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Feb 05 10:35

Take Action: DIRECTV Censors Our Gaza Strip TV Ad!

After detailed discussions with DIRECTV, including agreement on rates, times, and network placements of the ad, when we gave them the final product, they abruptly decided not to do business with us.

Feb 05 09:53

FBI reopens Tylenol tampering case

The FBI on Wednesday searched the suburban Boston home of a man convicted of extortion in the 1982 Tylenol tampering killings, saying they had reopened the investigation into the seven unsolved murders because of advances in forensic technology and new tips to law enforcement.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here is a tip. Check out the companies that became rich selling tamper-proof seals right after the Tylanol scare.

Meanwhile, the fact that they are going back into this case suggests a desperate attempt to manufacture more news (like the re-opening of the Jon Benet Ramsey case a few days ago) rather than have to report what is going on today in Europe and Gaza.

... or to set the propaganda stage for a false flag terror attack in which retail products are tampered with by the Joker, I mean "The Toilet."

Feb 05 08:51

Flashback: Blitzer vs. Finkelstein '89

Blitzer is sickening. Finkelstein calls him on it.

Feb 05 08:06

The Bank Loan's Connected to the Zen Koan.

The worst thing about wearing a tin foil hat is that it makes your head itch and your teeth sing. For some people it’s like being caught between a rock and a hard on. For me it’s more like somebody else can’t find my ass with both hands and which is probably what makes me Les Visible and I like that okay.

I guess you can see that there is a problem of some sort here and that the problem would only be that bad things are happening because of it which is what makes it a problem in the first place and what also makes it a Zen koan and why I keep getting hit in the back of the head with a bamboo stave… grasshopper.

Feb 04 16:18

Nazi camp doctor 'died in 1992'

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But we'll report it today just so we can wave the holocaust in front of your nose just one more time!

Feb 04 15:28

It's all in the edit ~ BBC bias

Why is the BBC obsessed with making working-class people seem racist?

Feb 04 10:21

Torture Chic: Why Is the Media Glorifying Inhumane, Sadistic Behavior?

When photographs of torture and abuse at Abu Ghraib appeared in 2004, Bush's approval ratings sank, yet torture themes multiplied in film and TV. From 2002 through 2005, the Parents Television Council counted 624 torture scenes in prime time, a six-fold increase. UCLA's Television Violence Monitoring Project reports "torture on TV shows is significantly higher than it was five years ago and the characters who torture have changed. It used to be that only villains on television tortured. Today, "good guy" and heroic American characters torture -- and this torture is depicted as necessary, effective and even patriotic".

Feb 03 15:05

'NYT' refused to run Bill Moyers's letter intact

A fine column by Eric Alterman in the Nation, echoing David Grossman's outrage over Gaza (see bottom of excerpt) and saying that the New York Times refused to run intact Bill Moyers's letter defending himself on Gaza after he was slagged by Bill Kristol. I don't think this would happen on the internet, by the way.

Feb 03 14:34

Does the BBC still have a reason to exist?

The BBC's decision to boycott the DEC Gaza appeal is a new low in the corporation's history. Many Muslims believe the BBC has a history of being pro-Israeli. Now, as a result of this cowardly decision, we know it is. It is a rare occurrence indeed when the BBC takes a position that unites not only all the main political parties but most of the country against it.

Feb 03 14:08

FLASHBACK - DAILY DOSE OF BOOGA BOOGA!

"Blah blah terrorists blah blah blah blah Hezbollah blah blah blah blah Iranian-backed blah blah blah HAMAS blah blah Islamofascists blah blah Did I mention Iran? blah blah blah blah Israel suffers blah blah blah blah Are you SURE I mentioned Iran? blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah!"

Feb 03 13:18

Neo-Nazis plan Gaza 'Holocaust' vigil in Berlin

The National Democratic Party (NPD), a German neo-Nazi party, announced on its Web site Monday that it will hold a solemn vigil on January 27 in downtown Berlin to "stop the Israeli holocaust in the Gaza Strip."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Ooh, let's remind everyone one more time that only NAZIs oppose Israel's actions!"

Feb 03 08:51

Porn During Super Bowl Interrupts Arizona Broadcast

Feb 02 16:45

Boulder police take back JonBenet investigation

The police chief in Boulder, Colo., says the slaying of JonBenet Ramsey will be investigated as a cold case and everything done 12 years ago will be reviewed anew.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh man; they are getting REALLY desperate to distract us from something if they are dragging this one back up.

Feb 02 15:41

Clusterstock's "CNBC: The Whole Country Needs A Bong Break"

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When the MSM suggests getting stoned, you KNOW we are in the crapper!

Feb 02 13:10

Silence at flattened mosques, but wreck a synagogue….

According to reports, 23 mosques were damaged or destroyed by Israel’s military during their most recent onslaught on Gaza. Nary a peep has been heard in the American/Western media about Israel’s state-sponsored vandalism against religious structures.

But let a synagogue get wrecked and the screams from the usual pseudo-victims would wake the dead.

Feb 02 09:58

BBC in revolt over Gaza

The BBC is still seething in response to it’s director general Mark Thompson’s decision not to broadcast the Gaza aid appeal.

Feb 02 01:40

Why is America Attacking Islam?

Attacking Islam, Revisited
An Update of a Published Article On March 21, 1994

One intelligent question we are asked over and over again and must be answered: ?Why is America warring against one Islamic country after another? Is it because Arabs are sub-human, as Israelis claim, or are Muslims terrorists as the American press subtly suggests; or, is it an anti-Islamic agenda among our nation?s leaders that they do not share with us?

Feb 01 17:21

Turn off the Canadian media, please

People in a country like Canada use their own media - public (CBC) and private (CanWest, TorStar, CTVglobemedia) - to know what is happening in their own country. Media are also an important part of forging a national identity. They are supposed to represent the broad spectrum of Canadian opinion. When they present information on the rest of the world, they do so from a Canadian perspective and have the Canadian audience in mind.

And today, if you want to have the first idea what is happening in Israel/Palestine (or most of the rest of the world), the best thing to do would be to turn them off completely.

Feb 01 17:01

From a Falsified Memoir Comes a Novel

An independent publisher has agreed to publish a novel based on a movie screenplay that was, in turn, adapted from the falsified Holocaust memoir “Angel at the Fence.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Un-flippin-believable.

These clowns tried to sell this as a true story, were exposed as a total fake, and STILL get a book deal out of it!

Feb 01 10:31

Deborah Orr: A Tribute to the Propaganda Box

Once upon a time parents used to be so parental as to limit their kids’ TV watching in order to avoid their offspring turning into pliable goo instead of developing as physically, intellectually and emotionally engaged children. Nowadays you’re a social pariah if as a grown adult you choose not to hook up along with the kids’ grandparents and the kids, of course, to passively imbibe the prescribed daily dose elixir of mindrot, propaganda and advertising.

Feb 01 10:12

Trust to look at BBC’s Gaza appeal refusal

Webmaster's Commentary: 

BBC investigates itself.

The suspense is killing me.

Feb 01 10:03

How the BBC's stand on Gaza made a front-page protester out of me

I am not a natural demonstrator. Way beyond middle-aged, certainly middle-class, and probably middle-of-the-road, that's me. Except when it comes to the Middle East and the appalling and unjust treatment by one persecuted people towards another. That has ended up driving me to the streets, and is how I came, to my surprise, to find myself on the front page of last week's Independent on Sunday.

Feb 01 09:34

U.S. Gaza Coverage Echoed Government Support of Israel

U.S. television coverage of the recent three-week conflict in the Gaza Strip failed to tell both sides of the story, according to a number of media analysts.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No!!! You think????? </SARCASM>

Feb 01 09:19

Oligarch paid Labour peer more than £600,000

A Labour peer has raked in more than £600,000 from a firm owned by a Russian oligarch, it was claimed tonight.

Lord Mackenzie of Framwellgate is said to have been paid £616,000 by Inter TV between 2001 and 2006.

Feb 01 08:21

BBC abandons 'impartiality' on warming

In terms of journalistic professionalism, the sad thing about all this is that the debate about global warming has now entered a fascinating new stage. Honest coverage of all the new information coming to light would be vastly more interesting to the BBC's audience than the vapid propaganda which is all they get.

But inevitably this also exposes the hollowness of all those claims that the BBC still has a duty to remain "impartial", which on this issue is belied by own guidelines. As a particularly glaring example of how the BBC has, on so many issues, abandoned any pretence of impartiality, this can only provide more ammunition to those who argue that it no longer deserves that compulsory licence fee.

