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CNN Continues Horrendous Reporting of Israel-Hamas Conflict

November 14, 2012 7:24 pm 10 comments

CNN center newsroom. Photo: Altair78.

The recent conflict between Israel and Hamas came to a head Wednesday when the IDF confirmed it had killed Ahmed Jabari, commander of Hamas’s military wing, al-Qassam Brigades. On the Israeli side no tears were shed. This was a man who had terrorized Israeli citizens for at least the last decade. More rockets were fired indiscriminately from Gaza in response, and Israel went on the offensive, attacking terrorist targets from air and sea. Yet, if you looked at the below tweet from CNN International, you would be hard pressed to conclude that a complex series of events had led to the current state of affairs.

It is so one-sided, it is so poorly framed, that one would be tempted to excuse CNN; perhaps the 140 character limit had simply been met. But on further review they had only used 50 of their allotted 140 characters. Plenty of room still to balance the story. Or perhaps somewhere on their twitter feed they had made mention of the fact that four more rockets had landed in southern Israel just this morning? Nope, no mention of it. Or that 50 had been fired into Israel Wednesday night alone. Nope, no mention of it. What they did mention was a slideshow of photos depicting Gaza residents only 2 hours after the aforementioned tweet:

By the way, this slideshow made it into the lead story on CNN.com, a lead story that conveniently buried half way down the page the fact that the Iron Dome defense system had intercepted 17 rockets already today and that at least 130 rockets had been fired indiscriminately into Israel since Saturday. Oh, and it simply ignored the 50 rockets lobbed at Israel today.

The French writer Emile Zola wrote a famous letter, J’accuse, in 1898 in which he accused the French Government of unlawfully jailing the Jewish Army General Staff officer Alfred Dreyfuss for espionage. Though eventually exonerated, at the time there were at least a few questions as to Dreyfuss’s guilt. What to say, then, when the evidence is so blatantly obvious?

10 Comments

  • My brother suggested I would possibly like this blog. He was once totally right. This submit truly made my day. You can not imagine just how so much time I had spent for this information! Thank you!

  • IT IS RIDICULOUS TO make do with targeted attacks, containment, and low-intensity conflict until peace is brought about by negotiations with the terrorists. We tried that in Judea and Samaria prior to Operation Defensive Shield, practicing restraint and waiting for a whole year while an unprecedented wave of terrorism engulfed the country .rabbi dr. bernhard rosenberg

  • : http://www.jewishpress.com/sections/special-features/israel-at-war-operation-amud-anan/hamas-killed-the-baby-egyptian-fm-kissed-the-dead-baby-cnn-blamed-israel/2012/11/18/

    Hamas Killed the Baby, Egyptian FM Kissed the Dead Baby, CNN Blamed Israel RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG , FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT ISRAEL ADVOCACY TASK FORCE

  • I read a letter from a father to a soldier to my congregants friday night and Saturday since I have different groups and I emailed the letter before Shabbat for them to think about it. We had an amazing discussion at both services.. A number of the NON ORTHODOX RABBIS found it convenient to embarass me publicly. for sharing it with them on a rabbinical site. See THE LETTER IN THE Jewish Press. It cautions the son to be careful not to put his life on the line and die because he is overcautious about harming civilians. This is war and people on both sides dies, unfortunately that includes children. We need a cease fire immediately for the sake of all. Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg, founder and president , israel advocacy task force. iatf

  • CNN is maintained by Qatar….

  • Why does the IBA continue to use CNN as a news source.

    They may as well use Hamas TV station and be done with it.

  • All those rockets raining down on Israel:

    (a) Did any of them hurt anyone, or damage anything?

    (b) Were any intercepted by Iron Dome or other countermeasures (producing don’t-know answers to (a) above)?

  • Never forget that Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud of Saudi Arabia owns a substantial part of Time Warner the owners of CNN.

  • CNN has a long proud history of being left.
    The left HATES Israel.
    I rest my case.

  • There is no difference between CNN and DER STURMER when it comes to reporting anything that has to do with Jews or Israel…Everyone with a IQ over 20 knows this…

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