Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Miscellaneous Thoughts

A) CBC actually has a reporter of Palestinian origin, Naylah Ayad. Today she is reporting on the coming referendum in Scotland. Here is someone who is able to see through the Zionist narrative and present a Palestinian perspective, which other CBC reporters seem totally incapable of doing. Why is she reporting on Scotland?

B) CBC is proud that they show their objectivity by not calling all Hamas fighters, "terrorists". CBC would not, of course, use the words "freedom fighters", but compromises by calling them "militants." This is fine as far as it goes, but look how often CBC quotes Israeli sources using the words "terrorists" to describe their enemy. Is CBC being disingenuous here - refraining from saying it themselves, but making sure the propaganda message gets across by frequently quoting Israelis using the word "terrorist."?

Here is an example, but there are dozens of them in earlier weeks, from August 26th:

In an email message to The Associated Press, military spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner said the strikes were "a direct result to Hamas' decision to situate their terrorist infrastructure within the civilian sphere including schools, hospitals and highrise buildings."

Retired Israeli air force brigadier general Shlomo Brom, now a fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv, said he was doubtful that the highrise structures had been targeted solely because of their middle-class makeups.

"I have no doubt that these buildings were hit primarily because they contained offices or other facilities that belonged to Hamas," he said.

CBC does not bother to clarify that Hamas is the elected government of Palestine, and has been active in providing social services to the suffering citizens of the territory, and that the "infrastructure" the Israelis are attacking is the infrastructure of the Gaza Government. Nice touch, CBC, to let an Israeli describe it as "terrorist infrastructure." That makes it OK to destroy the government infrastructure of the territory, doesn't it?

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