Jan 31 21:45

BBC suspends Gaza appeal investigation after legal threat

A special committee set up by the BBC Trust was due to report next week on the corporation's decision not to broadcast an appeal by the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), which prompted more than 15,000 complaints.

However, the process was halted when the BBC received a letter from a firm of solicitors threatening to take the corporation to judicial review if it does not screen the appeal.

The letter, from London law firm Hickman & Rose, was sent on behalf of two Gaza residents and one British citizen. It is understood to claim that the BBC's actions were "irrational or unlawful" and breached the European Convention of Human Rights.

Jan 31 18:44

LA Times to shed 300 more jobs, shrink daily sections

Jan 30 14:00

Former President Jimmy Carter Supports Call for New 911 Investigation

It's gonna get harder and harder to fit all of these "911 truthers" in those FEMA camps.

Jan 30 13:46

Write 60 Minutes' Bob Simon a letter of support

Use the form below to tell Bob Simon you thought his 60 Minutes segment on Israeli settlements was an accurate and thoughtful portrayal of the threat Israeli settlements pose to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Simon's already getting an earful from CAMERA (the Orwellian-named Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America) and others accusing him of anti-Israel bias. He needs to hear from us.

Jan 30 12:40

Hey, Noam. 911 was an inside job.

There is something seriously awry here with this man. He has beeen lableled as gifted and a person who has no peer, so it can't be for lack of intellect. It can only be from Chomsky willfully aveering from what is as plain as the nose on his face: 911 was an inside job; and I for one am now labelling him for what his is: Agent. But an agent for whom?

Hey, Noam. 911 was an inside job.

Jan 29 10:09

Apartheid Israel - CBS: Is Peace out of Reach

What is this? I am shocked! I am stunned! I am amazed!
Will wonders never cease?
CBS, yes CBS does an honest bit of journalism.

Jan 29 09:03

BBC's "Impartiality" on display in Pope-bash story.

Jan 28 09:30

Rush Limbaugh Hopes President Obama Fails

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, let me get this straight.

"Pills" Limbaugh HOPES that Obama (among other goals) fails to turn the economy around. "Pills" Limbaugh HOPES that you lose your job, your business, your home; just so that the political party that owns "Pills" can stage a comeback?

Jan 28 06:49

UN nuclear chief boycotts BBC over Gaza appeal

Webmaster's Commentary: 

BB who?

Jan 27 13:04

The BBC – a crisis of confidence?

The refusal to transmit the Disasters Emergency Committee appeal has left it isolated and exposed. Its senior journalists feel betrayed, but dare not speak out because of their terms of service. Its old soldiers like myself cannot believe what we are seeing – or, in the case of the DEC appeal, not seeing. The argument that it should not be shown because the humanitarian disaster in Gaza was man-made does not stand up to a moment's scrutiny. The sufferings of the people of Darfur and the Democratic Republic of Congo were also the result of man's inhumanity to man. But those appeals were shown without objection. The BBC's management acts as if there is one rule for Africans and another for Palestinians.

Jan 27 08:50

Diane Sawyer Drunk On GMA?

Jan 27 08:44

Gaza TV appeal raises £1m overnight - despite BBC's refusal to screen it

The controversial Gaza appeal raised £1m overnight after the film was broadcast despite the BBC's continued refusal to air it.

Jan 27 08:38

Public urged to return BBC licences

THE Stop the War coalition urged the public to return their BBC TV licences on Monday in protest at the corporation’s refusal to broadcast an emergency appeal for Gaza.

The call came as the Rupert Murdoch-owned Sky News announced that it was joining the BBC in refusing to broadcast the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) appeal.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I urge my American readers to call their cable TV companies and demand that BBC America and Fox News (also owned by Murdoch) be disconnected.

Jan 27 08:17

CBS 60 Minutes Exposing Israeli Apartheid

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Frankly, I am stunned that CBS would be this honest about what is going on in Israel and Palestine. I sort of quit watching the show back when EP Don Hewitt admitted biasing the show's segment on Gennifer Flowers to help Bill Clinton get into the White House.

Jan 27 08:05

Senate OKs 4-month Delay To Digital TV Changeover

People who have not gotten their TV sets ready for the changeover to digital signals could earn a four-month reprieve under a bill making its way through Congress.

The Senate voted Monday to delay until June 12 the deadline for the changeover from analog to digital television broadcasting. People still getting their pictures through old-fashioned antennas otherwise would face a Feb. 17 cutoff.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am one of those people who have a digital TV set, but whereas I could easily watch analog TV in this area, the digital signal keeps breaking up.

The idea may have sounded good, but is failing in implementation. The real result of this change is to force everyone to subscribe to cable TV.

Jan 27 08:00

The BBC’s pact with Israel

Many people have been shocked and bewildered by the BBC’s refusal to broadcast a national humanitarian appeal for Gaza on behalf of the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), an umbrella organization for 13 humanitarian aid agencies.

However, the decision by the BBC’s director-general, Mark Thompson, not to broadcast the appeal should have come as no surprise. In fact, media observers have been witnessing a steady tilt by the corporation towards Israel since the turn of the millennium.

Jan 27 07:55

How the call for aid to Gaza left the BBC in the thick of battle

Jan 27 07:50

BBC and Sky News condemned by MPs for failing to broadcast Gaza appeal

Jan 27 07:46

Kristol Cut at 'NYT': Last Column Appears Today

Kristol had come to the Times in early January 2008 on a one-year contract but the paper has been widely criticized for his offerings and has had to run several corrections.

Jan 26 18:38

GAZA APPEAL THE BBC & SKY REFUSED TO SHOW

Webmaster's Commentary: 

HERE IT IS; THE VIDEO BBC DID NOT WANT YOU TO SEE!

Jan 26 18:35

The BBC’s pact with Israel

The BBC’s refusal to broadcast a humanitarian appeal for Gaza on behalf of a group of charities is motivated by a desire to appease US advertisers for its commercial TV channel and website, and by Mark Thompson’s own political proclivities.

Jan 26 15:50

Comment: Gaza appeal was quiet, factual and effective

Quiet, factual, unhistrionic — last night’s Disasters Emergency Committee’s appeal was all the more effective for those qualities. Images of suffering were matched to scripted assertion and then backed up by statistics.

Sixty per cent of Gaza was living in poverty: 300,000 were without access to running water; 40 per cent were without electricity. There was less editorialising than the most objective BBC correspondent’s dispatch. “Several hundred have been killed,” said the voiceover. Note the passive voice. “Today this is not about the rights and wrongs of the conflict.” Israel was not mentioned.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

BBC looks all the worse for this.

Jan 26 15:35

BBC’s Mark Thompson Exposed for Refusing Gaza Aid Appeal

That Mark Thompson has been supporting Zionist leaders is no secret. In fact, Mark Thompson’s wife, Jane, is Jewish and a fanatic supporter of Zionist policies. Is Mark simply trying to appease his wife? If he is, then this has to be one of the most outrageous acts in the history of British media. The glaring disregard for human suffering, however, can only be explained by Mark Thompson’s close relationship with Israeli leaders. In 2005, Mr. Thompson broke all rules of independent journalism when he travelled to Jerusalem and met former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in order to “build bridges” between the BBC and Israel. This unprecedented move was not covered by Western media, but the Israeli press gave it significant importance.

Jan 26 12:10

Beeb airwave strike on Gaza is deadly

THE BBC's admirable reporter Alan Johnston was rescued from his cruel incarceration in Gaza by the Palestinian government led by Hamas.

At the time, the BBC thanked the people of Gaza, and Hamas Prime Minister Ismael Haniya in particular, for breaking the criminal gang of extortionists who had seized their man - at the risk of their own lives to save his.

Now in the winter of their hardships, as 61,000 families shiver in the ruins of their bombed-out houses, in rags and hungry, the same BBC has stabbed them in the back.

Jan 26 11:04

Tony Benn Savages BBC News! (Gaza aid)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Relinked at reader request

Jan 26 09:50

BBC rejects pleas of 50 MPs and 11,000 viewers over broadcast

The BBC will defy the pleas of charities, ministers and 11,000 members of the public today to become the only terrestrial broadcaster not to transmit an appeal to raise aid for Gaza.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I do not know how it works in Great Britain, but here in the US TV stations must document that they are operating in the public interest to renew their licenses.

Clearly, while BBC is operating in Israel's interests, it can be show to be operating contrary to the interests of the public that pays the bills.

As an historical note, newspaper publishers were common targets of the guillotine during the French Revolution.

