Skip to comments.CBS Paints Anti-Israel Flotilla Activists As Nonviolent, Fails to Note Violent Coup By Hamas
Posted on 07/03/2011 12:49:21 PM PDT by Nachum
After showing an image of the sign "To Gaza with Love" from one of the boats of a flotilla planning to challenge the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip, Saturdays CBS Evening News showed a report highlighting the allegedly nonviolent intentions of American activists on board one of the ships - named "The Audacity of Hope" - without noting that, during last years anti-Israel flotilla trip, some activists attacked Israeli troops as they attempted to board. CBS correspondent Barry Peterson merely recounted that Israeli troops killed some of the activists without explaining why:
Last year, boats ran the blockade. Israeli commandos stormed one ship, killing nine. This time, politics was enough to have Greece ban any boats leaving in a new flotilla. Israel and Greece do more than half a billion dollars in trade, and Israel is planning a natural gas pipeline to Greece. The American activists knew getting to Gaza was a long shot, but still practiced to resist Israeli soldiers who might have boarded their ship.
A clip was shown of this years activists sitting on the floor as if planning to nonviolently resist Israeli troops.
And, as Peterson informed viewers that the terrorist group Hamass control of Gaza was the Israeli motivation behind the blockade, he incorrectly claimed that the blockade was imposed after Hamas won elections when, in reality, the blockade was imposed a year and a half after the elections when Hamas staged a violent coup against Fatah in Gaza in June 2007. The CBS correspondent also failed to explicitly state that the blockades purpose is to prevent the shipment of weapons to Hamas. Peterson: "The Israelis blockaded Gaza in 2007 after the terrorist group Hamas won elections, and Israel maintains tight control of its checkpoints as Egypt does from its side."
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When I glanced at the headline, I thought that the CBS editorial crew actually helped paint the terror-flotilla boats, to make them look all pretty.
If they are non-violent, what are they doing sticking their big noses into security matters like blockades? I suspect they are liars like all Socialists and Progressives.
No doubt they would have also call Auschwitz a “vacation spot”. When you HATE Jews as much as the media does, it becomes impossible to even fake being unbiased.
Sink one and see what the others do. If they continue, then sink them too.
I’d target the one with the New York Times reporter, to let them know that the human shield tactic won’t work.
CNN, ABC, CBS,
are all just a socialist mess.
is striving to be
the worst of the lot is my guess.