This was as surprising as the sun rising in the morning – HonestReportings take on the Palestinian unity government and its' desperate efforts to find “media anti-Israel bias’ in the coverage.
As ever, blatant dishonesty is HRs mainstay in its’ effort to fabricate bias out of media reporting of the conflict. HR is shocked by an appalling “whitewash” of the evil, violent Palestinians,
Some of the international media attempts to whitewash the new Palestinan unity government.
Palestinian PM Haniyeh has stated that the new Palestinian unity government will support "all forms of resistance".
Naturally, despite the use of quotation marks, Haniyah doesn’t say that anywhere I've seen, and they don't provide a link except to his formal statement. Can’t these guys help themselves, or is lying just second nature to them? This is the relevant part of Haniyehs statement,
The government affirms that resistance is a legitimate right of the Palestinian people as granted by the international norms and charters; our Palestinian people have the right to defend themselves in face of any Israeli aggression and believes that halting resistance depends on ending the occupation and achieving freedom, return and independence.
The government affirms that resistance in all its forms, including popular resistance against the occupation, is a legitimate right of the Palestinian people as granted by the international norms and charters; our Palestinian people have the right to defend themselves in face of any Israeli continuous aggression.
HRs main target is AFP. And, as usual, their criticism of AFP is wrong, regarding the statments of US National Security Advisor, Stephen Hadley.
HR only provide part of Hadleys words quoted by AFP,
"This government needs to renounce terror and violence," Hadley told CNN.
But that wasn’t all Hadley had to say. In the very next sentence, which HR failed to provide for their gullible readers, is this,
"It needs to acknowledge the right of
Ignoring this, HR then screech on cynically about the Quartets demands,
Does the AFP regard a call to renounce terror and violence as "hardline"? What would the AFP consider to be moderation? Why are Hadley's comments, which reflect the position of the Quartet, regarded as such while Haniyeh's do not merit any similar judgment?
Because Hadley’s comments only “reflect the position of the Quartet” after some careful selective quoting of them by HR.
The Quartets demands are not for the recognition of “
Utterly, deliberately dishonest and utterly typical of HR.
Four words from an Australian journalist sum up HRs rubbish perfectly,
Rank distortion…..scurrilous assertions
LA TIMES CHANGES HEADLINE
Warning! : HR arse-covering exercise.
The real problem with the previous ‘Media Critique’ was that HR falsely presented the LA Times headline as the words of Saree Makdisi. When the LA Times later changed the headline, it just highlighted HRs dishonesty.
Just desserts. Idiots.