Thursday, July 05, 2012

Stuck On Stupid: The Media Jumps Into The Arafat Poisoning "Story"

Don't get stuck on stupid, reporters. We are moving forward. And don't confuse the people please. You are part of the public message. So help us get the message straight. And if you don't understand, maybe you'll confuse it to the people.
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With Al Jazeera reporting on an investigation that Arafat's death may have been due to polonium poisoning, the media has jumped on the bandwagon.

Of course, this is the same Al Jazeera that threw a party for terrorist Samir Kuntar who murdered a 4 year old child:

In any case, Reuters is no more above whitewashing terrorists and murderers than Al Jazeera is.

Reuters offers a whitewash of Arafat's life entitled The legacy of Arafat, beginning with the following picture:

Reuters alerts us immediately to the spin they intend to do here, by using the caption:
An undated picture handed out by the Palestinian Authority shows Palestinian President Yasser Arafat during his stay in Lebanon.
During Arafat's stay in Lebanon?
Was he a welcome guest?


For those who forget, after increasing tension and fighting between Arafat's terrorist PLO and Jordan, King Hussein kicked them out and Arafat and his men ended up in Lebanon--from where Arafat continued his terrorist attacks and brought instability to Lebanon.

Here are some more photos Reuters would have you remember Arafat by.

The ones on the left (Arafat with Mandela, Mother Teresa and Pope John Paul II) are from Reuters.
The ones from the right (Arafat with Saddam Hussein, Sheikh Ahmed Ismail Hassan Yassin and Ayatollah Khomeini), from Yasser Arafat and his political allies from Tom Gross's Mideast Media Analysis, and somehow did not make it into Reuter's montage in honor of Arafat (hat tip: LBD).

No doubt Reuters, like the rest of the media, also forgot that Arafat was responsible for the murder of US ambassador Cleo Noel, among others in Khartoum in 1973.

So along with Reuters, it is only to be expected that the media will no doubt jump on a story that Arafat was poisoned with Polonium.

The problem is:

With all of the contradictions involved, the media does not hesitate to jump in and make a fuss.

These days, the media is not objective.
It is merely objectionable.

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