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Some More Goodies You’ll Never See On Network TV

Posted by Phoenix Woman on June 4, 2010

The BBC did a very good documentary some years back about the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty. It’s worth watching. “If it was an accident, it was the best-planned accident I’ve ever heard of.”

Glenn Greenwald points out why the Israelis tried to jam the flotilla’s communications, confiscated the passengers’ cameras, computers, and other devices for recording and transmitting information:

(2) Reporters Without Borders notes that, as of yesterday, Israel continued to detain most journalists on the ships, including their film and cameras, thus preventing any of them from disputing Israeli propaganda; as the NYT reported, Israel was also “refusing to permit journalists access to witnesses who might contradict Israel’s version of events.”  Manifestly, all that was done to ensure that the highly selective and edited video released by the IDF would shape the narrative of what happened and could not be challenged in the first few days of reporting.

(3) The truth, however, always emerges.  See this interview with just-released Al Jazeera reporter Jamal Elshayyal, who was aboard the ship that was attacked, about what really happened and who began the shooting.

One Response to “Some More Goodies You’ll Never See On Network TV”

  1. LanceThruster said

    Love to see this. It’s gotten to the point that I can gauge a media outlets veracity by how it addresses the Liberty attack (and Israel in general) or questions on 9/11.

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