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2 years ago  ::  Oct 31, 2011 - 8:03PM #11
rangerken
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There are lots of us non-jews who understand, JAstor. It's just that the fellow travelers and useful idiots with Hamas are more often found someplace spewing their viciousness.


Ken

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2 years ago  ::  Oct 31, 2011 - 8:18PM #12
JAstor
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Oct 31, 2011 -- 8:03PM, rangerken wrote:


There are lots of us non-jews who understand, JAstor. It's just that the fellow travelers and useful idiots with Hamas are more often found someplace spewing their viciousness.


Ken




I obviously didn't mean you, Ken, and I'm well aware that there are others, and even many who may not be aware would be outraged if they really realized what was going on. But the fact is that it is so pervasive. I mean we're talking about the BBC, the NY Times, APF and all the other big names. They can't get the word "terrorist" out of their throats. I'm even willing to believe that the author of the headline who said the truce is holding even as he wrote that Hamas fired more missiles into Israel might not have realized how ridiculous his statement was. On the other hand, maybe he did realize it; and his supervisor certainly did. The point is that the disinformation is so pervasive, and so tilted against Israel, and/or so downplaying of Islamist evil, that most Americans it seems to me are blind to it. They have no clue. 

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2 years ago  ::  Oct 31, 2011 - 8:49PM #13
Shusha
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JAstor,


I work with abused women and have had many opportunities to watch the abusers.  So I recognize it for what it is.  (And besides, one day when I work up the courage and have the time to do the intensive studying I need to to, I hope to join the family.)



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2 years ago  ::  May 04, 2012 - 7:16AM #14
JAstor
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From Honest Reporting:






CBS Exposed: Bob Simon’s “Theatrical Outrage”


Thousands of concerned individuals have already written to CBS to express their disgust at Bob Simon’s report on Christians in the Holy Land on CBS’s 60 Minutes.

It’s not too late to add your voice and let CBS know what you think. Particularly when you see below how Bob Simon’s outrage at Ambassador Michael Oren has been exposed as nothing more than a cynical ploy.


When reporter Bob Simon interviewed Ambassador Michael Oren, Simon’s outrage — that the ambassador sought to intervene in the 60 Minutes piece on Christians in the Holy Land — was sharp.


Turns out Simon was more theatrical than we realized. BuzzFeed obtained a copy of a letter Simon sent Oren politely inviting Oren to share his views on the status of Christians in the Holy Land — was courteously acknowledged by the ambassador.


“We didn’t realize it would become so controversial,” Simon said in his introduction to the story, which featured an on-air clash between him and Oren. “I’ve never gotten a reaction before from a story that hasn’t been broadcast yet,” Simon told the ambassador during the segment.


But Simon’s apparent shock — and high dudgeon — at Oren’s conduct were nowhere to be found in a letter he wrote the ambassador before the taping, and which was provided to BuzzFeed by a political operative not party to the dispute who said he shared it because he thought it illustrated CBS doubletalk.


“Fortunately, we are still in the process of reporting the story, so [CBS News Chairman Jeff] Fager and I want to give you an opportunity to express your views and correct any misrepresentations or omissions which you apparently believe might have occurred,” Simon wrote, in a courteous missive on personalized “60 Minutes” letterhead, dated January 4. “Thank you and best wishes.”


Oren responded to Simon on January 11 with an equally courteous letter, saying he was “indeed concerned” about the planned segment and that he would like to “respond to the allegations raised” once he knew what they were.


All this is fairly common in the dance between reporters and sources. It’s not unusual for reporters to seek difficult interviews with innocuous correspondence. Less common is the theatrical outrage Simon expressed on air, but not in the letter, at Oren’s interest in shaping a story about his country.




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