Sunday, March 25, 2012

PICTORIAL: HuffPost's anti-Semitic bias against Toulouse murder victims

Dedicated to Miriam Monsonego, and all the other Jewish children who've been deliberately, brutally slaughtered by Islamist terrorists -- but whose faces and names HuffPost decided are never newsworthy (unlike those of Muslim "victims")

HuffPost is the #1 most-read "news" site on the planet. It is supported by advertising from the biggest corporations in the world, based in large part on Arianna Huffington's repeated claims that it is a "nonpartisan news source," working hard to produce "great journalism":

As such, HuffPost has an obligation to adhere to the most basic rules of journalistic balance and fairness.
Instead, in the case of the recent massacre of a rabbi and three Jewish children in Toulouse, France, HuffPost's persistent anti-Semitic, pro-Islamist bias was revealed once again, with undeniable pictorial clarity.

In the first part of our expose',
we documented the fact that unlike the top-line coverage that HuffPost gives to Muslims and Islamist terrorists who are the victims of (alleged) Israeli/Jewish wrongdoing, it positioned the story of the savage Tolouse murders at the bottom of its front page, beneath junk stories --- then quickly removed it.

In this follow-up, we document the fact that if one relies only on HuffPost's front page for news, he or she:
  • Would be completely unaware that the Toulouse victims had faces, and names
  • Would be completely unaware that a funeral was held for them on March 21, and that tens of thousands of mourners were in attendance
As you're about to see, even though it had immediate access to all the photos and information it needed to post stories about the the Toulouse victims and their funeral, HuffPost ignored it all --- and chose instead to feature pictorial stories on its front page about complete nonsense.

This stands in sharp contrast to the fact that as documented below, HuffPost routinely features pictorial stories on its front page of funerals
for Muslims and Islamist terrorists who are killed as a result of Israeli counter-terror actions, along with griefstricken relatives and mourners. HuffPost has even shown pictures of the corpses. Often, HuffPost even puts the names of the "victims" in the headlines.

See Section (7) to learn how make your voice known about HuffPost's egregious anti-Semitic bias.

(1) The Tolouse victims' faces and names

If you rely only on HuffPost's front page (or World page) for your news, you would never have been seen these names or faces (CLICK TO ENLARGE):

Instead, as you're about to see, HuffPost decided that it was far more important for its global audience to be aware of "news" stories such as (1) a starlet in Spandex, (2) a two-year-old who had his lunch money stolen, and (3) a "friend of Arianna" having a tantrum in a parking garage.

(2) MARCH 21 - Their funeral photos, to which HuffPost had instant access

These and hundreds of others were readily available to HuffPost as soon as the March 21 funeral for the Toulouse victims concluded, at about 4am EST. It chose to create not one front page or World page story around them.

Miriam Monsoego's mother, from the Toronto Star (AFP-Getty):

Miriam's sister, from the Times of Israel (Miriam Alster/Flash90):

Tens of thousands of mourners at the funeral, from the Jewish Daily Forward (Getty):

See some of the hundreds of more images were readily available to HuffPost immediately after the funeral, here.
HuffPost published not a single one of these pictures as a front page or World page story.

(3) MARCH 21: So what kinds of "news" stories did HuffPost decide to publish on its front page and World page, instead of anything regarding the Toulouse victims' funeral?

Here is a sampling of the "news" stories that HuffPost chose to feature on its front page and World page during the 24 hours after the funeral of the Toulouse victims, starting on March 21 --- instead of anything about them (CLICK TO ENLARGE):

These are just a few of the dozens of completely nonsensical "news" stories that HuffPost chose to publish on its front page, on March 21-22, instead of anything regarding the Toulouse victims' funeral.

THE PROOF: A PDF of HuffPost's entire front page from 10:10pm on March 21:

21Mar FPHLs 1010p - no funeral no pics -

And here is the proof that shows this was no "accidental oversight": PDFs from HuffPost's front page and World page over the next 24 hours, showing that it gave zero coverage to the Toulouse victims' funeral:
NOTE: If the above PDFs do not display properly, please go to this page:
PICTORIAL: HuffPost's anti-Semitic bias against Toulouse murder victims (add'l PDFs)

(4) How did HuffPost's decisions regarding the Toulouse victims compare to those it makes about Muslim and Islamist terrorist "victims" of Israeli/Jewish violence?

