Resignation on USA TV
This morning I
clicked on the television and thought another 9/11 had occurred. The
screen said BREAKING NEWS on one channel, FOX NEWS ALERT on another.
I thought to myself "what happened!" I soon came to find out
it was the resignation of Binyamin Netanyahu from Sharon's cabinet.
As Fox discussed this news event, they showed archival footage of Bibi.
However the film footage wasn't Bibi as former Prime Minister nor speaking
in a Knesset meeting, it was stock footage of Bibi wearing a kippah,
placing a note in the Western Wall surrounded by bearded religious Jewish
men-you know-the same ones which the Israeli government is trying to
silence, the same ones that are an irrelevant demographic to the world
the always-in-Jerusalem and always-pro-Arab reporter reported that Netanyahu
resigned as a political move and it would not stop the beginning of
the pullouts. Pullouts, yes, Sharon told the world this is the first
of the beginning, it is as what Alon Pincus called today "a trial"
to see what happens. Alon Pincus, former consular general of Israel
based in New York was on the phone with Fox News running the spin for
the Sharon camp. Pincus was able to manipulate the three Fox talking
heads which all soon followed along bobbling about how Netanyahu was
doing this to save himself. In a exhibition of empty headedness like
never seen before, the three parrots all agreed with each other that
Israel will be pulling out of Gaza no matter what. Although it's easy
to point the finger at Bibi, people with selective memories forget it
was Bibi that called for a referendum, a public vote on the withdraw
of Gaza, but it was Sharon who refused this. What's the slogan on those
Orange bracelets the peope are wearing--it says Give the Vote to the
People! Bibi tried, Sharon said no.
In a report from
Tel Aviv, Martin Fletcher, the notoriously pro-Arab correspondent said
Netanyahu will be running against Sharon next year and if Netanyahu
wins, "there will be no more withdraws from occupied Palestinian
lands." Fletcher, the British accented reporter who often speaks
with a sharp tongue against all things Israeli, is the same man who
once openly admitted accepting invitations from young Arabs to film
violent attacks against Jewish residents in Judea and Samaria.
These news channels
have tremendous influence over the American population. They say they
exist to report "news," but as a demonstration of their lack
of serious news coverage, they missed the real stories of the world.
Today riots were occurring in Iraq, 2.5 million people are starving
in Niger, and one million people were evacuated in China from a typhoon.
These three stories all seemed to make it into European news agencies,
but not in the United States.
On this day, like
every other day, the American talking heads only reported what they
felt was vital. After covering Bibi, MSNBC went into a report of owls
nesting in the field of a high school and a separate report on how to
sit in the sun and get a tan. CNN went into coverage of the rainy weather
taking place on the Atlantic seaboard and Fox News dived into an important
report on beating the common cold by drinking orange juice and then
something about Brittany Spears and her misadventures with the paparazzi.
So there you have
it, just another day in the life of the American media. With each new
day arises another opportunity to mimize the importance of a political
change in the Jewish state while reinforcing the idea that there is
an occupation of Palestine. With all the war being waged by radical
Islam and the human suffering occurring on the globe, they are busy
reporting on vital issues such as suntans, wild birds and pop singers.
The blood thirsty
Romans knew how to control their people, they won hearts and influenced
minds using bread and circuses. In America, the media aids in controlling
the populace by utilizing flashy graphics and impressive sound effects,
they show only what they feel we should think is important. There is
a phrase often heard in the USA called the Dumbing Down of America which
was demonstrated today by the three top news channels. In summation
of today's news reporting, although Bibi's resignation was reported,
the resignation and the expulsion itself became nothing more than something
to be giggled at by some ditzy reporter as she apathetically declared,
"its not like Bibi leaving is going to stop the Gaza disengagement