Jan 26 09:39

New York Times finally Beats BBC News

New York Times Index | Mon- Jan 26, 2008 | Don Robertson reporting from a chilly Northern Maine

While no mainstream media outlet has any monopoly on truth in news coverage, their long arms reach news stories around the world where no blogger can currently compete.

The era when the BBC News reigned supreme online has come to an end with the strong and stunning recovery and re-emergence of The New York Times Online.

The BBC has recently come under attack for its overly politicized and propagandist presentation of the news. Those kinky Existentialist Europeans make for some pretty sorry reading sometimes.

Jan 26 08:50

Cartoon - Clamour for BBC to show Gaza appeal intensifies

Jan 26 08:40

Is the BBC continuing to act as broadcasting arm of Israel

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yes.

Jan 26 08:17

BBC's Impartiality?

A COLLECTION OF DEC CHARITY APPEALS BBC HAS RUN IN THE PAST WITHOUT ANY CONCERN FOR IMPARTIALITY, UNDERSCORING THAT "IMPARTIALITY" IS MERELY AN EXCUSE FOR BBC TO DO WHAT ISRAEL TELLS IT TO DO.

Jan 26 08:10

Sky joins BBC in banning Gaza appeal

Send Sky a message that you don't approve of their ignoring the suffering of the Palestinian people. Boycott their subscription services.

How to cancel Sky Satellite TV

Jan 26 07:55

BBC staff protest over decision not to show Gaza aid appeal

The BBC is facing a growing revolt from its own journalists over its decision not to broadcast the Gaza humanitarian aid appeal, with sources reporting "widespread disgust" within its newsrooms.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

BBC is telling the world that obedience to Israel is more important than the wishes of the British People, the British Government, their audience, and even their own staff.

None of you matter at all to BBC management compared to tel Aviv.

Jan 25 19:59

Marcus Agius

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sent in by a reader; this may explain the BBC's groveling to Tel Aviv.

Jan 25 17:46

Clamour for BBC to show Gaza appeal intensifies

More than 50 MPs will back an early day motion in the Commons today urging the BBC to reverse its decision. Douglas Alexander, the international development secretary, Ben Bradshaw, the health minister, and Hazel Blears, the communities secretary, all criticised the BBC. Shahid Malik, the justice minister, said he had not met anyone who supported the BBC's stance.

Jan 25 17:39

BBC's TV detector vans to remain a state secret

Although most detection is done by database the Beeb still claims to maintain a fleet of vans which can tell if a particular address contains a TV. If you buy or rent a TV or buy a PC tuner card in the UK your address is passed onto TV Licensing. The BBC maintains a database of 29 million residential and business addresses which it can check for up-to-date licences. If there is no response to letters an "enquiry officer" is sent to the address. If householders refuse them access - which is quite legal - then a detector van will be sent.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just a reminder that the British subjects pay a license fee for BBC, which means it is a public trust. For BBC to carry out Israel's wishes regarding the Gaza fundraiser is a theft of service from the British people.

Send the lot of them to The Tower! (I'll pay the license fee just to watch that!)

Jan 25 16:41

BBC’s Scottish HQ Occupied

Activists have occupied the Glasgow offices of the BBC. The backlash against the BBC has been unprecedented. Having first slavishly followed the Israeli propaganda line, the BBC is now denying the collection of much needed aid for the long-suffering denizens of Gaza . This is not a trivial matter: as Tony Benn put it, people will die as a consequence of the BBC’s choices. And in this case, its choices have been dictated by the Israeli embassy.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

BBC is government-funded media. That means that all pretense to the contrary, BBC belongs to the people of Great Britain, along with the airwaves.

If BBC prefers to defer to a foreign government instead of the British people, BBC deserves to be shut down.

Jan 25 13:53

The BBC's "impartiality" - Censoring Benazir Bhutto

Jan 25 13:51

Massive protest against BBC makes headlines around the world.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Funny how ABCNNBBCBS isn't covering this.

Jan 25 12:08

BBC: This cowardly decision betrays the values the corporation stands for

Jan 25 11:59

BBC Zionist management.Marcus AgiusSenior Independent Director

Marcus Agius Senior Independent Director

Agius has been a non-executive Director of Barclays since 1 September 2006, and succeeded Matthew Barrett as Chairman from 1 January 2007. He was previously chairman of the London branch of investment bank Lazard and non-executive chairman of BAA Limited.

Born into a Jewish family, Agius is married to Katherine (born 1949), daughter of Edmund de Rothschild of the Rothschild banking family of England, with two children, and has a close involvement with the Rothschild family estate, Exbury Gardens in Hampshire.

Jan 25 11:58

Benn accuses BBC of appeasing Israel

A former British Cabinet minister says the BBC seeks to appease Tel Aviv by refusing to broadcast a humanitarian appeal for Gaza.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Dear BBC

By any chance does the name Neville Chamberlain ring a bell?

Jan 25 11:07

BBC ran a DEC appeal for the Congo in 2008

Webmaster's Commentary: 

BBC was not worried about "impartiality" then.

Jan 25 11:05

BBC ran a DEC appeal for Sudan in 2004

Webmaster's Commentary: 

BBC was not worried about "impartiality" then.

Jan 25 11:04

BBC ran a DEC appeal for Kosovo in 1999

Webmaster's Commentary: 

BBC was not worried about "impartiality" then.

Jan 25 11:04

BBC ran a DEC appeal for Rwanda in 1994

Webmaster's Commentary: 

BBC was not worried about "impartiality" then.

Jan 25 11:04

BBC ran a DEC appeal for 'Former Yugoslavia' in 1994

Webmaster's Commentary: 

BBC was not worried about "impartiality" then.

Jan 25 10:54

Tony Benn to BBC "If you wont broadcast the Gaza appeal then I will myself"

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Do you swallow, sweetie?

Jan 25 10:53

BBC resisting pressure over Gaza

The BBC is continuing to resist pressure over its decision not to air an appeal for aid to Gaza, as the Archbishop of York joined its critics.

Rival channels ITV, Channel 4 and Five have now agreed to show the DEC appeal.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Stay firm, BBC. Stand by your guns! Prove to the British people that rumors of Israeli control of BBC are true! :)

Jan 25 10:52

BBC Hit Piece a Tissue of Lies, Bias and Emotional Manipulation

The BBC's Conspiracy Files documentary about 9/11 was a tissue of lies, bias and emotional manipulation from beginning to end. Producer Guy Smith should be ashamed of himself for inflicting this travesty of yellow journalism upon the 9/11 truth movement and he is assured to encounter a vociferous and outraged response in its aftermath.

Jan 25 10:50

BBC sorry for calling Jerusalem capital of Israel

The BBC apologized this week for referring to Jerusalem as Israel's capital, and promised not to repeat "the mistake," following a complaint by four British organizations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is a classic example of BBC's "impartiality" regarding the Mideast.

Jan 25 10:50

BBC Apologizes For 'Serious Breaches' In Documentary On Antiretroviral Testing Among Children

The BBC recently apologized to the New York-based Center for HIV Law and Policy for "serious breaches" in a 2004 documentary about antiretroviral testing among children in New York, London's Guardian reports.

Jan 25 10:49

BBC apologizes for phone-in glitch

The BBC apologized to British viewers who phoned in for a chance to ask questions on a popular show but had no chance of being on the show live.

On Saturday's Kitchen Feb. 10, host James Martin said viewers could call in for the next week ' s show, the BBC said Monday. However, the next installment was recorded just after the live show, providing too little time for callers to be included.

Jan 25 10:48

BBC lies!

Out of sheer boredom, I am currently finding myself sitting in front of my TV watching this BBC Webwise bollocks on BBC2. It's so inaccurate!

Jan 25 10:47

Truth, Lies, and the BBC

Executives at the British Broadcasting Corporation have finally been forced to admit what most of us have known for years - that the BBC's coverage of religious and political issues is inherently biased. A memo leaked to the media has revealed the details of a recent "impartiality" summit attended by senior figures at the BBC.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

BBC has no idea the storm they have started.

Jan 25 10:46

BBC lies about 9-11 and WTC7

Australias SBS ran the BBC story on saturday night news...This means they have deliberatly misinformed the public on this issue

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More deception from the "impartial" BBC

Jan 25 10:39

BBC left isolated as rival channels back aid appeal

The BBC was engaged in a war of words with ministers last night over its refusal to broadcast an urgent appeal for humanitarian aid to Gaza. Government figures, aid workers and BBC staff expressed outrage that the corporation has not backed down, as some of its rivals did yesterday, and broadcast the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) appeal.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Any pretense to impartiality was lost by BBC when it became Israel's whore. and the damage is done. Even if BBC airs the program now, nobody will ever trust it as a Mideast news source ever again.

