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Sunday, January 04, 2009

CNN continues to support Hamas

Noah Pollak tears apart some 'statistics' cited by CNN's Christiane Amanpour (Hat Tip: Memeorandum).
On CNN a few moments ago, Christiane Amanpour, in the midst of an otherwise completely warped report on the Gaza war, said that over the past year only two Israelis were killed by Hamas rocket fire. Her point in the segment was to insinuate that Israel is overreacting to Hamas attacks that have been largely harmless. In order to do that, she had to abstain from mentioning important facts and context, such as that Hamas’ attacks in 2008 more than doubled — to 3,278 — from the 2007 number. And this figures in the six-month “lull” period, during which “only” around 100 rockets were fired.
By the way, eight Israelis were killed by rocket attacks in 2008, and dozens more sustained injuries and/or property damage. But don't expect CNN to tell you that.

Read the whole thing.


At 8:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Christiane Amanpour...I remember her. She did that horribly biased "God's Warriors" series, right? What a woman. /sarc.

At 8:38 AM, Blogger yma said...

This comes as no surprise.
It has become more and more obvious that female 'reporters', especially those from al-Beeb (I'm sooo stealing that expression!) have swallowed the Hamas propaganda hook, line and sinker - for years.
They are more into emoting about the suffering of the innocent - as long as these innocents are Palestinians, Israelis don't suffer!! - than about reporting the facts as they are.
Its a pity that they have infested their young male colleagues with this as well.

And I'm not a chauvinist male ...

At 8:39 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

CNN won't tell viewers the context of Israel's operation and why Israel is doing it. It even expresses disappointment with the U.S government having blocked the UN from a statement calling for a phony ceasefire. But expecting the truth from the MSM on what's really happening with Gaza is is something that's not going to be presented - and its part of what Israel is up against now.

At 8:56 AM, Blogger Naftali2 said...

Don Lemon left her in the dust. He was anchoring, doing an interview with someone from the Israeli perspective (that's another issue right there, the idea of perspectives rather than truth), and the guy says to Lemon, the situation is like a nearby country shooting rockets into the US--of course there has to be a response. Lemon replies, "That's not entirely clear." And Lemon didn't mean that the gentleman was making some obtuse point.

At 9:03 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

Naftali - no other country in the world would have put up with for one second what Israel has put up with for years. The Israeli representative should have reminded his CNN interviewer that Israel is perfectly within its rights to flatten Gaza from one end to the other - something I would have done since I don't believe its worth the life of even one Israeli soldier sent in there. Then again, Israel doesn't have a Sir Arthur Harris on hand to do what really needs to be done.

At 10:37 AM, Blogger Naftali2 said...

Hey Norman,

That's the weird/biased thing. I'm not sure the representative was Israeli, just someone filling in the 'other side' slot. But when Lemon said he wasn't sure the US would respond to such an attack--they can't hear you when you yell at the TV, can they? ;-)


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