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Bias…or just bad reporting and analysis at the Washington Post?

From the same folks who brought you the reporter who thought the most riveting question of the day at Obama’s first press conference was what he thought about A-Rod’s admitted steroid use comes this gem from its story today on the election results in Israel:

“In many ways, the deep split in the Israeli electorate mirrors the split within the Palestinian government, between the Fatah party that controls the West Bank and the Hamas organization that controls the Gaza Strip.”

You just gotta love those Fatah “moderates”…such peace lovers…especially in comparison to those evil Israeli nationalists leaders such as Bibi, Lieberman, Elon…

WaPo would have us believe that Hamas and Bibi are just two peas in a pod…

Really?

The Washington Post has long had terrible Israel coverage…My question:

Is it bias…or just bad reporting and analysis?

February 11, 2009 Posted by | Politics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Israel’s enemy is not Hamas…

Although we continually hear it in all the media, Israel’s enemy right now is not Hamas.  Rather its enemy is Gaza.

Israel cannot pretend to be fighting a war against Hamas.  Israel must make it clear that its enemy is not the democratically elected governing party.  For the media and anyone else to believe such a thing is pure naivete.   Gazan Arabs overwhelmingly elected a government whose primary goal as stated in its own Charter is the elimination of the State of Israel.  Hamas, as such, is not some fringe terrorist group, nor is it a bunch of freedom fighters. When Israel disengaged and pulled its own people from their homes in Gaza for the sake of peace, the Gazan Arabs who remained, in addition to electing a terrorist organization to rule over them, they declared war on its neighbor.   Gazan Arabs were given their freedom and as such even those who claim Hamas isn’t a terrorist organization, but rather freedom fighters, have no basis for such differentiation in terms, as it is indisputable that the Gazan Arabs were given their freedom when Israel disengaged.  Unfortunately, Israel gave up Gaza for peace.  On the same day, Israel withdrew its population and handed over territory to the Gazan Arabs to rule over themselves they chose to declare war with Israel by starting a missile barrage against Israel that has lasted ever since…
Finally Israel is doing the right thing…defending itself against not just Hamas, but rather the Gazan Arab enemy.  How can anyone expect Israel to fight a war based on proportionality of force?  Suggestions that Israel or anyone else should fight a “moral” war based on proportionality of force is absolutely amoral when the only winner in such a war is the one posing the existential threat to the other.  In this case, Israel must do all it can and with all its force to protect itself from the existential threat posed against her…which is not simply Hamas…but Gaza…which at present time unfortunately, means the Fatah alternative is no better than Hamas…

January 13, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The New American Judaism

I am disappointed with American Jews to say the least.  This you would know from my previous posting.

I mean we just can’t ever get it right.

And the fact that we have voted so overwhelmingly for a man who is a mystery when it comes to a lot of issues except Israel and the Jewish People.

What we do know is the friends the President-Elect sought out to catapult his political career do not share the same concerns as Jews.

Rashid Khalidi…former official press liason for the PLO when it was considered a terrorist organization compares Israeli settlers to Osama Bin Laden and the alleged Israeli oppression of the arabs worse than naziism…Obama admitted that Khalidi opened his eyes and he will take what he learned from Khalidi with him forever… (see LA Times – Call To Action , Ask Khalidi )

Rev. Jeremiah Wright…preached black liberation theology, anti-semitic, anti-zionist, racist ideology while Obama sat in his pews for 20 years without condemning his mentor once…

William Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn…communist and anti-zionist unrepentant domestic terrorists are his mentors…Obama has condemned their actions but has refused to condemn them personally to this day…

I made mention of his friends many times as not being a diversion of the issues but the core of all issues. (Obama’s friends ,Strange Bedfellows )

His whole campaign void of ideas and substance…consisting of mere slogans…with his consistent bashing of Bush, we can assume at least, he is against anythng Bush is for…and that is not good for Jews as Bush has been the best friend Israel has ever had…

With Obama tapping Rahm Emanuel as his Chief of Staff, you will indubitably hear from Jews a collective hurrah!  Solely because he is Jewish?