Jan 25 10:37

Crisis at BBC escalates as 11,000 complain over refusal to broadcast Gaza appeal

The crisis at the BBC over its refusal to screen an appeal for Gaza gained momentum today as complaints flooded in.

The corporation said it has so far received 'approximately' 1,000 telephone complaints and a further 10,000 by e-mail.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Check out the comments. The Israeli shills are very obvious.

Jan 25 10:35

Israel’s Lies

Middle East peacemaking has been smothered in deceptive euphemisms, so let me state bluntly that each of these claims is a lie. Israel, not Hamas, violated the truce: Hamas undertook to stop firing rockets into Israel; in return, Israel was to ease its throttlehold on Gaza. In fact, during the truce, it tightened it further.

Jan 24 17:46

Link to send complaints to BBC about their refusal on Gaza appeal

Make your voices heard.

Jan 24 14:52

Pressure still on BBC in Gaza row

The BBC is under pressure to air a charity appeal for aid to Gaza after other channels agreed to broadcast it.

Director general Mark Thompson has said by airing the appeal the BBC would risk reducing public confidence in its impartial coverage of the conflict.

Jan 24 14:41

BBC News general feedback

Webmaster's Commentary: 

HERE IS THE PAGE TO SEND THE BBC YOUR COMMENTS REGARDING THEIR REFUSAL TO AIR THE GAZA HUMANITARIAN RELIEF PROGRAM.

My email...

Shame on BBC for refusing to air the Gaza Relief fund-raising program.

I would not worry about your image of impartiality. It is evident that you are not impartial; you are heavily biased in favor of Israel and its policy of collective punishment on all he Palestinians whose land they covet.

BBC obviously peaked with Monty Python and has declined ever since. I am contacting my cable TV company to see if I can have BBC American switched off. You are banned in this household.

Jan 24 14:35

BBC crisis over refusal to broadcast Gaza appeal

The BBC was in crisis tonight as politicians including government ministers, religious leaders and senior members of its own staff condemned the decision not to broadcast a charity appeal to help the stricken people of Gaza rebuild their homes.

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The BBC has decided to kowtow to Israel, and unfortunately has done so in a manner which makes it obvious to all what is going on!

BBC (America) is banned in this household and I suggest you all do the same. Drop BBC a message to tell them that you will not watch their channerl any longer.

Jan 24 10:00

Question of balance over disaster appeals

I couldn't believe I'd heard right when Channel 4 news said the BBC had refused to broadcast the Disasters Emergency Committee appeal for Gaza. But here it is in the Guardian (BBC refuses airtime to Gaza aid appeal, 23 January). I don't think the BBC objected to the appeal for Darfur, wondering if they were being unfair to the Janjaweed.

Jan 24 09:59

BBC's refusal on Gaza appeal "absurd" and "offensive": good letters in the Guardian

Jan 24 09:51

Shake up at BBC - new Director General in Charge

Jan 24 09:49

Benn accuses BBC over Gaza appeal

Veteran politician Tony Benn will accuse the BBC of a "betrayal" of its public service obligations following its decision not to broadcast a public appeal for funds for Gaza.

He will address a pro-Palestine rally called by the Stop the War coalition outside Broadcasting House in central London.

Jan 24 09:45

BBC attacked by Ben Bradshaw for refusal to broadcast emergency fund appeal for Gaza

Ben Bradshaw urged the BBC to "stand up" to the Israeli authorities and broadcast the appeal.

A former BBC journalist himself, Mr Bradshaw said the broadcasters' decision not to carry the appeal by the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) was "inexplicable".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No, you explained it very well. Israel demands the BBC not carry the appeal and BBC obeys and bows and kisses Israel's feet (or other bodily part).

Jan 24 09:40

ITV and Channel 4 to air Gaza appeal as pressure mounts on BBC

Agreement reached between majority of commercial networks to show appeal as protesters picket BBC.

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Apparently "impartial" in the British media (especially BBC) actually means "Not offensive to Israel."

Jan 24 09:38

BBC spurns Gaza appeal

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"Hey, we're owned, and we KNOW we are owned, and more to the point we know WHO owns us, so hand me my knee pads and get the hell out of here; I have work to do!" -- ABCNNBBCBS

Jan 24 09:33

Zionist Propaganda Machine

As in past Mideast conflicts, both the media story line and political commentary in the US have closely followed Israel's talking points on the war. This has been an essential component in Israel's early success and in its ability to prolong fighting without US pushback.

Jan 24 09:05

Do you trust what the media tells you?

THIS IS A MUST-WATCH VIDEO AT THIS PAGE

Jan 24 08:27

The BBC Takes Sides In A Human Disaster

This is a not a political issue and does not involve taking sides.

It's about helping thousands of wounded people and millions displaced. It's helping "Katrina"-type victims but on a much larger scale.

By BBC not participating, it proves the power of Israel is not just over George Bush, the US Congress and America but also over the UK.

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You know, this is where Israeli arrogance kicks in. They are in a bad position, but their pride will not let them back down. They are going to fight this PR war harder and harder and harder in the hope they can simply browbeat the world into seeing things their way and all that will really happen is that Israel's true subversion of western nations will become more visible.

"I want to tell you something very clear, don't worry about American pressure on Israel, we, the Jewish people control America, and the Americans know it." Ariel Sharon to Shimon Peres, October 3rd, 2001, as reported on Kol Yisrael radio.

"Evidence linking these Israelis to 9/11 is classified. I cannot tell
you about evidence that has been gathered. It's classified information."
--
US official quoted in Carl Cameron's Fox News report on the target="_blank">Israeli spy ring and its connections to 9-11.

Jan 24 06:00

BBC urged to transmit Gaza appeal

The BBC has again been urged to reconsider its decision not to broadcast a charity appeal for Gaza.

International Development Secretary Douglas Alexander said it was not too late for a reversal to recognise the "immense human suffering".

A protest is to be held outside Broadcasting House in London after the BBC declined to broadcast appeals by the Disasters Emergency Committee.

Jan 23 19:32

BBC faces protest for blocking Gaza appeal

Hundreds of protesters are expected to gather outside Broadcasting House in London today after the BBC defended its decision not to broadcast a public appeal to raise funds for Gaza.

The corporation said the decision was taken with other broadcasters not to show the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) crisis appeal because of impartiality concerns.

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It is BBC's "impartiality" which is on display here.

Jan 23 15:10

Let the BBC know your concern over their blocking of a charity fundraiser for the Gaza survivors.

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And while your're at it, ask them if that's Bernie Madoff's brother in that picture! :)

Jan 23 10:47

You Tube Expands 9/11 Truth Purge

You Tube has permanently suspended another major 9/11 truth account in a continuation of the purge that began following efforts by the establishment to smear the 9/11 truth movement as terrorist propaganda.

You Tube has previously been caught blocking 9/11 truth videos from entering into top ranking charts for both views and comments despite their enduring popularity.

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The videos can still be seen HERE

PLEASE DOWNLOAD AND SAVE LOCAL COPIES WHILE YOU STILL CAN!

Jan 23 10:11

Broadcasters refuse to air Gaza charity appeal

The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), an umbrella organisation for 13 aid charities, launched its appealtoday saying the devastation in Gaza was "so huge that British aid agencies were compelled to act".

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We are already past that, BBC.

Jan 23 09:24

BBC bans aid to Gaza: Convoy needed more than ever, Galloway

George Galloway, who is organising an aid convoy to Gaza leaving London on St Valentine’s Day, 14 February, says:

Jan 23 09:23

BBC Stops Aid To Gaza: Protest 24 January

If the BBC had not already been tarnished enough by its coverage of Israel’s attack on Gaza – often looking like, in the words of Tony Benn, “a propaganda wing of the Zionist lobby” – its decision yesterday to block an appeal for emergency aid to Gaza would be reason enough for making the BBC a focus of our demonstration on Saturday 24 January.

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Sic 'em!!!!!

Please send pictures for posting here at WRH.

Remember that the best picture of a WRH banner at a protest march in January gets a free WRH coffee mug!

Jan 22 15:45

Broadcasters refuse to air Gaza charity appeal

BBC declines to show DEC appeal under agreement dating back to 1963, leading to other outlets following suit.

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... thereby proving once and for all that the British media is just as controlled by Israeli supporters as the US media.

Jan 22 14:41

Housekeeper and Taxes Said to Derail PRINCESS CAROLINE'S SENATE SEAT Bid

DANNY HAKIM and NICHOLAS CONFESSORE | Wed- Jan 22, 2009 | New York Times

ALBANY — Problems involving taxes and a household employee surfaced during the vetting of Caroline Kennedy and derailed her candidacy for the Senate [...]

