Friday, March 7, 2014

CBC News Priorities

There is very limited space in the CBC online news website for World News, so they show their priorities and prejudices by which articles they chose to include.
Over the past month there have been a variety of atrocities committed by Israel soldiers against Palestinians that have not been covered. One teenage stone-thrower was shot in the back as he ran away; another unarmed man was shot in the head as he moved too close to the Gaza border while working his farmland; and one of the most news-worthy unreported events is the recent willful crippling of two players on the Palestinian National Football Team at an Israeli checkpoint. The Israeli soldiers shot several bullets into their legs with an obvious intention to remove them forever from the soccer field. This matter is now being taken up by FIFA, which, if it has any integrity, will remove the Israeli team from the international playing field.
CBC did not think any of this was worth reporting; however these two articles appeared about 2 weeks apart:

Dozens of Anne Frank books vandalized in Tokyo

Israel donates Anne Frank books to Tokyo libraries

It is terrible that these books were vandalized, but how is that more news-worthy than crippling soccer players in order to destroy a national team?
I have lived in Japan over 12 years and anti-Semitism is a non-issue there. Who did this vandalism? Who knows, but I cannot imagine that it was done by a Japanese poerson? The obvious question is - Qui Bono? Who benefits? And the painful answer is only Zionists benefit. Highlighting acts of anti-Semitism, even if they have to do them themselves, is useful strategy for those who want to make Israel and Jews the perrenial "victims".
And isn't it convenient for the Zionists when a petty incident like damaging library books, in a far away place like Tokyo, gets such high priority coverage in CBC?

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Piracy is Good if it is Israeli

Israel: Naval raid seizes Gaza-bound Iranian arms

Why is the above news story worthy of mention? Why did the story not mention the fact that it was an act of piracy on the high seas? Why does the article take the claims of the Israeli Government at face value? Since when is this a credible source?
Where is the journalistic integrity in CBC? There is no proof that these weapons were bound for Gaza other than Israeli claims. This headline is typical of warmongering propaganda.  Make Israel look threatened, and make Iran and the Gaza people the villains. This is so far from any objective reality, it is criminally misleading. Why is CBC in the business of warmongering propaganda?
Israel is one of the world's top four exporters of military equipment (pver 7 billion dollars per year). At any given moment millions of dollars of Israel-made weapons (proudly tested in advance on defenceless Palestinians) are on ships at sea en route to foreign militaries that often use them against defenceless civilians. Why does CBC not make this a headline news item?
No, anything to make Iran look bad is news for CBC, even if it is not credible - like PM Harper's lies about Iran having stated a desire to actually use nuclear weapons, and stories like this one where the only source is the war-promoting Government of Israel.
Canadians who pay the cost of CBC deserve better than this.