Why the Media is Silent on what Hamas is actually doing? Ask Eason Jordan

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Why the Media is Silent on what Hamas is actually doing? Ask Eason Jordan

Royal Forester Well our duty doesn’t included get­ting our­selves killed.

The Adven­tures of Robin Hood, The Com­ing of Robin Hood 1955

Mr. Spock: It was far eas­ier for you as civilised men to behave like bar­bar­ians, than it was for them to behave like civilised men.

Star Trek: Mir­ror Mir­ror 1067

You know how the foes of “reli­gion” have no prob­lem hit­ting Chris­tian­ity via par­ody, in film or TV, but pee their pants at the hint of offend­ing Islam because they are afraid of get­ting their throats cut?

Same thing in Gaza with Hamas

What is dis­turb­ing is that for­eign jour­nal­ists did not bother (or dare) to ask any of the Hamas lead­ers and self-​proclaimed spokes­men whether they were hid­ing inside the hos­pi­tal, regard­less of what the answer would doubt­less be. They appar­ently did not even ask them­selves this question. .

One for­eign jour­nal­ist explained that ask­ing such a ques­tion would have “endan­gered my life.” Another admit­ted over cof­fee that he and his col­leagues were too scared to report news that would anger Hamas and other rad­i­cal groups.

“We know that Hamas uses Pales­tini­ans as human shields,” the reporter, who asked not to be iden­ti­fied, said. “But why would you report this when you are sit­ting in the mid­dle of the Gaza Strip, sur­rounded by Hamas gunmen?”

Of course Hamas would claim that this is almost as unlikely as them sum­mar­ily exe­cut­ing peo­ple with­out trial

Pales­tin­ian sources have con­firmed that Hamas has exe­cuted at least 13 Pales­tini­ans on sus­pi­cion of “col­lab­o­ra­tion” with Israel. None of the sus­pects was brought to trial, and the exe­cu­tions were report­edly car­ried out in the most bru­tal man­ner, with tor­ture that included severe beat­ing and break­ing arms and legs.

Accord­ing to the sources, Hamas has also been shoot­ing sus­pected “col­lab­o­ra­tors” in the legs to pre­vent them from mov­ing around. Many oth­ers, includ­ing Fatah activists, have been placed under house arrest by Hamas

For those of you who doubt this let me quote Cos­mic X who reminds us of a fel­low at CNN named Eason Jor­dan

Over the last dozen years I made 13 trips to Bagh­dad to lobby the gov­ern­ment to keep CNN’s Bagh­dad bureau open and to arrange inter­views with Iraqi lead­ers. Each time I vis­ited, I became more dis­tressed by what I saw and heard — awful things that could not be reported because doing so would have jeop­ar­dized the lives of Iraqis, par­tic­u­larly those on our Bagh­dad staff.

Via Yid with Lid who also notes when John Reed of the Finan­cial Times tweeted this:

was answered with this:

In response, @Saritah_91 tweeted: “We’ll hold you respon­si­ble if Israel uses your tweet to bomb the hos­pi­tal & then jus­tify it.”

Yeah these guys are going to be all nice about that.

If any­one thinks a CNN or NBC name is going to risk get­ting him­self shot over report that annoys Hamas you’re out of your mind.

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Royal Forester Well our duty doesn’t included getting ourselves killed.

The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Coming of Robin Hood 1955

Mr. Spock: It was far easier for you as civilised men to behave like barbarians, than it was for them to behave like civilised men.

Star Trek:  Mirror Mirror 1067

You know how the foes of “religion” have no problem hitting Christianity via parody, in film or TV,  but pee their pants at the hint of offending Islam because they are afraid of getting their throats cut?

Same thing in Gaza with Hamas

What is disturbing is that foreign journalists did not bother (or dare) to ask any of the Hamas leaders and self-proclaimed spokesmen whether they were hiding inside the hospital, regardless of what the answer would doubtless be. They apparently did not even ask themselves this question. .

One foreign journalist explained that asking such a question would have “endangered my life.” Another admitted over coffee that he and his colleagues were too scared to report news that would anger Hamas and other radical groups.

“We know that Hamas uses Palestinians as human shields,” the reporter, who asked not to be identified, said. “But why would you report this when you are sitting in the middle of the Gaza Strip, surrounded by Hamas gunmen?”

Of course Hamas would claim that this is almost as unlikely as them summarily executing people without trial

Palestinian sources have confirmed that Hamas has executed at least 13 Palestinians on suspicion of “collaboration” with Israel. None of the suspects was brought to trial, and the executions were reportedly carried out in the most brutal manner, with torture that included severe beating and breaking arms and legs. 

According to the sources, Hamas has also been shooting suspected “collaborators” in the legs to prevent them from moving around. Many others, including Fatah activists, have been placed under house arrest by Hamas

For those of you who doubt this let me quote Cosmic X who reminds us of a fellow at CNN named Eason Jordan

Over the last dozen years I made 13 trips to Baghdad to lobby the government to keep CNN’s Baghdad bureau open and to arrange interviews with Iraqi leaders. Each time I visited, I became more distressed by what I saw and heard — awful things that could not be reported because doing so would have jeopardized the lives of Iraqis, particularly those on our Baghdad staff.

Via Yid with Lid who also notes when John Reed of the Financial Times tweeted this:

was answered with this:

In response, @Saritah_91 tweeted: “We’ll hold you responsible if Israel uses your tweet to bomb the hospital & then justify it.”

Yeah these guys are going to be all nice about that.

If anyone thinks a CNN or NBC name is going to risk getting himself shot over  report that annoys Hamas you’re out of your mind.

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