Jan 22 13:27

BBC scuppers TV fundraising appeal for Gaza victims

The BBC and other major broadcasters have broken a 45 year-old agreement with overseas aid charities by refusing to broadcast their fundraising appeal for Gaza.

The Disasters Emergency Committee launched its national appeal for Gaza today saying the devastation was so great the 12 leading British aid charities felt "compelled to act".

Jan 22 10:34

Officials: U.S. Intercepts Iranian Arms-Smuggling Ship

U.S. defense officials say the military intercepted and searched an Iranian-owned ship that officials feared was carrying arms to Hamas. It's unclear whether those suspicions were founded.

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Note the disconnect between the headline, which makes it sound like the ship did contain smuggled weapons, and the actual story, in which they sorta kinda admit that nothing incriminating was actually found.

Jan 22 07:52

Jessica Alba: Bill O'Reilly Is 'Kind of an A-hole'

When asked by a reporter for Fox News' 'The O'Reilly Factor' if she had any words for Bill O'Reilly, the host of the show, Alba replied: "No, he's kind of an... kind of an a-hole. A little bit."

"How so?," she was asked.

"I don't know how he does it... maybe he was born that way," she said smiling.

Jan 21 19:23

Israel proves once again that it controls what you see, hear, and read through the corporate media.

Jan 21 06:48

Ex-K.G.B. Agent Buys a London Newspaper

The owners of The Evening Standard, an afternoon newspaper in London that has long been part of the city’s fabric, announced Wednesday that they had agreed to sell the newspaper to a Russian tycoon, Aleksandr Y. Lebedev, a former K.G.B. agent who was stationed in the British capital during the Cold War.

Jan 19 10:39

Head of group linked to Hamas to address Obama

Ingrid Mattson, president of Islamic Society of North America, to speak at new US president's inaugural prayer service. Federal prosecutors claim her organization has ties with terror group's fund raising foundation.

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Terror group? Further down this page there is a story about Israel bombing a HAMAS police station and the HAMAS mayor's house. Doesn't sound like a terror organization to me but a legitimately elected government trying to take care of the place.

Jan 19 10:34

Bruce Anderson: History will vindicate George Bush

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"It will vindicate him. It will. It will (beats head against rubber walls) It will! It will!"

Jan 19 10:04

When The Orders To Attack Iran Come...Will The Mutiny By Our Armed Forces Be Justified?

When it first became clear that Apartheid Israel was complicit in the attacks on America on 9/11 my view of America and the world changed completely. Neither our President, our Congress, or our Department of Justice responded. It was then clear that we could no longer rely on our elected representatives bought and paid for by special interests(and one in particular) to protect our country or defend our Constitution. It was also clear that a free press once relied upon to expose political malfeasance, corruption and treason was little more than a Zionist controlled sham serving no real purpose but to stifle criticism of those very people seeking to undermine our democracy and divert our nations human and economic resources for their own purposes and benefit.

Jan 19 09:46

New A&E FBI Show Portrays 9/11 Truthers As Dope Smoking Terrorists

Jan 18 15:45

Former Wall St. Journal editor savages the mainstream media

Today reporters write the stories that their masters want to hear, or they are out. The function of editors is to make certain that no uncomfortable information reaches the public.

The public is slowly catching on, and the print media is slowly dying. The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and Los Angeles Times are all on the ropes to one extent or the other.

Americans are still subjected to Fox "News" and CNN propaganda piped into airport waiting rooms, doctors’ offices, and exercise centers. It is very much the situation that George Orwell describes in 1984.

Jan 18 07:35

Thrashed militarily, Hamas can rise stronger from war rubble

Hamas meanwhile aimed to keep its grip on Gaza and to burnish its political credentials by gaining de facto international recognition of its takeover in June 2007, when it routed forces loyal to Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas.

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What part of "They won the election" does this clueless idiot (who didn't even put their name on this piece of obvious propaganda) not understand?

Jan 17 17:00

Busted! Haaretz scrubs story about IDF impersonating Hamas

The story of Israeli Defense Force troops impersonating Hamas militants somehow made it onto the Haaretz news wire. Blacklisted News was able to snag a screen capture before Haaretz purged the story from the site. For proof that the story was in fact memory-holed a la “1984? click here.

Jan 17 13:07

How to sell “ethical warfare”

Neve Gordon highlights the role of the Israeli media as a tool in promoting Israel’s propaganda claim that its war on Gaza is ethical. “Israeli media have been toeing the government line to such a degree that no criticism of the war has been voiced on any of the three local television stations. Indeed, the situation has become so absurd that reporters and anchors are currently less critical of the war than the military spokespeople.”

Jan 16 21:17

The Monster of Gaza

Almost all the Western media initially repeated the official Israeli propaganda line. They almost entirely ignored the Palestinian side of the story, not to mention the daily demonstrations of the Israeli peace camp. The rationale of the Israeli government (“The state must defend its citizens against the Qassam rockets”) has been accepted as the whole truth. The view from the other side, that the Qassams are a retaliation for the siege that starves the one and a half million inhabitants of the Gaza Strip, was not mentioned at all.

Jan 16 15:16

Journalists call Livni 'terrorist' during press conference on Gaza operation

Some journalists went so far as to compare the Israeli government to that of dictator Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe, due to Israel's decision to bar journalists from Gaza.

One of the more tense moments came when one journalist began to quote at length a Human Rights report on the situation in Gaza, before asking Livni to comment on "the murder of innocent civilians in the Strip."

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FINALLY the corporate media grows some gonads!

Jan 16 15:15

Demo outside BBC in Glasgow

“Occupation is a crime, why not say it on prime time?”

Jan 16 10:25

Press bias towards Israeli Ambassador

The London-based press watchdog, Arab Media Watch (AMW), has produced research demonstrating that British press reporting of the Middle East conflict has massively
favoured the Israeli Ambassador to the almost complete exclusion of the Palestinian Ambassador.

A statement released by Arab Media Watch “expresses concern at the frequent use by the British press of Israeli Ambassador Ron Prosor, compared with the near-total absence of his Palestinian counterpart Manuel Hassassian.”

Jan 15 19:58

AP is Lying to Push for War on Iran (Again)

So, contrary to what the AP headline and opening paragraph tells the reader, he was not suggesting the death of the entire nation of Israel. In fact, he didn’t even use the word Israel at all; the AP editor nicely inserted it for him.

In professional news reporting, the headline and the lede (the first 1–3 paragraphs or so) deliver the synopsis of the story. An unmistakable trait of shoddy news-wire journalism is when you have to read 20 paragraphs of irrelevant editorializing to get a modifying paragraph with quoted phrases and context pertaining to what the headline promised to deliver.

Question: Who’s going to stick around for that?
Answer: A lot fewer than would read only the headline and lede.
Conclusion: Damage done.

Jan 15 14:10

Ukraine wants $US 700 million worth of gas to resume transit

It is little known that the country of Ukraine contains much of the storage and trasmission infrastructure that feeds NG from Russian (GazProm) gas fields to European customers.

This story confirms that it is the Ukraine that is holding up NG from being supplied to Europe. Holding Europe hostage while the western MSM is vilifying Russian and Putin.

Jan 15 09:11

How American News Media Works. ( Analysis Report ) (part 1)

Jan 15 09:11

How American News Media Works. ( Analysis Report ) (part 2).

Jan 15 05:15

Switch off that Fucking Box(tv)

Healthy dollopings of bad language.

Jan 13 21:56

Is Rush at Obama dinner?

"Rush on Monday: `Now, remember, Obama said, 'Show me what works and we'll do it.' It seems to me, folks, that the simplest, fastest, and most direct way to do this is to bail out the rich. If we are going to save our economy the bailout of the wealthy cannot wait. The rich need further tax cuts. This is what's necessary and I would be willing to personally present this plan to President-elect Obama because it has worked. I'm just offering, a personal trip, nobody even has to know about this.'''

Jan 13 15:05

Gaza residents: IDF troops posing as Hamas men

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The original article at Ha'aretz has been deleted.

Jan 13 13:03

Dead Babies and the death of the American Dream

For two weeks now I have been spending a lot of time watching dead babies on television.

Dead children, too. And dead women. And dead old men. And dead young men.

And bleeding, maimed, mutilated, screaming people of all ages and both sexes.

Disfigured women lying in pools of blood. Children with part of their faces missing.

You're not allowed to see what I've been watching.

The zionist-controlled U.S. corporate media won't let you. Lucky you.

