Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Nahlah Ayed - For shame!

CBC let a journalist of Palestinian origin, Nahlah Ayed, report on the Munich Conference, but they must have known beforehand what a quisling she is. Or perhaps they used her name but altered her report.

Painfully unproductive': Plenty of tension, and little progress on Mideast at Munich gathering

The article is decorated with two pictures of Netanyahu threatening Iran, and another of Iran's missiles. The main thrust of the article is echoing Netanyahu's absolutely ridiculous claim that Iran is the greatest threat to the world. This is so patently ridiculous, I cannot understand why it is getting so much echoing by CBC. And Nahlah Ayed especially should know better. For shame

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

CBC emphasizes the irrelevant

The headline stresses the fact that Abbas did not stay to listen to the US and Israeli speakers:

Palestinian president presents timeline for 2-state solution before walking out on talks

But the article does not make it clear that the words of the US and Israelis are irrelevant. They are the enemies of the Palestinians, and they do not want peace on any terms except a complete destruction of the Palestinians. Let them talk. Their words are meaningless - full of lies and threats, and designed to continue the destruction of Palestine.

What Abbas said is relevant - the UN and the world must do something because the USA and Israel will never do anything decent in the Middle East.

Why cannot CBC recognize this reality? The so-called US peace team is made top entirely of extremist Zionists. It is just a joke. Something only an ignoramus like Trump could think could be seen as credible. But apparently CBC is no better than Trump.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Munich Security Conference

I imagine many things were said at this conference, and hopeful some of them were even truthful. Perhaps the truth that the United States is the biggest threat to peace, and even to the survival of humanity, on the earth today. And the truth that Israel is the biggest threat to peace in the Middle East. Perhaps these things were said, and perhaps they were not. If they were not, then the conference was just a lot of useless hot air.

But CBC saw something worth reporting in this conference:

'Do not test Israel's resolve,' Netanyahu warns Iran at security conference

Netanyahu repeatedly threatens Iran and denounces Iran and all reasonable efforts to make nuclear agreements with Iran. This is not news. It is also not meaningful, because the only reality behind Netanyahu's ranting is his desire to deflect attention from Israel's brutal and criminal activities in Palestine.

It was particularly humorous when Netanyahu accused Iran of "brazenness". Talk about the pot calling the kettle black.

But really was nothing more truthful and meaningful and useful said at this conference than the untruthful, meaningless, and counterproductive verbal vomit of Netanyahu? 

When Netanyahu pontificates it is not news. It is boring old hat. And it is anti-peace.

Could CBC find nothing better than that to report on from this conference?

Sunday, February 4, 2018

CBC Doing Better

This article today was valuable. I had been wondering why it took CBC so long to recognize this story. Probably they did not want to do it, but it was too obvious and awkward for them to ignore it.

Meet 17-year-old Ahed Tamimi, the new face of Palestinian resistance

On balance the article is good, except it really did not need the inane input of Michael Oren with his ridiculous quote that Palestinians are trying to give Israel a bad image, not Israel itself with its crimes. According to Oren exposing the crimes is more reprehensible than the crimes themselves. 

Why would CBC even quote statements as wildly off-base like this? Is this an attempt at balance? Why does CBC need balance in this article? Would it seek balance in an article about Nazism and the Holocaust?