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Monday, February 04, 2008

Israel Radio avoids broadcasting the Knesset session on Winograd

Israel Radio - which is owned by the government and often exploited for political purposes - is not broadcasting the special session of the Knesset in which Prime Minister Ehud K. Olmert is being lambasted for the behavior disclosed by the Winograd Committee. Instead, its 'news station' is preserving Olmert's dignity by broadcasting a basketball doubleheader, the quarterfinals of the 'national league' (not the more prestigious Euroleague), beginning at 6:15 PM (ten minutes ago) and running until about 10:45 PM. Thus Israel Television's nightly news magazine (if there is one tonight at all) will not be on radio, and anyone who goes to sleep before 11:00 will hear only chosen snippets of the Knesset session.

I'm sure it's just a coincidence.


Update 10:35 PM

In the end, part of the session was broadcast. But there was no television news magazine on the radio.


At 7:52 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

The Hebrew media hasn't reported anything. I'm sure its coincidence that the Winograd plenum is not going to be covered live.

The Left has its reasons (for now) for making sure Ehud Olmert stays "protected" until his usefulness to them comes to an end.

At 10:11 PM, Blogger J. Lichty said...

How could I have guessed that Israel has an even more biased version of NPR and the BBC. We are our own worst enemies.


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