Jan 13 09:36

The New York Times and the Gaza crisis: Israeli war propaganda in the guise of news

The New York Times is the leading media organ of US liberalism and is closely aligned to the Democratic Party. In recent days it has planted a series of propaganda pieces disguised as news articles, which aim to justify Israel’s war crimes in Gaza.

These articles appear in the context of worldwide revulsion at the criminal methods Israel is using in the densely populated Gaza strip, home to 1.4 million people. So far, more than 900 Palestinians have been killed, about half of them civilians, and thousands more have been wounded in an Israeli air, sea and ground assault that is utilizing advanced weapons supplied by the United States against a virtually defenseless population.

Jan 13 09:02

Pure Propaganda From the Papers of Record

The Israeli propaganda machine has called up its allies in the media and Congress to make sure that no one will condemn the invasion of Gaza, which has killed and wounded thousands of Palestinians, most of them civilians and many of them children. The pictures of small bodies lined up to be buried are convincing evidence that something is very wrong in Gaza, but leaders in Congress from both parties have nonetheless rallied to the cause of Israeli victimhood, putting all the blame for the conflict on the Palestinians.

Jan 12 11:54

Israel seeks airwave supremacy

Israel has been aiming for total air supremacy in more than one way in Gaza - it wants to dominate the airwaves of the news organisations with its own narrative.

Jan 12 10:25

The Difficulty Of Being An Informed American

The American print and TV media has never been very good. These days it is horrible. If a person intends to be informed, he must turn to foreign news broadcasts, to Internet sites, to foreign newspapers available on the Internet, or to alternative newspapers that are springing up in various cities. A person who sits in front of Murdoch’s Fox "News" or CNN or who reads the New York Times is simply being brainwashed with propaganda.

Before conservatives nod their heads in agreement, I’m not referring to "the liberal media." I mean the propaganda that issues from the US government and the Israel Lobby.

Jan 11 11:46

Garofalo mentions Israeli false flag

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And look how the FOX News talking heads scramble to get off that topic.

Jan 11 11:43

Peace, Propaganda and the Promised Land: Media & the Israel-Palestine Conflict

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Time for a relink.

Jan 11 10:32

Hasbara spam alert

A reader of my blog has received the following email which documents both the efforts and the agency that originated them. The solicitation to become a pro-Israel "media volunteer" also includes a list of media links which the ministry would like addressed by pro-Israel comments:

Dear friends,

We hold the [sic] military supremacy, yet fail the battle over the international media. We need to buy time for the IDF to succeed, and the least we can do is spare some (additional) minutes on the net. The ministry of foreign affairs is putting great efforts in balancing the media, but we all know it's a battle of numbers. The more we post, blog, talkback, vote – the more likely we gain positive sentiment.

I was asked by the ministry of foreign affairs to arrange a network of volunteers, who are willing to contribute to this effort. If you're up to it you will receive a daily messages & media package as well as targets.

Jan 11 10:30

Will AP ever stop lying for Israel?

In opening a scathing dismantlement of historical myths on Israel-Palestine, world-renowned investigative journalist, John Pilger, recently wrote:

“When the truth is replaced by silence,” the Soviet dissident Yevgeny Yevtushenko said, “the silence is a lie.”

When life-saving — arguably genocide-preventing — information is systematically and deliberately misreported and concealed by the world’s largest news organizations, you can safely consider it, too, an act of lying.

Jan 10 09:50

Should America's Media Be Required To Wear Their Hats To Work?

I don't know about you but every time Apartheid Israel decides to blow the living shit out of one of its neighbors, I can't help but detect a certain bias on the part of our main stream news media. Now I know what you thinking. Here LWB goes again talking about the Jewishness of our media. Every one of course knows that this is just an anti-Semitic canard espoused by bigoted types. But before you go getting hysterical on me check out what the Jewish folks over at Muzzle Watch have to say about our Corporate Media.

Jan 10 08:48

GOOGLE CONTINUES TO CENSOR URUKNET

As our readers know, on April 24, 2008 Google stopped indexing Uruknet.info as a news source. It was the fourth time that Google discontinues indexing Uruknet. The previous times google had reinstated it following many complaints sent in by our readers. The last time there was nothing to be done: in a first moment google news wouldn’t even answer to our emails and, at last, after about ten days has answered with a series of lies.

Jan 10 08:29

Robert Fisk’s World: Wherever I go, I hear the same tired Middle East comparisons

It took Fintan O'Toole, The Irish Times's resident philosopher-in-chief, to speak the unspeakable. "When does the mandate of victimhood expire?" he asked. "At what point does the Nazi genocide of Europe's Jews cease to excuse the state of Israel from the demands of international law and of common humanity?"

Jan 10 08:03

Media Dictionary: Arab-Israeli Conflict

Jan 08 17:35

What is Really Happening

I watched BBC World News for a timed hour yesterday. In that time I saw:
Pro-Israeli (including US government) speakers - 17
Pro-Palestinian speakers - 2

Mentions of Hamas Rockets as reason for war - 37
Mentions of illegal Israeli settlements - 0
Mentions of Palestinians killed by Israel during "ceasefire" - 2
Mentions of Sderot - 12
Mentions Sderot used to be Palestinian - 0

If you don't believe me, try it yourself.

Jan 08 15:54

Who Is Winning the PR War?

Where does defense stop and aggression begin? Where is the line between proportionate retaliation and collective punishment? Is the media telling you what you need to know?

Jan 08 09:41

'Pro-Israel' TV ads from group tied to Hagee, Abramoff

Panstreppon went on to note certain questionable payments listed in IFCJ's tax filings for 2002-04 and concluded, "If I thought Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein was a crook, I'd guess that the 'Stand Up For Israel' project was created to prepay and disguise illegal 2004 Republican campaign expenses. But I don't know if Rabbi Eckstein is a crook."

Jan 07 20:42

Twelve Editorial Staff Rules for the Great International Media When the News is from the Middle East

9) When referring to Israel, expressions that are prohibited: "Occupied Territories," "UN resolutions," "Violations of human rights" or "Geneva Convention.”

Jan 07 11:55

An Obvious Propaganda plant!!!!!!

Protester Calls for Jews to 'Go Back to the Oven' at Anti-Israel Demonstration.

Jan 07 08:34

What Most US Media Isn't Telling You

Jan 07 07:53

BBC blackout on Gaza

The London Daily News has learned there is an informal news blackout at BBC Radio over the mounting public outrage following the Gaza incursion by Israeli troops.

According to sources, radio station phone in's have been screening out any callers wanting to talk about the Israeli air strikes and ground offensives in the Middle East.

The BBC's Have Your Say comment sites are being heavily moderated - its main board 'How can a truce be achieved in Gaza?' has had half of its 4,500 comments rejected on the basis of defamation, incitement to crime and hate, harassment, abuse, threats, harmful, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, homophobic or racially offensive language.

On the board 'Are the Israeli strikes on Gaza justified?' Half of the 5,000 comments have also been removed for breaking the House Rules stated above.

Jan 06 14:03

Report: Dozens dead in IDF strikes

Number of Palestinian citizens killed in Gaza increases dramatically, as UNWRA school sustains direct hit.

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So much for AP's report about a hit "in the vicinity" of the school.

Jan 06 13:55

Peace, Propaganda and the Promised Land: Media and the Israel-Palestine Conflict

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Relinked at reader request.

Jan 06 13:45

The BBC: Eyeless in Gaza

On 29 February last year the BBC's website reported deputy defense minister Matan Vilnai threatening a "holocaust" on Gaza. Headlined "Israel warns of Gaza 'holocaust'" the story would undergo nine revisions in the next twelve hours. Before the day was over the headline would read "Gaza militants 'risking disaster.'" (The story has since been revised again with an exculpatory note added soft-pedaling Vilnai's comments). An Israeli official threatening "holocaust" may be unpalatable to those who routinely invoke its specter to deflect criticism from the state's criminal behavior. With the "holocaust" reference redacted, the new headline shifted culpability neatly into the hands of "Gaza militants" instead.

Jan 06 10:33

Burris turned away from Senate

Former Illinois Atty. Gen. Roland Burris was turned away from the U.S. Senate this morning.

"My name is Roland Burris, the junior senator from the state of Illinois," Burris told reporters later as he stood in the rain outside the Capitol. "I was advised that my credentials were not in order."

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PAY NO ATTENTION TO THE KILLINGS IN GAZA! WE MADE THIS KERFUFFLE IN DC JUST TO ENTERTAIN AND DISTRACT YOU!!!!!! -- ABCNNBBCBS

Jan 06 09:15

Israeli strike hits outside UN school, 34 dead

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Note the spin on this one. AP claims the strike was "outside" the UN school and mentions a second strike in the "vicinity" of a second UN school. Yet the foreign press is reporting the strikes hit the schools themselves.

