Friday, August 29, 2008

Try Busting the Zionist Blockade of the Australian Press

Me-tooism in Australian politics has its counterpart in the mainstream media. On the Palestine-Israel conflict, both Fairfax and Murdoch are overwhelmingly pro-Israel in orientation: the former, largely out of cowardice and often (but not always) out of sheer ignorance and/or incompetence*, the second out of pure Zionist zeal.

[* What is one to make, for example, of the Sydney Morning Herald's Jason Koutsoukis, in one and the same report (Crunch time as family fights to keep home from Jewish settlers, 18/8/08), referring to occupied East Jerusalem as "disputed East Jerusalem" while referring to the pre-1967 West Bank as "Jordanian-occupied"?]

One difference between them came with the reporting of the busting of the Israeli naval blockade of Gaza by two vessels manned by 44 activists of the Free Gaza Movement. This brave and inspirational act was completely ignored by Murdoch's The Australian. The SMH, however, covered the action in two reports, Flotilla lands & Gaza blockade fails (25/8/08), lifted from the The LA Times, and Hopes for Gaza protest ships to anchor freedom (26/8/08) by Jason Koutsoukis. Which is not to say that the Herald did justice to the significance of the event. To do that it would have to have published, for example, eye-witness Huwaida Arraf's excellent account, Sailing into Gaza* (palestinechronicle.com, 26/8/08). But, for a Palestinian voice (or even that of an Israeli dissenter) to break into the opinion pages of the Herald would, it seems, be no less a feat than successfully running the Israeli blockade of Gaza.

[*"When a massive earthquake rocked China and cyclones ravaged Myanmar, the world responded. Governments and civilians alike rallied to help. Yet world governments have witnessed a manmade humanitarian catastrophe unfold before our eyes in Gaza. Karen Koning Abu Zayd, head of the United Nations Relief & Works Agency (UNRWA), has asserted that 'Gaza is on the threshold of becoming the first territory to be intentionally reduced to a state of abject destitution, with the knowledge, acquiescence and - some would say - encouragement of the international community'."]

2 comments:

Colonel Neville said...

Dear Chuckles the standard Jew hater bore and humourless mediocrity. Is there no limit to the Islamic sense of auto-conspiracy and paranoia? Nope!

Er, yes I'm sure the Palestinians were simply ecstatic to find an old tub full of hey, Leftard activist boobs!

Every Mother and Father must have been brimming with joy to know that their children, and even their grand children, will still be able to grow up in a profoundly corrupt and dysfunctional Islamist gangster feifdom, where all three year olds have the opportunity to star on a Hamas kids TV show, having learnt their ABC's of suicide/homicide and utter stupid nihilism. And a special thanks to the support of Western Leftard phony twerps dhimmi's!

Gee, I wonder if this is part of why 1.2 billion Mulsims have 7 Nobel Prizes while 14 million Jews have 159 in science, economics, technology, medicine etc, etc. Could be. Um, where did the billions of dollars of aid go? I mean apart from Arafats Swiss bank account...

Still, good luck with the Islamic cripple blame shifting loser routine. It's pure gold. Hey good luck too, with the faith founded by a 7th century paedophile, rapist mass murdering Jew hating loon.

Coincidence? Gotta be, Mister!

You're a slimy inspiration. No, really. I think like many people, I love you. Colonel Neville.

Colonel Neville said...

Dear Chuckles the standard Jew hater bore and humourless mediocrity. Is there no limit to the Islamic sense of auto-conspiracy and paranoia? Nope!

Er, yes I'm sure the Palestinians were simply ecstatic to find an old tub full of hey, Leftard activist boobs!

Every Mother and Father must have been brimming with joy to know that their children, and even their grand children, will still be able to grow up in a profoundly corrupt and dysfunctional Islamist gangster feifdom, where all three year olds have the opportunity to star on a Hamas kids TV show, having learnt their ABC's of suicide/homicide and utter stupid nihilism. And a special thanks to the support of Western Leftard phony twerps dhimmi's!

Gee, I wonder if this is part of why 1.2 billion Mulsims have 7 Nobel Prizes while 14 million Jews have 159 in science, economics, technology, medicine etc, etc. Could be. Um, where did the billions of dollars of aid go? I mean apart from Arafats Swiss bank account...

Still, good luck with the Islamic cripple blame shifting loser routine. It's pure gold. Hey good luck too, with the faith founded by a 7th century paedophile, rapist mass murdering Jew hating loon.

Coincidence? Gotta be, Mister!

You're a slimy inspiration. No, really. I think like many people, I love you. No comment moderation at my blog, Fluffy.

Colonel Neville.