Friday, July 29, 2016

For CBC and Zionists: Resistance to oppression = violence/terrorism

Nadia Shoufani, a teacher in Ontario, gave a talk in which she urged Palestinians to "resist" Israeli oppression, including advocating support for the non-violent BDS campaign.

School board investigates Mississauga teacher after speech at pro-Palestinian rally

B'nai Brith's phony Human Rights group filed a formal compolaint that she was advocatinbg violence and terrorism and should not be allowed to teach children. 

CBC repeated this ridiculous assertion from this ridiculous organization (calling itself an advocate of human rights but fighting against Palestinian rights) without pointing out the absurdity of it all.

Just par for the course for CBC.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

CBC - Lopsided Coverage

A few days ago CBC had a headline quoting Israeli sources (as usual CBC thinks Israel is the fount of all knowledge) that Facebook was a "monster" because it inspired Palestinians to resist Israeli oppression - somehow Facebook was the problem, not the oppression. Typical Israeli nonsense being echoed by CBC.

CBC thought this nonsense was BIG NEWS worth reporting in a bold headline.

But CBC has not reported the plight of Dareen Tatour, a Palestinian woman who was pulled out of her bed at 3:00 am in the morning in her pajamas by Israeli police without a warrant, and imprisoned for 20 days before being advised that her crime was POETRY of resistance posted on Facebook.

What is monstrous here - Facebook or the Israeli Government?

Intellectuals from around the world, including Canada, have protested this action by Israel, as in the following:

Over 150 renowned writers, poets, translators, artists and literary figures signed an open letter in solidarity with Palestinian poet Dareen Tatour. Susan Abulhawa, Rae Armantrout, Carl Dennis, Dave Eggers, Carolyn Forché, Jorie Graham, Naomi Klein, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Naomi Shihab Nye, Claudia Rankine, Tracy K Smith, Natasha Trethewey, Ayelet Waldman, Alice Walker and Jacqueline Woodson were among the award-winning literary figures who joined the call for the immediate release of the Palestinian poet who was imprisoned for her poetry.

- See more at:

But CBC does not deem this news worthy. I believe Canadians are decent people who will be sympathetic to the suffering of Ms Tatour, but CBC is not decent in hiding this story from Canadians.

CBC motto : Eretz Zion Uber Alles - protect Israel always - journalistic integrity be damned.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

CBC Diligent in Wrong Way

Previously when Stephen Harper said the most obviously lying things about Iran, CBC reported his words and never dug any deeper. This was when Harper said that leaders in Iran had expressed the desire to USE nuclear weapons. No government has ever done that. When I asked the PM's Office to provide a citation for this claim, several times, they simply ignored my queries - because it was a bald-faced war-mongering lie, and there was no citation. Why didn't CBC investigate this, instead of just repeating it?

But here is where CBC gets diligent:

How many Canadians are jailed in Iran? The government won't say

Certainly there are problems with Iran's human rights, but it is unbalanced to be digging up dirt on Iran while allowing lies about Iran to go unchallenged.

Sounds like Israel's approach.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Just the facts - skip the bullshit

Although it has nothing to do with the Middle East, this headline does not serve Canadians.

Canadian-led battle group will deploy to Latvia, part of NATO move to deter Russia

"deter Russia"??? Bullshit! It is to provoke Russia, or constrain Russia, or insult Russia. It is a part of US Foreign Policy that Canada should repudiate; not bless and participate in.

Why does CBC feel it is necessary to publish propaganda - especially war-mongering propaganda? 

Why can't they just state the facts (that Canadian troops are being deployed) without wrapping them up in the bullshit?

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Who is the "Monster"

CBC has this silly headline today - again as always quoting Israeli government sources as if they have an credibility and make any sense.

Palestinian posts make Facebook a 'monster,' Israeli minister says

Social media giant accused of not doing enough to remove posts that Israel says incite violence

Any intelligent observer knows it is the Israeli Government which is the "monster" - wantonly killing Palestinians on an almost daily basis; very few of which killings are reported by CBC.

What Israel wants is to shut down information. Facebook and the Internet are the bane of Israel's propaganda apparatus. They have full control over media like CBC, and want to control the Internet as well. This is the salient news here.

Incidentally as for "incitement", the Israeli Government is just as keen as inciting anti-Palestinian hatred, but CBC will never mention that. 

For example, Netanyahu recently released this (a video showing a blood-stained room):

What is the purpose of this Netanyahu video? What more does the world need to know about this terrible event? Why is he showing us her gruesome bloodstained room? Why are we hearing about her teddy bear?

Is Israel under siege by child killers– so this is a call for Interpol or FBI help? No that's not whats happening here.

Netanyahu is "interpreting" one isolated event for the world, talking about one Palestinian killing one girl, and deriving a political lesson. Let's see what he has to say.

This morning a terrorist sneaked into the bedroom of a 13-year-old girl, Hallel-Yaffa Ariel.He murdered young Hallel in cold blood. A picture of her blood stained room is almost too hard to see. There's a teddy bear still on her bed, a red beanbag chair, some pictures on the wall, shoes tightly packed in a bin next to her bunk bed.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Eie Wiesel has died at 87

It is not surprising that CBC had a top headline on this fact.

But it is also not surprising to see that CBC failed to mention that Wiesel was exactly the opposite of a "humanitarian" when it came to Palestinians. 

When it came to Palestinians he was no better that the racists and militarists that he claimed to denounce.

CBC only had this to say:

In awarding the Peace Prize in 1986, the Nobel Committee praised Wiesel as a "messenger to mankind" and "one of the most important spiritual leaders and guides in an age when violence, repression and racism continue to characterize the world."

However the fact is that Wiesel made it clear that he would not criticize Jews. In his view when Jews commit massacres like Dier Yassien, of which he was fully aware, it was OK. He also published and broadcast numerous Zionist lies, and was as Norman Finkelstein noted, the virtual architect of the Holocaust Industry which asserts that because Jews suffered the Holocaust they deserve a free pass for all the human rights abuses they commit.

It seems Wiesel had great suffering in his personal life, but the salient fact is that it did not teach him to avoid espousing the same kinds of violence and racism of his tormentors. This failure is not a small flaw. Knowing the suffering of the abused, his willingness to support and promote the suffering of the Palestinians makes him a supremely flawed person, not perhaps deserving the honours that Zionists bestow on him and expect the rest of the world to echo.

But CBC would never say this.