They will claim he is an orthodox Jew… but that fact alone doesn’t mean all Jews are good for the Jews…this is akin to asserting that Obama’s skin color automatically makes his policies good for blacks…his skin color alone however I will admit should serve to inspire all those of minority groups in the US and world-wide…

As for Rahm, his father sounds cool…but Rahm’s service under Clinton was in coordinating the failed Oslo accords…

You will hear that his father fought in the Irgun…Sounds good to me! But ironically, the Jews trying to defend Obama would in any other situation be the ones claiming the Irgun was a terrorist organization akin to Hamas.  But what does that have to do with Rahm’s policies and priorities?

Nothing.

Dennis Ross, Rahm Emanuel, and other distinguished Jews were destructive in their efforts under Clinton in forcing Israel hand to make concessions for peace with an enemy who did not want peace….and the result was Intifada and deaths of innocent Israelis and Americans.

Peace Now activists all but disappeared from the scene after Clinton’s attempts to push Israel into making painful and fatal concessions to the Palestinian Authority…hopefully the Rahm appointment doesn’t wake all these Peace Now activists up from their slumber again and start Israel down the dangerous path again…

Jews have gone to bat for Obama by asserting Obama is a friend of Israel and the Jewish People because his wife’s first cousin was the “black rabbi” of the southside.  But they will not answer the question why the did he not go to his cousin’s synagogue instead of sitting in the pews of Rev. Wright’s church for 20 years.

But of course Jews will defend their man until the cows come home.

The simple reason:

The new American Judaism.

Today in America secular Jews dominate the scene.  The majority in Jewish opinion circles are non-orthodox.  Where in orthodox Jewish circles you will find more than 80% with conservative ideology, less than 20% of the non-orthodox Jewish circles share the same views.  While secular Jews have retained their cultural identity by enjoying a good bagel with a shmear of cream cheese ( what we call gastronomic Jews), they stopped believing in God…and in fact took the Jewish idea of “fearing God” to a wholly non-Jewish idea of being “scared of God.”  Sadly, secular Jews began thinking it was funny to mock their brethren who do…and unfortunately have condemned our gentile friends of faith as well…they are scared of not just God but those who believe in an existence of such higher spiritual power.

The American Judaism consists of a Jew without Judaism.

Reminiscent of the days of communism when Soviet Jews filled the vacuum created by the lack of religion with a Party…the communist party…secular Jews in America today have filled the vacuum and replaced their religious identity with a Party…it may not be the communist one…but it appears to moving in that direction very quickly…

What a shanda!

November 6, 2008 Posted by | Politics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Testing Obama and change…

It is heartwarming to reaffirm what we have always known…America is a place of opportunity for all…no matter one’s race, religion, national origin, (although still worried about that gender thing as I speak of in my blog American Tolerance), and as we saw last night even 2 dimensional figures lacking any substance…I never understood the need to prove to the world that Americans are a tolerant people…especially by electing a man whose substance consists of mere slogans…I hope my concerns are unfounded…

It is now more important than ever before to not just hope…but to make certain he understands that we are watching him…and for a smart guy who does things based on political expediency, unless we make it clear that he will be out of power with a vote just as easily as he and his colleagues have gained power, we must continue to make our voices heard…we can only do that by keeping ourselves educated…

i’m also kind of wondering what happens once all the information the msm and obama have been suppressing for so long finally comes out now that he is elected…actually begins to make headlines…at least it will serve one good purpose…keeping us all involved…

I guarantee you I will continue to be as passionate as ever for the values and principles our great country was founded on…continuing to stand up for all that makes America great…It remains the duty of all Americans to make sure The One and his minions do not trample on our constitution and free market principles…

This just in:
Upon hearing the news of the Obama’s impending presidency, Biden’s words are already ringing true…Obama is being tested…not within 6 months…but within 6 hours…
While Hamas is already praising Obama on his victory Gaza has violated its truce with Israel and has begun firing over 40 missiles into Israel…
Russian president medvedev has called on its military to place short range missiles on its borders to its west…

stay tuned for more tests…

November 5, 2008 Posted by | Politics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The rise of another democratically elected dictator…

I am amazed by history…

I am amazed at how Hitler rose to power…a democratically elected dictator…

Big Brother seems to be upon us already…

Government computers used to access information on a private citizen…

Newspapers with editorial boards who do not endorse a candidate gets kicked off that candidate’s plane…

A candidate promising a new Civilian Security Services separate from the military and police…

This is starting to get really scary…

Although The One may have been anointed by the MSM, he hasn’t been elected yet…

Let the American people decide as it always has…by voting!

