Thursday, November 15, 2012

HuffPost continues to do Hamas's PR, and dehumanizes Jews as a bonus

Continued from HuffPost works hard to protect Hamas, vilify Israel - again (Nov 14), in which we documented how HuffPost devoted not a single front-page story about Hamas's torrential rocket fire against Israel since Nov. 10 --- then started running stories which falsely depict Israel as the aggressor. 
We and our friends at HuffPostMonitor have been documenting for years how, whenever a Palestinian complains about so much as their toenail being hurt by a Jew --- even when HuffPost knows or has reason to know it's pure Pallywood fiction --- it rushes a picture of the "victim" (including corpses) and/or weepy relatives & their friends to its front page, and keeps it there.  

Yet when Hamas or other savage Islamist terrorists target and murder Jewish civilians --- including slitting toddlers' throats, and machine-gunning to death a pregnant mother of six --- and thousands turn out for their funerals, however, HuffPost either completely ignores the story, or briefly posts it deep on a secondary page, accompanied by a picture of a truck, or a wall.  HuffPost never posts pictures of Jewish victims.  Instead of providing equitable coverage HuffPost pathologically dedicates its front page to what it decides are far more "newsworthy" stories --- such as about an elephant's injured toe, or a cute animal, or any of a variety of bullshit nonsense.

Examples of our (and
HuffPostMonitor's) deep, irrefutable physical documentation of this phenomenon:

Today, HuffPost apparently decided that it is going to once again do Hamas's PR, by depicting graphic photos of weepy Palestinians who were (supposedly) victimized by a Nazi-like Jewish state ---
...yet completely ignore the three Jews who were murdered by Hamas's rockets overnight.

Here was the top of HuffPost's front page at 8:45am on November 15:

First, note the headline:

MIDEAST CONFLICT: Israeli Military, Gaza Militants Trade Fire 

Is that really what's happening?  Are the IDF and Hamas (and its savage terrorist allies) really "trading fire"?  Or is Israel responding to the hundreds of rockets being fired into its civilian population centers by Hamas, et al, with surgically-targeted strikes against terrorists --- who deliberately position themselves among Palestinian civilians, to ensure the maximum possible "collateral damage"?

Now, look at that picture.  We have no idea of its source, or its legitimacy, because HuffPost didn't indicate what it is or when it was taken, or if it is purely staged Pallywood propaganda.  Here is the story page that the link leads to:

That is the only substantive picture on the page --- note the lack of weepy Palestinians.  So where did it come from?  We have no idea.  By right-clicking on the image, however, and selecting "ImageInfo" (Windows), we discover that the image title is "MIDEAST-CONFLICT-large300.jpg":

When we search that term in Google, we discover that the image came from the Palm Beach Times --- but even there, there's no attribution or description.

So once again, we're left to assume that the photo is (a) legitimate, and (b) from this conflict, as opposed to from previous ones.  The bottom line is that HuffPost just plastered that photo on its front page because it fit the Hamas narrative of those villainous Jews targeting and murdering poor, poor Palestinian civilians, including children... and HuuffPost just lapped it up, knowing it would serve its main purpose: to incite hate against Jews and Israel, just as it has been doing for four straight years, as we documented in our first major report on this issue: 

The Stimulus And The (Approved) Response: Anti-Semitism and Israel-Hatred on Huffington Post

HuffPost also completely ignored the stories -- and the pictures ---
of three Israelis who were killed by Hamas rockets overnight, and the baby that was severely injured.

Even HuffPost's leftwing news "source" in Israel, Haaretz, published graphic pictures of the results of direct hits by Hamas rockets on Jewish homes in southern Israel --- which killed three civilians.  From this story, published earlier in the day:

The caption reads:
"A bedroom in one of the Kiryat Malakhi apartments that suffered a direct hit from Gaza rocket fire, Nov. 15, 2012. Photo by Nir Kafri"

HuffPost published neither this photo, nor any other photo of any of the homes hit by Hamas rockets.  Nor did it publish the identities or stories of the three Israelis who were killed --- which were readily available long before the weepy story of Palestinian "victims."

For example, at approximately 3:00am EST on Nov. 15, Michael Freund posted this picture of a Jewish toddler that was severely injured by one of Hamas's rockets (ht IsraelMatzav/Carl in Jerusalem):

And at 7:10am on Nov. 15, The Algemeiner, a far smaller newspaper than HuffPost (which has a larger news room than the New York Times), published the identities of the three victims, and shocking details about them --- including a 25 year old pregnant mother of three, from India: 

A sampling:

25 year old Mirah Scharf... (was) visiting Israel for the memorial service of Chabad Mumbai terror victims Gabi and Rivka Holtzberg. The Hebrew anniversary of their brutal murder is today.  According to Chabad website, Scharf was pregnant. Sources told The Algemeiner that she had come to Israel to give birth, but arrived early in order to be able to attend the Holtzberg memorial. Chabad members on Facebook say she was the mother of 3 young children.

HuffPost completely ignored this story --- just as it does in every other instance of Jews who were savagely targeted and murdered by Hamas, and other Islamist terror groups.

HuffPost also completely ignored the photos that were available of this attack, including this one, again, by The Algemeiner:

(From The Algemeiner) "A victim of a Gaza rocket attack on Kiryat Malachi lies in a body bag. Photo: Twitter/bneibraki."

HuffPost also completely ignored the infographic that the IDF posted that shows how Hamas deliberately positions its rocket launching sites next to nursery schools, playgrounds and other civilian areas:

Did you know that your tax dollars are subsidizing HuffPost's incitement and bias?

If you aren't sickened quite enough by what you've read thus far, how's this:

Great news! Now U.S. taxpayer dollars are funding HuffPost's incitement of hate

All of these practices represent a fundamental clash of the lies that Arianna Huffington has been telling the public, and her advertisers, since HuffPost launched in 2005 --- that it is a "nonpartisan" newspaper, only interested in "ferreting out the truth" in journalism:

“[T]he news is not right-wing news or left-wing news, it's the news. And that will be the sensibility, that will basically permeate our news coverage.”
- May 3, 2005
“[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

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


If you believe HuffPost should stop doing PR for Hamas and other Islamist terror groups, and inciting hatred against Israel and Jews, we urge you to do three things:

(1) Make your voice known to HuffPost's senior management here.

(2) Consider writing or calling one or more of HuffPost's top advertisers, to let them know your thoughts on what their ad dollars are enabling.
An easy way to approach this is to scan our easy-to-use directory and find one or two corporations that you are a customer of, or have stock in. Your concerns will automatically be given considerably more weight. Also, request a follow-up after they've had a chance to review the evidence; don't let them off the hook, or sweep this under the rug.
(3) Forward the link to this story along to others who support Jews and Israel --- particularly journalists!!!


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