On June 24, 2011 HuffPost decided this "news" story was so important, so vitally crucial for its global audience to be aware of, that it published it near the top of its front page:
So what did Netanyahu's son say that HuffPost decided was so "stop-the-presses" important that it gave this story such prominent coverage?
Brace yourself. Here's the opening copy from the article (AP):
The Israeli prime minister's 19-year-old son posted disparaging comments about Arabs and Muslims on his Facebook page, an Israeli paper reported Friday. Earlier this year, Yair Netanyahu posted that Muslims "celebrate hate and death," the Haaretz daily reported. After Palestinian assailants entered a West Bank settlement and stabbed five members of an Israeli family to death, he wrote that "terror has a religion and it is Islam."
Well, that sure clears things up. Of course, to the depraved anti-Semites and anti-Israel propagandists who run HuffPost, that constitutes top-of-the-front-page "news." Upon what do we base such an inflammatory allegation? Well, because...
Wait, weren't there just a few other inflammatory statements and actions that emerged from the Middle East in the past few weeks --- yet which HuffPost completely, totally, utterly ignored?
Why yes, there were. Let's take a look:
PA President Mahmoud Abbas said the Palestinian state “will be free of all Jews.”
May 30, Jerusalem Post
Hamas leader: Murdering Jews is still the best way to fight Israel; Palestinian unity state "a mirage"
June 19, USA Today
Palestinian youths charged with the slaughter of Fogel family: "I'm proud of what I did, I did it all for Palestine. I would do it again."
June 5, Jerusalem Post
Click here.to see our extensive documentation of how HuffPost (a) effectively spit in the faces of the Fogel family, including their three-month-old daughter, whom these monsters admit to murdering, and (b) protected Abbas and Hamas from being held to public account for their relation to this slaughter.
(At right: To see the non-blurred images of the Fogel family victims before and after they were slaughtered, proceed to Section 3, here; Caution: graphic.)
PA President Abbas refuses to call Israel a Jewish state, calls on Jews to claim they never had any ties to the land
June 1, Israel National News
Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: "We refuse to recognize a Jewish state"
June 2, Palestinian Authority TV
Abbas shuts down web sites run by opponents
June 11, Jerusalem Post
"PA bans journalists from reporting human rights abuses"
June 5, Jerusalem Post
Previously (March 2011): Gaza cops use ‘beatings, stun guns’ on women reporters,
which HuffPost also completely ignored.
How much coverage did HuffPost give to these stories?
Zero. Zip. Nada.
HuffPost completely ignoring the outrageous, savage statements and acts of Palestinian terrorists and terror-enablers is nothing new.
Nor is its pathological practice of trumpeting every story that could conceivably be framed to libel or malign or incite hate against Israel. We have been documenting how the self-proclaimed "nonpartisan" newspaper has, in effect, been acting as the Palestinians' PR spin machine for years --- while also acting as the West's #1 Internet-based inciter of hate against Israel and Jews. See our master archive of such incidents here.
Some recent incidents:
But it's not like HuffPost ignored all important "news" coming out of the Middle East.
For example, we'll be covering this story tomorrow... which HuffPost published near the top of its World page:
Stay tuned: The truth behind that story --- and the user comments that HuffPost reviewed, approved and decided to publish in reaction to it --- goes live at 10:00am EST tomorrow.
"If you're going to produce great journalism, you have to build a team of people who are working together and driving toward the same goals editorially.”
– Arianna Huffington, April 7, 2011 --- two months after being put in control of all of AOL's "news" and "content"
"AOL's acquisition of HuffPost has allowed us... to continue to change the culture here."
--- Tim Armstrong, Chairman, AOL, who bought HuffPost and put Arianna in charge of all "news" and "content" --- May 14, 2011
“[T]oo many reporters have forgotten that the highest calling of journalists is to ferret out the truth, consequences be damned.”
- Arianna Huffington, July 29, 2008
Conclusion & Action Items
Was this HuffPost's latest effort to incite its 700,000* unique monthly visitors who originate in Muslim-majority nations --- including 250,000 per month from the world's three primary incubators and exporters of Islamist terror and anti-Semitism: Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Pakistan (*up from 350,000 six months ago)?
Or was it merely HuffPost's effort to use its status as the #1 most-read blog on Earth, and a top-ten U.S. “news” site, to continue inciting hate against Israel and Jews throughout the world?
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