Skip to comments.Bauer: Major TV Networks Boycotted 'Hospital Bomber' Story
Posted on 06/22/2005 12:04:28 PM PDT by IAF ThunderPilot
Despite the distribution of a video of the Arab suicide bomber who intended to blow up a hospital by the IDF, nearly all foreign news agencies chose to boycott the story altogether.
An outraged former undersecretary to US President Ronald Reagan and candidate for Republican Presidential nominee, Gary Bauer wrote a scathing critique of the world medias decision to avoid the story.
Excerpts from Bauers letter:
If you don't get the Fox News Channel then you didn't see any of the dramatic footage of the Israeli army's arrest yesterday of a 21-year old, female Palestinian homicide-bomber, strapped with 25 pounds of high-explosives, just moments before she was to commit mass-murder by detonating herself inside an Israeli hospital. No other television network featured the story.
Utterly ignoring the extraordinary video of the homicide-bomber's arrest, both the BBC and CNN focused extensively on how much damage Israel's early morning arrest - for which there was no video - of 55 Fatah and Islamic Jihad terrorists, described by CNN as Palestinian activists, would cause to today's scheduled summit meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Sharon and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
That only one network would air incredible footage of the seizure of a ticking human-bomb, just moments before she tried to murder hospital patients, means this story was not simply ignored by the mainstream media - it was boycotted by the mainstream media. Since nearly every aspect of this remarkable story contradicts everything the mainstream media has been trying to tell us about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, they just opted for the easiest way to handle it - denying it ever happened.
Ignoring the story meant the networks didn't need to tell viewers that yesterday's homicide-bomber was not dispatched by terrorists of Islamic Jihad or Hamas, groups opposed to President Abbas, but was in fact working for the Al Aksa Martyrs Brigade, which is controlled by the political party Fatah, whose chairman is none other than President Abbas himself!
Ignoring the story meant not having to reveal that the would-be-murderer had been traveling regularly to Israel for years on a valid medical pass, which granted the woman free treatment for burns she received in a home cooking accident, and was thus ruthlessly exploited by depraved terrorists whose shameless capacity to cynically manipulate goodness, in their pursuit of murder and death, knows no bounds.
Ignoring the story meant not having to cover comments the female-terrorist made in a rare army supervised press conference in which she revealed what her mission was and who sent her. "I believe in death," she said on Israeli TV. "All my life I have been preparing to be a martyr. Mother, please forgive me for failing in [my] mission." Sentiments not exactly consistent with the line long peddled by the liberal media, and more recently even by the Bush administration, that Israel is the obstacle to "peace."
Someone didn't get the memo that Jews control the media.
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It's a secret. This is TROP, you know.
Any link to a source would be welcome.
Really. Everytime I hear "the Jews control the media" stuff, I crack up inside; if that was true, then the only stories in the mainstream media, TV, press, etc., would be 10000% support for Israel. Quite the opposite is true, the mainstream media falls all over itself to trash the USA and Israel.
Where's the video?
Good for Gary Bauer. Righteous Christian friend of Israel
Who will claim the media coverage is fair and balanced? Neil Gabler and Howard Kurz.
I didn't catch any mention of a hospital in that. I had thought they caught her walking into the hospital, looks like they got her at the crossing. Good job, IDF.
Perhaps she was heading for the hospital, but when they stopped her at the checkpoint, she decided, or was briefed, to blow herself up there.
I hope she's singing like an onager.
Why did even most American media ignore this? Why?
Watch the video. If they'd covered it, the story would have been the abuse heaped on the poor palestinian girl who only wanted to visit her doctor.
They'd skip the part about killing the doctor, his nurses, and anyone else in range.
It'll probably be on Oprah next week.
NBC Evening News ran the story.
It was all very sad.
They showed the hospital as a sterile place without any real emotion of the horror that might have occurred. They interviewed the Israeli doctor who has been treating her. He said that those previous treatment likely saved her life. He laughed at the fact of the irony that she was now attempting to kill him.
The only emotion the viewer is left with is sadness at this poor misguided women and her future.
"Palestinians" are always the victims even as they attempt to blow up the Israeli hospital that saves their life.
From what I've gathered from other forums, the liberals see the palestinians as "indigenous" to the land.
I've also seen a lot of democrats on other forums that use the online wikipedia encyclopedia to get their information. So, I did a search at wikipedia for Arab Jews and actually got a match:
This article deals with those Jewish communities indigenous to the Middle East
Of course that article didn't satisfy liberals definition of indigenous because they still maintain that the Jews in Israel are on palestinian land.
I hope more people who have some knowledge submit articles or edit things at the popular wikipedia site. I found an article on Iran-Contra there, but I never found any article about the Iran-Bosnia arms deal which Clinton's administration had to be involved in.
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