Archive for November 15, 2012

Fox News on Gaza

If Israeli bombs are not incinerating children in Gaza, one would have found Fox News coverage of Gaza to be rather comical.  The correspondent today was trying hard to transmit a fake sense of panic among all Israelis.  He was screaming: mis…

Posted on November 15, 2012 by As'ad

The only courageous American journalist?

“Meanwhile, most US media outlets are petrified of straying too far from pro-Israel orthodoxies. Time’s Middle East correspondent Rania Abouzeid noted this morning on Twitter the typical template: “Just read report in major US paper about Gaza/Israe…

Posted on November 15, 2012 by As'ad

Uneasy lies the empty head in Jordan

“”I view the king the same as [former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and his fate will be the same,” said Zaid Najdawi, a criminal attorney.Beside him walked his friend, Khalid Frehat, a computer science professor, who was carrying a framed loa…

Posted on November 15, 2012 by As'ad

Can we have aerial videos of Israel incineration of children, please?

“Israel Defense Forces released black and white aerial video of the strike on Jabari’s car…”

Posted on November 15, 2012 by As'ad

New York Times standards

“The group made no mention of the Palestinian rocket fire…” Oh, do Israeli statements make mention of Israeli rocket and jet and navy fire and do you note that when you report their statements?

Posted on November 15, 2012 by As'ad

How Hamas is described

This is how Hamas is described in the New York Times:  “Hamas, the militant organization regarded by Israel as a terrorist group sworn to its destruction…” Fine, but why not describe Israel as “the militant entity regarded by Arabs as a terroris…

Posted on November 15, 2012 by As'ad

Hamas-run children are dead

“Five other civilians, including a baby and a 7-year-old girl, have been killed in Gaza since the operation began and at least 70 have been wounded, according to the Hamas-run Health Ministry in Gaza.”  So Hamas-run children were killed by Israe…

Posted on November 15, 2012 by As'ad

Two pictures in the New York Times

My hard copy edition of the New York Times had two pictures about Gaza: one for the car of a Palestinian “terrorist” and another for Israelis in a bomb shelter.

Posted on November 15, 2012 by As'ad

Fares Akram

There is nothing that Fares Akram of the New York Times would not do for his Zionist bosses.  I am certain that–if so ordered–he would shine the shoes of Israeli soldiers.  I have no doubts whatsoever.

Posted on November 15, 2012 by As'ad

How US media reprot protests in Syria versus protests in Jordan: protesters with missiles and tanks in Syria are peaceful and protesters in Jordan who burn tires are violent

This is the New York Times on Jordan:  “The demonstrations were the most aggressive in this politically fragile and strategically critical ally of the United States…The demonstration began peacefully, but after a few hours protesters threw rocks…

Posted on November 15, 2012 by As'ad

Petraeus

“Accustomed to being a demigod, expert at polishing his own celebrity and swaying public opinion, Petraeus did not accept the new president’s desire to head for the nearest exit ramp on Afghanistan in 2009. The general began lobbying for a surge i…

Posted on November 15, 2012 by As'ad

BBC on Gaza

Khodor sent me this:  “This is from the main article on Gaza:Firstly look at the title,”Gaza rocket fire kills three Israelis, violence escalates”. There was title yesterday saying 11 Palestinians (not sure about the number) were killed. They do…

Posted on November 15, 2012 by As'ad

Haytham Al-Manna` criticizes the Syrian Natioanl Coalition

Akram kindly translated the article from As-Safir of the article by Haytham Al-Manna`:”Following is the translation of the latest piece of Haytham Manna’a published in Assafir. Please revise before publishing [did not have time to revise, unfortunatel…

Posted on November 15, 2012 by As'ad

Al-Mayadin

Despite my critical comments about Al-Mayadin TV’s coverage of Syria, it has been excellent yesterday in covering Gaza.  But now, they are hosting a clerical kook who is vomiting hate against the Jews in history.  The Palestinian cause is not…

Posted on November 15, 2012 by As'ad

Arab regimes

As usual when it comes to the suffering of the Palestinians there is no difference between Arab regimes.  The Saudi regime is as lousy as the Syrian regime. 

Posted on November 15, 2012 by As'ad

First on Twitter

Nadia sent me this:  “Apparently, declaring war against an indigenous civilian population is not against twitter’s rules of conduct/speech. I am as cynical as I am Palestinian but this is too much”.

Posted on November 15, 2012 by As'ad

What Egyptian billionaires’ media are worried about

Osama sent me this:  “It’s funny how almasryalyoum.com website is running a poll on whether Egyptians support banning porn websites or not despite what’s happening in gaza.  Hahaha”.

Posted on November 15, 2012 by As'ad

Live feed from Gaza

Brian sent me this:  “The following is the live feed from a documentary filmmaker from the UK:”

Posted on November 15, 2012 by As'ad

More on the Susie Linfield: the Zionist reviewer for the Nation magazine

Khelil sent me this:  “After reading your review of Susie Linfield’s review of Halliday I went to the The Nation and saw that she teaches at NYU (my grad school). I did some research: She’s worse than I (and maybe you) thought. Here she conce…

Posted on November 15, 2012 by As'ad

For Obama supporters among you

“”Within hours of the ceasefire collapsing, the Obama Administration was loudly cheering the attack, insisting Israel has a “right” to launch such attacks as part of its “self-defense” and condemning Hamas for retaliatory rocket fire.”"

Posted on November 15, 2012 by As'ad