Skip to comments.Why is the Media Neglecting Israelís Side of the Flotilla Attack?
Posted on 06/01/2010 12:17:42 PM PDT by blog.Eyeblast.tv
The Gaza Freedom Flotilla set sail last week for the Hamas-controlled Gaza region, claiming to be carrying humanitarian aid. Israeli Navy ships requested late Sunday night that the activists change course from Gaza to Ashdod, where they would be able to unload their aid material, which would then be transferred over land to Gaza after undergoing security inspections.
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Who knows? Maybe the media are a bunch of left wing, liberal socialist, pinko commie geeks.
The same reason they called the legal ousting of a president a “coup” and reported Hugo Chavez’s propaganda instead.
The same reason the media (Al Reuters et al) fabricated images of “Israeli bombing damage” several years ago.
Because the media doesn’t care about truth? (Do I win a prize?)
A known Terrorist group organizes a “flotilla” to gang-run a blockade and the press can’t figure out why Israel has a problem with it.... Geez
Goes without saying that legitimate Aid Relief flows into Gaza everyday. Press acts like this is the only way to get “food” to Gaza. Which is ridiculous and untrue.
Israel has a side??
ummm....because like their butt buddies the Left...they hate Israel.
No more or less than that.
Because it’s ISRAEL’S side... duh.
Simple. Media loves Obama, and Obama hates Jews.
Because 90+ percent of them are Leftists and Leftists are inherently anti-Semitic?
Yet Jews play a prominent role in the media, all the way up through the chain of command.
Becuzz they are on OZero’s side.
HE is on the Muzzie side.
So....so are MSM.
What’s so hard about that?
If I had the stomach for it (which I don’t), I’d take a look at some “palaeo” nutjob hangout like “Original Dissent” and see how they spin this as “Zionist control of the media.”
“Because 90+ percent of them are Leftists and Leftists are inherently anti-Semitic?”
Therein lies the conundrum: Many of these leftists are Jewish themselves.
Mostly the secular ones. It’s a problem both within Israel and without.
Cause they don’t wanna hear the truth. Does not fit their agenda.
Huh.. Did you know that the same group that sponsors these “flotillas” is the same group that sponsored the “Millenium Bomber”? You didn’t? ABCCBSNBCCNNNYTIMES never mentioned it? Huh...
Because it’s politically incorrect to give Israel’s side more than a moment’s comment. It’s like in the old South, where someone taking a Black’s side was called a n***ger-lover. Nowadays, a reporter doesn’t want to be labeled a Jew-lover.
Doesn’t fit the template.
Yeah, anti-semitic isn’t quite accurate, in fact I think it is a false premise. It has more to do with being unpatriotic and godless - The former precludes the lefties ability to understand patriotism of others (in this case Israel) and the sovereign right of Israel to defend itself from being destroyed. The latter dims their understanding of the simple fact that Judeo-Christian values are all encompassing and worth fighting for whatever the cost, instead of the evil Islamic menace that we are up against.
I have seen a lot of self-loathing among the Jews, especially those from the NE US where journalists are known to congregate. I am not sure where it comes from. I am going to guess it has to do with upbringing.
Have I not read that mideast/ Saudi investors have a big ownership stake in some of the major media outlets? If so, it would make sense that these sources would never give Israel a fair shake on news coverage.
What’s your point?
Why is the Media Neglecting Israels Side of the Flotilla Attack?
The general MSM description of the Israeli Special Forces work as
an “assault” or “attack” has been jaw-dropping.
Well, not for me, but surely for some supporters of Israel here in the USA.
The muted comments of The White House probably show that The Anointed One
(aka Messiah) is listening to some of the few rational remarks from
Rahm-Bo seeing how about 60% of Americans support Israel (and understand
the WorldWide Islamic Jihad).
Come on, that’s too easy. The Democrat Ministry of Propaganda does what Obama expects them to do; and he’s attempting to cultivate the Arabs.
The MSM is anti-Semite and pro-Islamic Terrorist....that is why they refuse to cover Israel’s side of the story
I’ll leave it to you to explain the dynamics of this. But fact are facts.
Interesting point re the anti-patriotism. I think you’re on to something there.
But isn’t “godless” an oxymoron when discussing a religion?
That Jews are hugely over represented in the media business.
Actually, the burden is on people like you to explain why the "Zionist" media is against Zionism.
How would I know? I’m not a Jew, and I frankly do not understand their apparent support for their enemies.
So it is not a myth that they largely control that industry.
Completly and willingly egnoring that Israel was within their rights.
67. Merchant vessels flying the flag of neutral States may not be attacked unless they:
(a) are believed on reasonable grounds to be carrying contraband or BREACHING A BLOCKADE, and after prior warning they intentionally and clearly refuse to stop, or intentionally and clearly resist visit, search or capture;
(b) engage in belligerent acts on behalf of the enemy;
(c) act as auxiliaries to the enemy s armed forces;
(d) are incorporated into or assist the enemy s intelligence system;
(e) sail under convoy of enemy warships or military aircraft; or
(f) otherwise make an effective contribution to the enemy s military action, e.g., by carrying military materials, and it is not feasible for the attacking forces to first place passengers and crew in a place of safety. Unless circumstances do not permit, they are to be given a warning, so that they can re-route, off-load, or take other precautions.
“But isnt godless an oxymoron when discussing a religion?”
Ah! I distinguish between ‘born to a religion’ and being religious - so the notion of ‘Jewish’ is interpreted as being born as one rather than being a practicing one and the distinction becomes clear. Of course, this definition makes almost everyone in America a Christian, which is understandably questionable. The atheists, agnostics and assorted riffraff obviously do not qualify as one irrespective of their religion of birth. Or perhaps I am rambling and you were being merely rhetorical?
Thanks!Thats enlightening.... I was under the assumption that Israel was in violation of international law when they boarded the ‘peace-activists’ but apparently not! Should be a useful riposte to some of the lefties that surround me at work (some of them , lo and behold.... jewish). It would be instructive to delve into the precise legalities though, because I don’t quite why Israel isn’t using this argument more forcefully.