CBC must add "led by Hamas" even if it is possibly untrue, but would never dream of adding "in an act of cold-blooded murder" even though it is absolutely true and obvious.

CBC weak attempt at balance

Little Israel rates a headline article for its Independence Day. There are almost 200 countries in the world. For the vast majority of them, CBC makes no comment on their Independence days., but little Israel is BIG in CBC's eyes.

Israel celebrates 70th anniversary of independent Jewish state

Day of celebration is sombre day of commemoration for Palestinians who lost 1948 Arab-Israeli war

Note the sub-heading. It is an Israeli interpretation of events, but CBC does not indicate this. It just states it as a fact. The real commemoration is of the Nakba, the disastrous campaign of ETHNIC CLEANSING carried out by Israel to get rid of Palestinians who had lived in the area for generations if not millennia.

The article indicates that Palestinians and Israeli scholars have documented and proven that there was a brutal, even murderous, campaign of ethnic cleansing that created the Nakba, but CBC feels it is necessary to quote Israeli sources that repeat the myth and lies that the exodus was simply the result of a "war". And CBC chose to reflect this bullshit in its sub-heading above.

Also while Israelis are celebrating their state, they also have snipers on the Gaza border daily committing war crimes - something to be ashamed of enough to dampen their celebratory mood. But not for racists, which is what most Israelis are as well as CBC and all its Zionists handlers. They are all racists, who if called out for their racism, immediately start screaming "anti-Semitism" at the very people who are the least racist on earth - non-Muslim, non-Arab supporters of justice for Palestinians are the diametric opposite of racists. The Zionists are the arch-racists.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Thank you Neil MacDonald

CBC actually published something decent on the Israel- Palestine situation;

Call me radical, but journalists should be able to pledge support for Palestinian journalists: Neil Macdonald

Apparently, though, taking such a position in Canada can damage our credibility, and should be avoided

Neil MacDonald reported on the unwillingness of other CBC journalists to publish criticism about Israel even when Israel is butchering their journalist colleagues. This has to be a low point for Canadian journalism, and MacDonald is bravely exposing it. 

He will be punished for this, to be sure. Israel is more afraid of the truth than of terrorists, so that makes MacDonald "Enemy Number one".

And Carol Off is a disgrace. She will prosper for her disgraceful behaviour in the halls of CBC.

CBC's "morality"

Today CBC quoted US Vice President in a headline saying US did the morally right thing in attacking Syria.

Does journalist ethics prevent CBC from providing a bit of context???

For example, the US has no right to be the world's policeman. This attack was a crime under international law. The US has done much worse than Assad over the last 70 years, literally killing millions of innocents in Vietnam and elsewhere and regularly using chemical weapons like Agent Orange.  

The Trump and his UN rep cried crocodile tears about the suffering Syrian children, but this was gross hypocrisy, because over the last few decades the US has killed tens of thousands of Arab children, poisoned them with depleted uranium in Iraq, and ruined their lives by destroying Iraq and Libya. Trump's hypocrisy is so blatant, that it deserves a comment by the media.

Apparently 40 were killed in Douma, but 30 have been killed by Israeli snipers in Gaza over the last two weeks., but no crocodile tears from Trump or Nikki Haley.

And certainly CBC would never, never, ever draw a link between these two events.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Forbidden Photo

Here's an image from events this week in Gaza that CBC will never publish. Heaven forbid!

Striking images from the last week of Gaza's Great March of Return

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

What are the "Rules of Engagement"?

CBC quoted Israeli authorities in a recent sub-heading saying Israel is OK because it follows the "rules of engagement". CBC never bothers to ask what these rules of engagement are? It just sounds good, that Israel is somehow being careful and "moral".

But today CBC reports that the Israeli Minister of Defence said that the sniper who shot across the border and killed an already wounded Palestinian man "deserves a decoration".

So doesn't this suggest what the rules of engagement are for Israel? If these rules are spelled out, they will not make Israel look good as CBC intends, but exactly the opposite -so that is why CBC never wishes to say what these rules are.

Of course the Israelis will never put the truth of their "rules" in writing - the term is only used for propaganda purposes, which CBC happily echoes.

CBC's Songsheet

Here is the song sheet employed by CBC in its reporting on Israel as described by Vijay Prasad:

If you are a Western journalist and you have to report from Gaza, the best thing to do is to treat the Palestinians as a threat.

Their bodies are weapons, their existence is dangerous. If a Palestinian is killed by an Israeli soldier, the most appropriate thing to do is to call it a "clash." Clashes take place when two armed forces confront each other.

Unarmed Palestinians are armed by the fact of their existence. If Israeli soldiers shoot to death 15 unarmed Palestinians, then the best way to tell that story is to say that "deadly clashes" took place in Gaza ("Deadly clashes in Gaza mark start of Palestinian campaign," March 31).

If you are a Western journalist and you have to report from Gaza, don't talk to any Palestinian officials. Talk only to the Israeli military and to the Israeli government. When the Israeli military says that the Palestinians began the "clash" with rocks and "burning tires," repeat that as the origin for the Israeli use of tear gas and live fire.

Don't bother to report what you have seen with your own eyes, or to watch videos on YouTube shot from both sides of the perimeter fence. No need to see that video of unarmed men kneeling down to prayer and then Israeli snipers picking them off one by one. Better to be a stenographer for the Israeli army than to be a journalist of the facts.

If you are a Western journalist and you have to report from Gaza, talk to a few Palestinians who say that they will never give up, that they "have nothing to lose." Offer no context for these statements, nothing to make these statements of futility make sense. Or to appear sympathetic.

If you are a Western journalist and you have to report from Gaza, don't ask the Palestinian political groups about the planned six weeks of unarmed protests at the perimeter fence. Don't bother to report that this is a peaceful protest, something that liberals have often demanded of the Palestinians. Don't bother to ask why the Palestinian leadership has urged people to be peaceful and why they have asked for this gathering at the fence.

Why mention that March 30 is the anniversary of the 1976 Land Day events in the Galilee, when Palestinians fought to defend their way of life in northern Israel?

Why mention that there is a politics at work here and not merely the instinct of an encaged people?