AP is sacrificing what little remains of its credibility on the alter of Israel.

Jan 06 07:42

TV Converter Program Runs Out of Funding

The government's billion-dollar program to help people prepare for the transition to digital television has run out of money, potentially leaving millions of viewers without coupons to buy converter boxes they need to keep their analog TV sets working after the switch.

Jan 05 10:26

AN EXAMPLE OF ISRAELI PROPAGANDA

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Man I did not know you could pile up bovine excrement that high and not have it fall over!

Jan 05 10:21

Robert Fisk: Keeping out the cameras and reporters simply doesn't work

Now the Israeli army is trying the same doomed tactic again. Ban the press. Keep the cameras out. By yesterday morning, only hours after the Israeli army went clanking into Gaza to kill more Hamas members – and, of course, more civilians – Hamas was reporting the capture of two Israeli soldiers. Reporters on the ground could have sorted out the truth or the lie about that. But without a single Western journalist in Gaza, the Israelis were left to tell the world that they didn't know if the story was true.

Jan 05 09:51

The New McCarthyism

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I know this is permanently linked at the top of this page, but I decided to relink here in the body because Israel's propaganda machine is already cranking up to wreck the careers of celebrities who have spoken out against the war in Gaza.

So, it is fitting to remind ourselves that as the corporate media villainizes these courageous individuals, that history will recall them as heroes.

Jan 05 08:44

Fury in France as Sarkozy bans adverts from state TV

One of Nicolas Sarkozy's most visible, and most controversial, attempts to transform the French way of life will take effect from 8pm tonight. Advertising will vanish from prime-time on all state-owned television channels as part of an attempt by the President to create, in his own words, a public television service to "rival the quality of the BBC".

Jan 05 08:43

Rome's Jewish Chairman inadvertently exposes Zionist trick!

Pacifici explains that the Italian Jewish community agreed with the Israeli ambassador on keeping a "low profile"at this time. "I can assure you - writes Pacifici - that the decision to send medicine to Palestinian and Israeli children was taken only for media purposes, and was only used for our struggle which will start on Monday in the media to support Israel". Pacifici announces that on January 10th there will be a "mega-event" with 1,500 personalities chosen together with the Israeli ambassador in order to "explain Israel's reasons and its right to make this war".

Pacifici explains that the Roman Jewish community did not spend "even one Euro" for the medicine, which was donated by "an international Jewish organization" and guarantees that "in any case not one piece of medicine will get to Gaza unless it has been authorized by the Government of Israel".

Jan 04 18:52

MAINSTREAM PRESS BEGINNING TO REVEAL WHAT THE GAZA CARNAGE IS REALLY ALL ABOUT BUT TOO LITTLE AND IS IT TOO LATE?

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The corporate media are starting to show the reality of Gaza because they know it is getting out anyway via the blogs.

Jan 04 08:53

Did Talksport Radio censor George Galloway?

George Galloway didn't do his usual Saturday night/Sunday morning radio show last night. He was swapped with another presenter without notice.

It is suspected that the pro-Israeli Lobby put pressure on Talksport radio (http://talksport.net)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

UPDATE: George Galloway was injured in yesterday's London protests against Israel. This appears to be the reason he did not do his show last night.

Jan 04 08:32

'NYT,' Most Others in U.S. Media, Silent as Israel Invades

Israel launched its much-anticipated invasion of Gaza on Saturday. For over a week, U.S. media had provided largely one-sided coverage of the conflict, with little editorializing or commentary arguing against broader Israeli actions.

Most notably, after more than eight days of Israeli bombing and Hamas rocket launching in Gaza, The New York Times had produced exactly one editorial, not a single commentary by any of its columnists, and only two op-eds (one already published elsewhere). The editorial, several days ago, did argue against the wisdom of a ground invasion - - but even though that invasion had become ever more likely all week the paper did not return to this subject.

Amazingly, the paper has kept that silence going in Sunday's paper, with no editorial or columnist comment on the Israeli invasion.

Jan 03 21:28

The media is Bias to Israel and here is Why

Jan 03 17:47

Peace, Propaganda and the Promised Land: Media &amp; the Israel-Palestine Conflict

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THIS IS A MUST-SEE VIDEO

Jan 03 09:36

How Much More Jewish Opinion Do We Need On Cable News?...Isn't It Time For The Ralph Nader Show?

Even when tiny vulnerable Israel is not bombing one of it's neighbors into oblivion, it's not really difficult to detect a certain bias on the part of America's news media. You can tell this bias by that which is not covered. Like the Rosen-Weissman-AIPAC espionage trial over the past few years, for example, or their lack of interest in Ben-Ami Kadish's recent guilty plea for handing over America's nuclear secrets to the Apartheid State (Our tough as nails Zionist Attorney General apparently promised him if he pleaded guilty he wouldn't spend a day in jail). This bias was also apparent in its complete lack of interest in the Mossad movers, who were watching the hijackers prior to 9/11, but who neglected to tell us about them(the video they took of themselves in Liberty Park waiting for the first impact at the World Trade Center is now classified by our Government, but do you think they care?).

Jan 03 08:06

Jewish editor sacked for publishing article

This article was sent to Debbie Ducro, a American-Jewish journalist with the Kansas City Jewish Chronicle. She published it, and was fired the next day.

Jan 03 07:47

Do we live on the same planet?

If anybody harboured any illusions about the settler state of Israel, surely now those illusions must shattered as surely as the shattered bodies of Palestinian children are.

The question is, what can we do about it when we have a complicit government and a complicit media ganging up on our consciousness?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I actually got an email from Time Warner Cable, apparently a lot of you did send in comments that FOX News and CNN should be made optional choices on the channel line up.

So, I take it they are very scared right now, as well they should be. ABCNNBBCBS are losing the war for the minds of America.

Jan 03 07:42

Thousands across UK protest against Gaza bombings

Israel launched the offensive after more than a week of Palestinian rocket fire that followed a six-month truce.

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As usual, no mention that it was Israel that broke the truce on November 4th with the blockade, and November 5th with the attack that killed 6 Hamas officials.

Jan 02 19:49

Israel Claims Success In War Spin

“Whenever Israel is bombing, it is hard to explain our position to the world,” said Avi Pazner, Israel’s former ambassador to Italy and France, and one of the officials drafted in to present Israel’s case to the world media. “But at least this time everything was ready and in place.”

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You just go on telling yourself that, Avi. Just go on telling yourself that.

Jan 02 14:16

AP: Maybe Israel is targeting women, children, and mosques; but …

For whenever the most powerful military power in the Middle East needs that extra boost of rocket-propelled propaganda, they turn to The Associated Press to make sure we “understand” it wasn’t really their fault. I call this phenomenon the “informational secondary explosion” — so-named after one of the IDF’s favorite explanations for why the accidental and unfortunate results of its heroic airstrikes ”appear to be“ so “collaterally damaging.”

Here’s how it works.

The first explosion is the initial, shocking account of the death of women, children, elderly, etc., and the obliteration of mosques, ambulances, universities, and such; while the crucial, secondary explosion is the unbiased, objective, conscientious, contextual background on the ”unintended recipients” of said fate.

The informational secondary explosion has the suggestive net effect of telling the reader: “See? It wasn’t all that bad. When you put 2 and 2 together you get — uh, well — legitimate targets!”

Jan 02 08:56

The Huffington Post: Israeli-Occupied Territory

When Arianna nabbed $25 million from Oak Investment Partners, of Palo Alto, California, she was acquired by a financial network that also has significant investments in the Israeli arms industry – an industry, I might add, directly subsidized and controlled by the Israeli government. For example, Oak Investment has invested in IET/Intelligent Electronics, now morphed into Clickservice Software, an Israeli-based company that makes sophisticated weapons systems and sells them to clients such as "an unnamed Far Eastern country." Oak Investment partner Fred Harman now sits on the Huffington Post's board.

Case closed. Mystery solved.

Jan 02 07:58

Government aid could save U.S. newspapers, spark debate

Connecticut lawmaker Frank Nicastro sees saving the local newspaper as his duty. But others think he and his colleagues are setting a worrisome precedent for government involvement in the U.S. press.

Jan 01 13:17

A Curious Case of Cynthia McKinney.