Judge for yourself. When
Muslims and Islamist terrorists are (allegedly) killed by Israel, HuffPost routinely posts their names, pictures, and pictures of their funerals on its front page. Some examples (CLICK TO ENLARGE):

Another example: Below left was one of HuffPost's front page stories from September 22, 2010, which we documented here. The story is about Samir Sirhan, a Palestinian who was part of a mob that was attempting to murder an Israeli police officer. The officer fired in self-defense, killing Sirhan. The story page (at right) featured a big, wall-to-wall slide show of pictures of the "victim," along with hundreds of weeping mourners:

Some more examples of the front-page coverage that HuffPost routinely gives Muslim accusations of wrongdoing against Israel and Jews --- even when there is absolutely no evidence to substantiate their claims (CLICK TO ENLARGE):

During Operation Cast Lead, on December 29, 2008, HuffPost's front page story showed the corpse of four-year-old Palestinian girl, Dena Belosha, being carried by loved ones, under the headline "Israel Assault Targets Symbols of Hamas Power". This was a maliciously untruthful allegation - that Israel had deliberately targeted her. That may be why HuffPost later swapped out the story that is contained at that URL (but couldn't change the URL itself). Although we do not have the front-page image, below is the story page, excerpted from the full-page PDFs we captured at the time (and are available upon request):

(Note that HuffPost has since completely replaced that article with another one - at the same URL address.)

Additional reading:

HuffPost's pathological anti-Semitic bias: Children's edition

HuffPost's anti-Semitic, pro-Islamist bias: Fogel family slaughter edition

More of HuffPost giving front-page, personalized coverage of Muslim deaths; Jewish victims of Muslim violence? Nope.

The Stimulus And The (Approved) Response: Anti-Semitism and Israel-Hatred on Huffington Post
Inset: 9 year old Hodoya Imes, at the funeral for her father and mother --- who was nine months pregnant. Her parents and two other Jews were ambushed and machine-gunned to death by Hamas in the West Bank. HuffPost gave zero coverage to the funeral, even though this photo and others like it were readily available from its regular news sources. Story here. Instead, HuffPost kept a story about intimate photos of Hitler posted for seven straight days on its World page.

So did HuffPost feature the pictures of anyone involved in the Tolouuse massacre on its front page? Yes.

The only picture of a person associated with these murders whom HuffPost decided to put on its front page was of the maniac who perpetrated them: a grinning Mohammed Merah (story here):

This continues HuffPost's years-long pattern of deliberately presenting whitewashed pictorial and text depictions of murderous Islamists. Scan our extensive archive of documented incidents. One recent example:
Why Hamas loves HuffPost: Marwan Barghouti image-whitewashing edition.

(6) Does this pattern of bias not conflict with Arianna Huffington's repeated public statements about HuffPost's nonpartisan editorial policy?

Judge for yourself:
“[W]e are... an Internet newspaper, not positioned ideologically in terms of how we cover the news.”
- May 22, 2009

"If you're looking for the usual flame-throwing, name-calling, and simplistic attack dog rhetoric... don't bother coming to the Huffington Post."
May 5, 2005

“We are aiming to go beyond just facts, to create a narrative.” [...] “We think bringing journalism to a new level is exactly what people are looking for.”
- October 20, 2009

(7) There are only two things that enable HuffPost to engage in this reprehensible behavior. Here's how you can help make a difference.

