Roger Waters: Orders Not to Discuss Israel in US Media ‘Came From Above’
Former Pink Floyd bassist Roger Waters intimated this week that a pro-Israel conspiracy controls what can be said about the Jewish state in the US media.
In a Russia Today (RT) interview, Waters was asked to comment on why his fervently anti-Israel views supposedly do not appear in the American media, leading Waters to recount an incident that allegedly occurred behind the scenes on PBS’ “Charlie Rose” talk show.
He claimed that he asked a producer of the show why he could not comment on Israel and was told, “We’re not quite sure, but it comes from above.”
Waters followed this with the cryptic comment, “So, you can figure it out for yourself. It’s not rocket science.”
One of the most outspoken supporters of the anti-Israel boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement, Waters routinely attempts to persuade — some say bully — artists into canceling or refusing to play concerts in Israel.
Most recently, Waters led a massive public relations campaign against the band Radiohead, which defied Waters and his followers and played a concert in Tel Aviv last month to an enthusiastic crowd.
Waters told RT that Radiohead deserved criticism from “anybody with progressive ideas about human rights.”