Sunday, November 18, 2018

Most important country in the world

Israel is a tiny country with a tiny population, but of the 180 to 200 countries in the world, CBC treats Israel as one of the most newsworthy. Even very localized political developments are treated as headline news by CBC:

Netanyahu takes on defence post amid call for early Israeli election

If little Israel is so important, why does CBC not do a more balanced and informative job on reporting on the Israel/Palestine situation? 

CBC reports on Israel as if it is the Israeli Broadcast Corporation, not the Canadian Broadcast Corporation. CBC thinks Israel is so important to Canadians. It is as if CBC thinks that Canadians and Israelis are interchangeable. And of course this explains why CBC always reports on the Middle East from a strong Zionist perspective. After all for CBC, to be a Canadian is the same as being a Zionist. 

Go figure! Where does this come from?

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Lying with Facts

CBC continually tries to pretend that there is some form of equality of firepower between Israel and Palestinians, or even tries to pretend that Palestinians are bigger and therefore a terrible threat, as in the following today:

"Palestinian militants had fired 460 rockets and mortars into Israel in a 24-hour period, while the Israeli military carried out airstrikes on 160 Gaza targets. Seven Palestinians, including five militants, were killed. In Israel, one person was killed in a rocket strike and three were critically wounded."

The truth is that Israel is a thousand times stronger and the Palestinians are almost helpless.

Somehow it is an unbearable travesty when one Israeli is killed, but later in the article there is virtually a throw-away line about a 20-year old Palestinian fisherman being killed on the beach near the border. Killing unarmed, helpless Palestinians is so routine, even when butchered in cold blood, it is only worth a throw-away line.

Monday, November 12, 2018

As if they were comparable

The CBC headline:

Israel, Hamas trade heavy fire after deadly Gaza incursion

This headline implies that the firepower on each side is comparable. This is a lie. They are not even slightly comparable. Israel's firepower is a thousand times greater than that of the Gaza people, who have no Iron Dome like Israel to protect them.

CBC knows is misrepresenting reality. It is intentional. It is part of a decades long campaign to make sure Canadians do not understand the Israel/Palestine reality.

Also notice in the article how CBC describes the injured Israelis in detail, but as for killed Palestinians, it is satisfied to say they were "mostly" militants. There is no need to provide any details about the civilians that were killed by Israel. Also why call them "militants" - they are freedom fighters.

CBC likes to quote the IDF tweets where the word "terror" is used in a ridiculous fashion. Everything the Palestinians do is "terror", even throwing stones, but everything israel does is legitimate "self-defence". This is turning reality upside-down, and CBC regularly echoes it.