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.

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