The further to the left or the right you move, the more your lens on life distorts.

Sunday, March 11, 2018


Over the years, I have written dozens of posts outlining the Left's ongoing effort to demonize, delegitimize, sanction, boycott and otherwise attempt to eliminate the State of Israel. At the same time, the Left's trained hamsters in the media have been among the most active advocates for the Left's anti-Israel meme—one that creates a fantasy image of the palestinians as an "oppressed" people, that a fantasy country called "palestine" is "occupied" by Israelis (who BTW have lived there for millenia), and at the same time puts all of the responsibility for "peace" at the feet of the Israelis. The palestinians' broken promises, extreme violence, terror activities, blatant anti-semitism, human right abuses, outright lies, and refusal to negotiate in good faith are conveniently ignored by the Left and their trained hamsters in the media.

All of this culminated in the most anti-Israel president and administration in American history with the election of Barack Obama, his Team of 2s, and his nincompoop Secretary of State, John Kerry. Because Obama was a leftist, his view of Israel parroted the leftist meme and his policies followed suit. And because the media idolized Obama, they were perfectly willing to support and promote the past president's anti-Israel bias.

In a fascinating video, media critic Richard Landes exposes the blatant bias and dishonesty that the trained hamsters in the media have promoted over the years. First, Landes simply presents examples, but then he deconstructs it for what it is—lies, misdirection and the promotion of the politics of destruction. Even more important, he notes that the hamsters refuse to present the palestinians own words (in Arabic)—their demand that Israel cease to exist; that they intend to take over the land of Israel from the "shoreline" to the Jordanian border; that there are "no concessions;" that compromise is not possible; that peace can only occur when Israel is destroyed; that any interim "agreements" are a subterfuge and that war will continue until Israel is eliminated. The left-leaning media outright refuses to acknowledge any of this, let alone report the words of palestinian leaders.

Richard Landes argues that the likes of CNN and the BBC (among many media sources) are perfectly willing to promote palestinian propaganda. After all, they've been doing so for decades and in all likelihood, will continue to do so for decades to come. On many issues, but particularly on the Israeli-Palestinian issue, much of the Western news media has demonstrated repeatedly that they cannot and should not be trusted as a source of legitimate information.