Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Save us from Christiane Amanpour and her “God’s Warriors”

So I caught Christiane Amanpour’s ‘God’s Warriors’ on CNN. Tonight was “Jewish Warrior” night and it was one of the most pathetic pieces of biased ‘journalism” that I have ever witnessed, with the possible exception of the kind of stuff you will find on Al Jazeera on a bad day. Amanpour seemed extremely desperate to prove a moral equivalency between a few hundred Israeli kooks who live on the far fringes of Israeli society, and the international Muslim Jihad of the 9/11 sort. She delved into every incident of “Jews-behaving-badly” since the beginning of time. It was such a stretch that at one point I literally burst out in laughing. At other points I truly felt embarrassed for pour Amanpour. With all of the “bad Jews” incidents cited over the decades, it amounted to the equivalent of about 30 seconds of the International Muslim Jihad. I suspect that she will try to pull the same moral equivalency stunt on “Christian Warriors” in the next few episodes of this sorry TV epic.

Amanpour repeatedly referred to the disputed territories of the West Bank as “OCCUPIED TERRITORY,” with an authoritative tone, and she did so every few minuets throughout the entire show; it was like reliving the pathetic journalism of the 1970's. Of course, she did not specify who the territory was occupied from. A little history lesson going back a few hundred years: The Turks controlled the area until 1917, then the British until 1948, Then the Jordanians until 1967, then Israel. Jordan renounced its claim to the territory in the late 1980’s. The land was never controlled by any “Palestinian” entity…ever. Thus, for a journalist to call it “OCCUPIED TERRITORY” is about as biased as another journalist calling it “LIBERATED TERRITORY.” The accurate, none biased term for any non-biased journalist would be “DISPUTED TERRITORY.” Anything else is simply an editorial statement masquerading as journalism. And that’s all you really need to know about Christiane Amanpour and her latest atrocious attempt as journalism.

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