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Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Israel exploded AP's offices; Hamas exploded AP's reputation

This weekend's literally explosive revelation that the Associated Press served as a human shield for Hamas has repercussions. In an editorial today, the New York Post called into question years of AP's coverage of the Hamas terror group's attacks on the sovereign state of Israel.

This comes after Israel told AP to evacuate its offices in a Hamas-owned building because it was going to blow the building up because it housed Hamas's spy operations. 

AP howled and cried unfair.

The rest of us said, huh? Hamas was AP's landlord? How in the heck is that ethical? 

Imagine AP renting from Al Qaida or ISIS.

Maybe it did.

The New York Post asked, "If AP really didn’t know it shared space with Hamas, why trust its reporting?"

Good question.

Republican Senator Tom Cotton asked about this on the Senate floor on Monday.

He said, "Why is the Associated Press sharing a building with Hamas?

"Surely these ‘intrepid reporters’ knew who their neighbors were,” Cotton continued before asking: “Did they knowingly allow themselves to be used as human shields by a US-designated terrorist organization? Did AP pull its punches and decline to report for years on Hamas’ misdeeds? I submit that the AP has some uncomfortable questions to answer."

We know the answers. AP lied, Israelis died.

AP management believes that saying it had no knowledge of being a human shield for Hamas gives AP plausible deniability. But even if it did not know (doubtful as that is), AP should have known.

Israel surely did.

The Post editorial said, "Israel later shared some intelligence with the United States. 'We showed them the smoking gun proving Hamas worked out of that building,' a source close to Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi told the Jerusalem Post. 'I understand they found the explanation satisfactory.'

"Of course, we’ve known for years that, as the Israel Defense Forces put it, Hamas 'intentionally locates its military assets in the hearts of civil populations,' even 'hiding behind' media outlets and 'using them as human shields.'

"And AP knew that well, according to one account. 'When Hamas’ leaders surveyed their assets before this summer’s round of fighting, they knew that among those assets was the international press. The AP staff in Gaza City would witness a rocket launch right beside their office, endangering reporters and other civilians nearby — and the AP wouldn’t report it'” says a 2014 Atlantic piece by Matti Friedman. Hamas militants would regularly 'burst into the AP’s Gaza bureau and threaten the staff — and the AP wouldn’t report it'."

That sounds a lot like CNN's admission in 2003 that for 12 years it covered up crimes by Saddam Hussein to keep its bureau open in Baghdad.

But if AP and CNN refuse to publish the truth, why bother having bureaus?

The fact is AP is a foreign agent for Hamas feeding its lies to comfort anti-Semitic lefties in this country.

Biden's secretary of state today provided AP with an excuse by saying Israel did not show HIM any evidence that Hamas ran a military operation inside the building.

He was out of the loop. So what? He's a punk who is a placeholder for the secretary Democrats really want. But Democrats cannot install a senator they trust as secretary of state for fear of losing their 50-50 majority in the Senate.

Nevertheless, AP believes that running a Sgt. Schultz-like claim that they know nothing -- nothing -- gives them cover.

AP's willingness to serve Hamas instead of the truth raises questions about its coverage around the world.

What other devil's bargains has the AP made to secure foreign bureaus around the globe? We know its coverage of Red China and North Korean are communist government approved.

And surely Hamas provided local reporters for AP.

Trusting AP's foreign coverage is about as dumb as trusting its Washington coverage. Come to think of it, AP toes the CIA and FBI line, doesn't it?

Instead of taking offense at being evacuated by Israel before the bombing of the Hamas military intelligence center, AP should be contrite and apologetic about providing Hamas protection.

If AP truly did not know, it would be embarrassed instead of belligerent.

If AP truly were objective, it would not protest the bombing of a terrorist organization's military operations.

Maybe the New York Post will start a wave of newspapers dropping the Associated Press, because this weekend's revelation of it being in bed with Hamas stained AP's reputation with permanent ink.

23 comments:

  1. Sadly, even if we didn’t have a place holder as president, our president or any elected official, for the matter, runs our government. No one.

    Our government, the United States of America, is run by and has foreign and domestic policy set by non-elected bureaucrats that under Trump fully, publicly, flexed their power.

    It was seen under W by the intel community, briefly. Today, it’s out there, open, and unapologetic.