UPDATE: The people were hopeless…and they have voted…

change-hitler-obama-lenin

November 2, 2008 Posted by | Politics | , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Ask Professor Khalidi…

The LA Times seems to think it’s not in the public interest what went on at the Jew bashing party Barack Obama attended at his friend Rashid Khalidi’s house.

I was thinking…if the LA Times doesn’t want Americans to know, maybe Professor Khalidi will let us know.

He does not take calls from journalists…only private citizens…

Call 212.666.5463

Amazing little thing that Google search…

October 31, 2008 Posted by | Politics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

LA Times – Call to Action

The time for action is now.

Call and email the LA Times and voice your concern for the lack of journalistic integrity.

readers.rep@latimes.com

(877) 554-4000

If you live in LA or subscribe to the LA Times, I strongly encourage you to:

a.) Cancel you subscription — TODAY!
b.) Make sure the newspaper knows why you canceled.
c.) Grab a copy of the paper and make sure that their advertisers, especially the big ones, know that you’ve canceled and why.
d.) Make sure the newspaper knows you’re talking to their advertisers.
e.) If you can spare some time, picket/protest the LA Times offices.
f.) Encourage your friends, neighbors, coworkers, family, etc. to do the same.
g.) Copy this message to every BLOG you visit and email all who believe the American people deserve journalistic integrity from our press.

UPDATE: Still no word from the LA Times, and it seems this situation has all but been forgotten by the MSM.

October 31, 2008 Posted by | Politics | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

What a day…

Tuesday is just Tuesday…but today was so much more…

Wishing all Americans and the benefactors of the US military men and women who fought in foreign wars a happy Veterans Day!

We all have so much to be thankful for…because of the service of such fine men and women who put country first and valued freedom above all else, not just for Americans but for all throughout the world.

November 12, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

They like us again…

Thanks President-Elect Obama…

They already like us again…

They really do!

November 6, 2008 Posted by | Politics | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Palin defines going rogue…

Palin defines “going rogue” on her return to Anchorage.

When asked by the media about “going rogue,” she responded by asserting that trying to call the press was what her handlers described as her rogueness…

I respect her more every day…

November 6, 2008 Posted by | Politics | , , , | Leave a comment

Congratulations Barack Hussein Obama

Congratulations are in order for our new President-Elect Barack Hussein Obama.

Indeed an amazing victory for so many reasons at such a critical time in our young country’s history.

I may oppose the international man of mystery’s policies and judgment, but I am loyal to the US and will always show honor for our president-elect and the office which he will hold, while in America and abroad. To do otherwise would be un-American.

Let us all pray that the Almighty grant him wisdom and strength in doing the right thing.

And may we continue to serve in our role as the loyal opposition.

November 6, 2008 Posted by | Politics | , , , , , | 1 Comment

American tolerance…

With all this talk about hope and change and the change for hope of changing hope, many insist that the change they wanted was a tolerant America….and with Obama at the help we can hope for it…

Remind me who said that the election would not be about race and in the same breath claimed that the republicans would make it all about race…

It is beyond me, that people in America needed this election to prove to themselves and the world that America is beyond racism, bigotry, and hate…

I guess that’s because in the red state from which I hail, all us redneck conservatives of faith already knew that…

As for bigotry and hate, I am not saying that bigotry does not exist…But what I am saying is that America as a whole is beyond racism and those doubters are hopefully now assured of that by our historic election which is an incredible inspiration to people of all races…

I think our real problem remains, however, in the inherent sexism in this country…This is what we should be talking about…Sexism is hate too…and hopefully Obama can prove his naysayers wrong by leading us into an era void of sexism too…

Given Obama’s poor record, all we have is hope to change the discussion from race to gender…

November 5, 2008 Posted by | Politics | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Time to change…

The landslide that was anticipated: Obama wins popular vote…

The landslide that wasn’t: Obama wins the electoral college vote…

I stand with our country in supporting our new President-Elect to do what is right…

While I will remain just as passionate for the values and principles for which I stand, I have also learned how to communicate with the American people…

As such, I implore all Americans to keep up the fight:

It is now time to change the change for the hope of changing hope to hope for change…

I know I am getting through to you now…

November 5, 2008 Posted by | Politics | , , , | Leave a comment

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