Monday, June 14, 2010

News the HP Does (and Doesn't) Cover: Blockade Edition

The Huffington Post recently decided to give Senator Chuck Schumer headlines when he expressed his support of the two-state solution. The headline was of course misleading: It said that Schumer wanted to "strangle" the Gazans economically, even though he made it clear that was only to get them to change their attitudes. As Matt noted yesterday, that is no more an extreme point of view than most people in BDS or in Free Gaza. In contrast, Schumer endorsed the two state solution but said in his view the Palestinians had not done the same.

Anyway, the Schumer article generated over 5,000 comments, many of them railing against Schumers "bigoted" and "racist" views. As our comment of the day noted, there were others who said this was only proof that Jews secretly control American government.

How ironic it is, therefore, that Mahmoud Abbas himself said the following yesterday (h/t Yaacov Lozowick):
"One of the points that Abbas raised is that the naval blockade imposed by Israel on the Strip should not be lifted at this stage. The European diplomats said Egypt has made it clear to Israel, the U.S and the European Union that it is also opposes the lifting of the naval blockade because of the difficulty in inspecting the ships that would enter and leave the Gaza port."
 I wonder if the hateful words that the HPers have for Senator Schumer and the other "Zionists" in America would be extended to Abbas and Egypt. We are never going to know, of course, because I am predicting the Huffington Post will not cover this story.

4 comments:

  1. Speaking of news the HP doesn't cover, Treppenwitz has a post about the recent increase in violent attacks since checkpoints have been lifed, with two news stories to back it up.

    http://www.treppenwitz.com/2010/06/a-simple-thank-you-note-would-have-sufficed.html

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  2. Of course they won't. The Western Left will never ever criticize the PA. Only Israel.

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  3. The anti-Semitism on the HufPo is now totally out in the open. Rather then attempt to "reform" HP, a campaign needs to be started to label it a hate site.

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  4. I totally agree with you, Califlefty!

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