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  2. Don, who do you think is the senator they want for Sec of State? I missed that somewhere? Thanks!

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  3. Hell, at this point even American “Cultural” LibCommie Jews are anti-Semitic. To quote The Prof, loosely: All is proceeding as God has foreseen.

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  4. If Israel revoked the press credentials of the AP on the grounds that it is a hate propaganda operation masquerading as journalism, with a lengthy bill of particulars as proof, and shuttered its offices and expelled its personnel, this might pressure other news outfits into telling the truth.

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    1. No, the MSM would just make up some new lies to smear Israel. SOS,DD.

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  5. Hah. Nothing will pressure the eneMedia to tell the truth.

    Like presidential elections. Every four years, about 3-4 months after the election is over, some news agency does an analysis of all media reporting on the election and *gasp* finds out that the republican candidate, whether he wins or loses, gets much more negative publicity, much less publicity overall, much less front page news articles, less color photographs, less flattering photographs or videos. This has been going on since 1980.

    Election, bad writeups for the Repub. Then, no matter who won, 3-4 months later... "Oops, we done biased our reporting. We'll do better next cycle..."

    What did we learn this time? News organizations chortling about how they conspired to tank the election for Trump. And they got away with it, with no repercussions at all, for the most part.

    Where are the fired reporters, the bureau heads, the owners? Where are the criminal prosecutions? Where are the angry mobs?

    So, well, we've known before that our eneMedia has lied to us, about... Stalin, Hitler, Japan, ChiComs, the Republic of Taiwan (always portraying them in a bad light,) Korea, Vietnam, the Middle East, Europe, the climate, the Sun, the Moon, the stars, the very air we breath...

    With basically no accountability.

    Like, well, how many times has a 'star' reporter finally been called out for blatant falsehoods and just faking or copying other people's work? And then when one does get called out, how often do they actually get fired or prosecuted?

    Nothing negative about the eneMedia surprises me.

    I've seen 12 year olds with better concepts of 'due diligence.'

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    1. This is all truly said. Another reason the AP lied was that they knew the news organizations who pay them as a wire service would never drop them because almost all of them agree with their anti Israeli "resistance" position. Even the Post won't do it. The AP will lose not a cent in revenue or fire any one.

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  6. It appears that the AP collaborated with the Nazis as well:

    https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/ap-collaboration-nazis-reporting-news

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    1. An absolute must-read.

      Your comment doesn't need the word "appears." The AP's attempt at a rebuttal was an epic fail.

      The fact is that AP "ceded control of its output by signing up to the so-called Schriftleitergesetz (editor’s law), promising not to publish any material 'calculated to weaken the strength of the Reich abroad or at home.'"

      https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/tom-blumer/2016/03/30/german-historians-allegation-ap-willingly-cooperated-nazis-1933-1941

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  7. Thousands of rockets fired kill 10 in Israel.

    (the rockets are propelled by a solid mixture of sugar and potassium nitrate, a common fertilizer. The warhead is filled with smuggled or scavenged TNT and urea nitrate, another common fertilizer.)

    Palestinian deaths exceed 200.

    Biden approved a $735 million dollar in weapons sales from the United States to Israel.
    Israel sells so many weapons abroad it’s ranked as the eighth-largest arms exporter on the planet.

    the United States on Monday blocked an attempt of the UN Security Council to pass a joint statement calling for an immediate end to the Israeli-Palestinian violence.

    And Israel promptly "thanked" the United States for blocking the statement urging peace...


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    1. Yes, Jeffery, Trump's peace efforts in the Middle East are still paying dividends.

      In the immortal words of Philip Henry Sheridan, "The only good one is a dead one".

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    2. Go Polish your jackboots. So a clear provocation cannot be delt with?

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  8. This is what Commie News Net did with Saddam all those years.

    Too bad they didn't get the same.

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  9. I have refused to believe anything Ape Pee published for a long time. It's a joke and a trap set by idiots.

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  10. Since the terms Lame Stream Media, Fake News, Drive-by Media are the coin of the realm, why would the people/group behind the name 'Associated Press' carry any weight anyway?

    Asking for a friend.

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  11. The AP will probably lease new office space in another Hamas location.

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    1. Otherwise, they may be swiftly and summarily "evicted."

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  12. AP and Hamas: Coudna happen to nicer guys, and "nice", they ain't!

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