First up is the CBC interview with Meir Weinstein of the JDL at today’s aborted George Galloway Hearing. Now I realize we shouldn’t expect the young lady who conducted the interview to be up on every detail of George Galloway’s comings and goings so maybe whoever assigned her to cover the event should also shoulder some blame for what amounts to an ignorance of both basic facts and background to the story.
At the 1:23 mark of the video she asks Meir “Is there any evidence of that” referring to George Galloway having handed over cash directly to Hamas and personally declaring the donation to be political and not charitable. Meir patiently schools her in the facts.
“Fact, by Galloway’s own admission, broadcast on several Arab television stations: “I, now, here, on behalf of myself, my sister Yvonne Ridley, and the two Respect councillors – Muhammad Ishtiaq and Naim Khan – are giving three cars and 25,000 pounds in cash to Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh. Here is the money. This is not charity. This is politics.” Not charity, but politics. Not to “doctors and nurses who hadn’t been paid,” but to the Hamas gangster “Prime Minister” Ismail Haniyeh who, in fact, is not and was not the Prime Minister of Palestine.”
At the 1:53 mark the young lady asks Meir “Am I right or is your organization on the blacklist in the states”. She is referring to the fact that the original United States incarnation of the Jewish Defense League was indeed once listed as a terrorist organization in the States.
Fact – The JDL is no longer listed as a terrorist organization in the US nor anywhere else other than in the minds of the of the useful idiots of the left in Canada, which is where I suspect our young CBC reporter got her information from. Once again Meir patiently instructs the “media”.
Why do these questions never get asked by our MSM?
I have now had a chance to review some MSM coverage of the George Galloway hearing, with particular attention paid to how they handled interviews with James Clark of the alleged Canadian Peace Alliance. Clark is one of the useful idiots behind the legal action to have George Galloway’s ban rescinded. I was willing to wager that no member of the press, including the young CBC reporter, would ask James Clark about his association with Zafar Bangash, the Islamist thug and shill for the murderous Iranian regime. I doubted also that any of the reporters would ask James Clark of the Canadian Peace Alliance about his attendance at the Cairo Conference where he and others from our “peace loving left” met with members of Hamas, Hezbollah and the Muslim Brotherhod – all terrorist organizations. I was not proven wrong.
Interesting but not surprising; not a single report discusses James Clark and his notorious network. We will change this.
Well the first Dead Tree Report is in, The Toronto Star Reports…nothing of James Clark’s “associations”.
Holy Crap how many CBC’s are there? Here’s another report check out the “on the spot” coverage, I’m certain grade school students could do better.
This is, as of this writing, a 16 hour old CBC Web piece on the Galloway Hearing – nope no questions asked about Clark’s “friends” here.
The Canadian Press interviewed James Clark…gee no questions asked about his “bosom buddies”
Rabble/Babble – Abandon hope, all ye who enter here
CFRA is gay
CTV asks all the non hard questions.
C no news on CNEWS.
The Epic Globe & Fail
Gee am I starting to detect a pattern here….The failure of the MSM to pursue the real story illustrates why it was necessary and valuable for the JDL to take to the street.