33 days of bombing Lebanon by Israelis is turned by tax-supported National Public Radio (NPR) on its Aug. 16 afternoon newscast into “the fighting between Hezbollah and Israel.”
NPR on Aug. 16 also featured Jeffrey Goldberg of The New Yorker for a ten minute uninterrupted Israeli commercial about “anti-semitism” and Arabs who hate “Jews.” Goldberg was completely delusional and blaming the victims; as though after 34 days of bombing, any anti-Judaic sentiment by the people of Lebanon would be wholly illegitimate and criminal.
Of course there was no reference whatsoever to the anti-Arab racism that motivated a super-power to collectively punish an entire civilian population of Arabs and kill 1,000 of them.
Goldberg was supported in his crazy chauvinism by the female NPR interviewer who sounded and acted as if she were Ariel Sharon’s niece, instead of an objective reporter charged with challenging the dogma of her interview subjects. This lengthy NPR segment reminded me of a Nazi broadcast wherein two Hitlerite reporters are decrying anti-German sentiment among the Poles they had just bombed and invaded.