So… the Israelis come out into international waters and scatter the waves with machine gun fire and then ram this boat, “Dignity” and some people are asking if it even happened or happened anywhere near the way they said it happened because Cynthia, you know, she likes to push policemen around and she’s got that 9/11 virus. Official sources say that this boat, which isn’t built for the job, took evasive action and that’s why it happened when …the boats that are designed for this sort of thing hit her. Later it was just called an accident that happened three times. The cool thing about dealing with reality instead of fiction is that you don’t have to stretch the truth cause the truth will just stretch itself to contain whatever's needed to prove once again that truth is stranger than fiction depending on your version of the truth.

Jan 01 11:26

Will AP Stop at Nothing to Push for War on Iran?

The Associated Press Lies and Deceives While Defaming Islam and Christianity, in Its Latest Apologia for Israel’s Massacre on Gaza

Dec 31 09:18

Letters: Readers Respond Israel and the Palestinians

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Can you spot the obvious Israeli shill among the letters?

Dec 31 08:50

Israeli Military Declares Online Media ‘Another War Zone’

As the media struggles to get up-to-date information, television news coverage is narrow, and often relies on interviews with Israeli government officials explaining why the killings are righteous and legitimate expressions of democracy and freedom, more and more people are turning to online news sites (like WRH) for their war coverage.

The Israeli military has therefore announced that online media and the blogosphere are another warzone for the military to manage.

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Welcome to the front lines!

Dec 31 08:39

Lights Out in Gaza, News Blackout in US

Despite international outcry over escalating violence, the U.S. mainstream media continues to privilege a prepackaged narrative in which Israel's actions are never disproportionate, never counterproductive and certainly never gratuitous. According to the mainstream media, the U.S. must continue uncompromisingly supporting Israel because the allegedly beleaguered democracy is held hostage by monomaniacal Islamofascists who are inherently evil. Promoting a paradigm in which Israel is always David up against Goliath, the U.S. media presents suffering Palestinians as expendable for the greater cause of Israel winning its epic struggle. To justify U.S.'s carte blanche to Israel, the mainstream media restricts American readers to an echo chamber in which the following claims are repeated ad nausem until they are mistaken for fact:

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This is WHY we should demand that CNN and FOX news, indeed ALL news channels be optional for cable TV systems. We know they are lying; why should we be forced to pay for it? I will gladly trade all of CNN and FOX (and all of MSNBC except for Olbermann and Maddow) for The Daily Show.

Dec 30 09:07

TV News Winds Down Operations on Iraq War

“Americans like their wars movie length and with a happy ending,” Mr. Boettcher said. “If the war drags on and there is no happy ending, Americans start to squirm in their seats. In the case of television news, they began changing the channel when a story from Iraq appeared.”

Dec 27 08:15

NY Times solution to the economic crisis: Raise the Gas Tax

Dec 25 06:35

Survey: Americans prefer Web over papers to read news

The Internet has surpassed newspapers as the main source for national and international news for Americans, according to a new survey.

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Corporate media is going the way of the dodo bird and the dribble glass.

Why? Because it has become, in the main, the enabler of governments which lie to their people in order to accomplish their geopolitical goals.

By doing so, it has absolutely sown the seeds of its own demise.

Americans who are sick and tired of having been lied to on such a consistent basis are finding a fresh, reasonable, and generally more truthful perspective on the net.

That's why honest internet so terrifies governments.

Dec 24 17:12

Americans prefer news from Web to newspapers

The Internet has surpassed newspapers as the main source for national and international news for Americans, according to a new survey.

Dec 22 05:21

The Alliance for Climate Protection

Watched Stephanopolous on ABC Sunday. He was interviewing 'Tel Aviv Joe' Biden. During a commercial break I happened to notice a commercial brought to us, the unwashed masses by 'The Alliance for Climate Protection'.

Dec 20 11:56

Larisa Alexandrovna: One of my sources died in a plane crash last night

Mike Connell set-up the alternate email and communications system for the White House. He was responsible for creating the system that hosted the infamous GWB43.com accounts that Karl Rove and others used. When asked by Congress to provide these emails, the White House said that they were destroyed. But in reality, what Connell is alleged to have done is move these files to other servers after having allegedly scrubbed the files from all "known" Karl Rove accounts.

Dec 19 07:54

MSNBC co-host mugged outside D.C. hotel

Brzezinski says the incident happened as she waited for a car to pick her up for the 6 a.m. broadcast. She says she was embarrassed by what happened and complained the bell desk should have been paying attention.

Dec 17 08:34

Dozens of states set for analog TV shutoff test Wednesday

If your TV screen goes blank Wednesday afternoon, don't panic—it's only a test.

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This is only a te...[NO CARRIER]

Dec 16 10:40

The writing's on the wall for the old-style American newspaper

Dec 16 09:32

Failure at the FCC

Martin supports a-la-carte programming, while the cable industry opposes it. Under a-la-carte programming, cable customers could pick which channels they want rather than pay a flat rate for a bundle of stations.

At first blush, the idea sounds like a good one that could give customers more choice and allow for lower bills. But in reality the logistics of customizing every subscriber's cable package and bill would likely drive up prices. At the same time, many of the smaller niche channels would disappear for lack of subscriber interest, resulting in fewer choices.

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What this is really about is that the "basic service" includes the propaganda channels like FOX, CNN, etc. Given the lack of public trust in the corporate media it is unlikely most cable subscribers would keep those channels if they had a choice.

The claim that "the logistics of customizing every subscriber's cable package and bill would likely drive up prices" is totally unfounded since cable companies already track each customers account separately for the premium channels, par per views, etc.

This article has an agenda to preserve the current system, which forces propaganda channels on every cable TV viewer without choice.

Dec 15 08:21

The Real Story Behind the Rushed Blagojevich Bust: How the Feds Are Frustrated by Losing (Maybe) Half of Their Case

Conventional wisdom holds that U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald ordered the FBI to arrest Rod Blagojevich before sunrise Tuesday in order to stop a crime from being committed. That would have been the sale of the Senate seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama.

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Was the case forced into the public eye to prevent further damage?

Dec 14 17:19

Read all about it! US newspapers fall prey to the internet and recession

The US newspaper industry is in a full-blown crisis that has seen its business model dynamited by technology and its dwindling prospects threatened by the financial meltdown, which has, in effect, forced advertising revenue off a cliff.

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Mostly, it is because the readers object to being fed a line of bovine excrement with their ads every day.

See "I am blogger, Hear Me Roar!"

Dec 13 21:19

US newspapers struggling to survive

"What's black and white and completely over?" Stewart asked viewers of his popular mock news television show on Comedy Central.

"Newspapers!"

Dec 12 08:39

Planet P. Cockburn

Planet P. Cockburn is particularly interesting to the curious observer, because of its elliptical orbit around both state-corporate media and the alternative ones and because of its influence on people and events.

Appeared in the Counterpunch Galaxy, Total Defeat for U.S. in Iraq - It's All Spelled Out in Unpublicized Agreement, dazzles as a star: "America's bid to act as the world's only super-power and to establish quasi-colonial control of Iraq, an attempt which began with the invasion of 2003, has ended in failure."

Dec 11 15:19

Caylee is Dead, Long Live the Media Distractions

This Caylee story must be one of the most important events in the world. Why else would the news channels spend so much time on it?

I heard that in another part of the world there are also a few children dying. Starving, blown to bits or from lack of medical care.

Now where is that place? The talking heads are silent on it so it's easy to forget. The budget must be tight because I don't think Gretta has been sent there. Not newsworthy I suppose.

Oh yeah, I remember now, someplace called Gaza.

Dec 10 14:05

Exposed: The Top 6 Islam Hating Media Types

"The term "Islamophobia" refers to hostility toward Islam and Muslims that tends to dehumanize an entire faith, portraying it as fundamentally alien and attributing to its followers an inherent, essential set of negative traits, such as irrationality, intolerance and violence....

Dec 09 13:47

Current.com Caught Censoring BofA/Blagojevich Coincidence

We were happy to see that the member-submitted news media site Current.com ran our recent post on TV.

Dec 09 09:52

Bill Conlin: Two-minute warning for our beloved sportswriters

If the printed page dies, there is no denying that the fatal wounds have been self-inflicted. There was an elitist smugness even in the press boxes of the 1960s, when Howard Cosell was just a radio nobody hustling for interviews in clubhouses filled with sports writers who treated him like a wad of gum stuck to the soles of their Florsheims. One of my early idols, Dick Young, railed at TV crews trolling for sound bites on his clubhouse turf. And this was before the Internet had a name or an existence.

Dec 08 08:49

US media giant considers bankruptcy

Tribune Co. - the US publisher, broadcaster and owner of the LA Times and Chicago Tribune - is preparing to file for bankruptcy protection.

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