The two things that enable HuffPost to engage in this behavior are:
  • The money it gets from its roster of top-flight advertisers --- including American Express, Chevrolet, Citibank, and many other top brands.
  • The silence of "journalists" who avidly read HuffPost, yet avert their eyes from the reality that's staring them in the face --- and which we report, and send them, on a regular basis
Here's how you can help:
  • Contact HuffPost's advertisers --- especially those with whom you already do business.
    Let them know your thoughts on how HuffPost has been using the money they provide it to engage in this persistent pattern of anti-Semitic, pro-Islamist bias.
  • Send this article to journalists, newspapers and TV networks that you trust --- whether on a local or national basis.
    Ask them to take a look at our documentation, and urge them to do some investigating. As you can see, throughout HUFF-WATCH is an encyclopedic cornucopia of physical evidence that backs up every aspect of every one of our allegations.


(1) Dr. Barry Rubin helps assign responsibility for Tououse massacre where it belongs

Thanks to reader "Katie" for submitting this astute quote by the inestimable
Dr. Barry Rubin of the GLORIA Center, via PJMedia (emphasis added):
"The True Perpetrators of the Antisemitic Attacks in Toulouse and Throughout the World"

Various VIPs issue statements about how terrible is this deed (the Toulouse massacre), how unspeakable.

And yet at that very moment, the next round of murders, the next slanderous and inciting antisemitic lies are being perpetrated by respectable people and institutions. There is no real soul-searching, no true effort to do better, no serious examination about how the anti-Israel and anti-Jewish hysteria is paving the way for murder and fueling dreams of genocide.

The street thugs, fanatics drunk on the interpretations of Islam they are being fed, and the mentally twisted may be pulling the trigger but the distinguished, the powerful, and the honored are providing the ammunition.
Amen. And as the massive amount of documentation at HUFF-WATCH shows, HuffPost is the West's #1 largest Internet-based inciter and tolerator of hate against Israel and Jews. Yet not a single major journalist is willing to acknowledge this fact, or confront Arianna on why she acts as she does. If you're new to this issue, see our first major report, from January 2010:
The Stimulus And The (Approved) Response: Anti-Semitism and Israel-Hatred on Huffington Post

(2) HuffPost continues inciting hate against Israel by using Palestinian blood libels re child-deaths as headline fodder

Hat tip to our friends at HuffPost Monitor for catching this March 25 feature at HuffPost --- which a little fact-checking would have completely debunked:

See Elder of Ziyon's thorough debunking of this story - namely that it is Hamas, not Israel, that has cut off fuel supplies to Gaza residents, in order to incite them to riot against Israel and Egypt.

In fact, even HuffPost's version of the story puts the fraud somewhat into context:
The baby's father, Abdul-Halim Helou, said Mohammed was born with a lymphatic disorder and had only a few months to live. He said they miscalculated how much fuel a new generator needed to remove fluids that accumulated in his respiratory system. "If we were living in a normal country with electricity, I think his chances of living (longer) would have been better," Helou said.
Now, look at HuffPost's headline again. How much we'd love to see Arianna stand up before a class of Journalism 101 students and explain how HuffPost's approach to this story comports with her absolute "prohibition on inflammatory claims" in its "news" reporting.

Do you think this kind of ongoing, malicious incitement at HuffPost --- the #1 most-read "news" site on the planet --- using Palestinian children as fodder, might have helped incite Mohammed Merah? After all, he said he murdered all those people in Tolouse, France, to avenge the Jew-caused suffering of Palestinians in Gaza. We at HUFF-WATCH are pretty convinced we know the answer.

MORE: If you scroll down to the bottom of the "incubator" fraud story page, you'll find a slideshow that depicts more Palestinian suffering -- including gravely injured individuals (something HuffPost never shows regarding Jews and Israelis). This time, it's in the context of the IDF's retaliatory, precision strikes against Gaza terrorists who were firing rockets into southern Israel, and preparing new terror attacks. A sampling of HuffPost's continuing incitement (CLICK TO ENLARGE):



  1. Another Extraordinary piece.
    Welcome back!
    You have been missed.


    1. Thank you very much. Your support is always appreciated, VividBlu.

      There are two things that make me most upset about HuffPost - the way it treats Jewish kids, and and the way it treats the U.S. military. So in select instances when those issues arise, we'll work to do something, as in this case.

  2. So this is where the criminally insane post!