We have always known how anti-Israel and biased CNN (Crescent News Network) is. Now there is no pretense. They have laid bare their antisemitism for all the world to see. Unabashed prejudice. One can only imagine the propaganda packaged as "news" that we will be subjected to from their 'Palestinian' stringers.
Update at 8:30 PST: we just received the names of the four journalists that were fired:Moshe Cohen, editor, fired on january 30, 10 years with CNN.Izi Landberg, Producer, about 25 years with CNN, fired on January 30.Avi Kaner cameraman fired on january 30, 10 years with CNN.Michal Zippori desk producer, situation still unclear.
The media scandal that you are about to read was revealed to us by a totally reliable source.
It is likely to provoke a wave of shock and indignation within the North American media industry, and it certainly will not calm down the controversy over the pro-palestinian CNN treatment of the conflict.We learned today that the Israeli branch of CNN, located in Jerusalem, is downsizing to cope with reduced income from less advertising.What goes beyond good management is that CNN has fired four Israeli Jewish journalists (out of a crew of 8), and has retained only Arab journalists. Where, until now, CNN always sent a Jewish and an Arab journalist to cover information, now there will be only an Arab journalist. The local chief editor of the News Chanel is now Arabic.This is a conflict where information is central to public opinion, and it weighs a lot on diplomatic decisions. Furthermore, it is no secret that Arab journalists cannot freely publish what they want without risking for their own lives when traveling to Gaza, East Jerusalem, and Judea Samaria. Thus, CNN decision to fire all Jewish journalists from its Jerusalem office is of particular concern, because the general public is unaware that they will be receiving biased information from CNN.
“CNN has recently reviewed its worldwide operations, an exercise we do regularly to ensure operational and technological efficiency in everything we do. As part of this exercise, we have reorganized the CNN bureau in Jerusalem. We strongly reject any suggestion that the reorganization in the Jerusalem bureau is in any way based on the small number of contract employees concerned being Israeli, particularly given CNN's long history of working with locals in the region.”
UPDATE: More from CNN: http://cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com/2012/02/11/cnn-statement/
In response to inaccurate reports, CNN has strongly denied since Friday rumors that it no longer employs Israeli Jews in its Jerusalem bureau.
The company has said:
« CNN has recently reviewed its worldwide operations, an exercise we do regularly to ensure operational and technological efficiency in everything we do. As part of this exercise, we have reorganized the CNN bureau in Jerusalem. »
To counter misinformation reported on various websites, the company has confirmed:
« CNN currently has seven employees working in CNN’s Jerusalem bureau, four of whom are Jewish. There is no basis in fact for these reports. »
« Some website reports also state that CNN’s Jerusalem bureau chief is Arab, which is also untrue. »
« CNN strongly rejects any suggestion that the reorganization in the Jerusalem bureau is in any way based on the small number of contract employees concerned being Israeli, particularly given CNN’s long history of working with locals in the region. »
UPDATE: Jean Patruck Grumberg, who broke the story, responded:
The issue is not CNN not employing Jews, but CNN not employing journalist Jews. » That’s right. Now if we can get CNN to confirm that there are still Jewish journalists on board that would be a different story.
His critical point is that there are no journalists employed by CNN in the Jerusalem bureau. No Jews are reporting.
Annika commented (though it remains unpublished on CNN's website):
The question remains -Are there or are they not ONLY Arabs interviewing their brethren for stories?- JPG’s response is similar to the one I made this morning on CNN’s pressroom link. It was 5:00 a.m. E.Time when I wrote a response, CNN hasn’t posted my response yet. Surprise? Here is my response:
Nice spin CNN, we’ve grown accustomed to your twisting of words by now (« CNN has 4 employees in the Jerusalem bureau that are Jewish »). The argument was never that there are no Jewish folks employed, but rather that the four JOURNALISTS are not Jews; Whether the girl answering the phone, or the clerk bringing coffee to other staff belong to the Jewish faith is irrelevant, what matters is – To which side belong the reporters who disseminate the propaganda? So which is true CNN – do you or do you not have Jewish journalists at your Jerusalem bureau? Because if you don’t, all your reporting from that explosive part of the world – is one sided.
13 février 2012 at 17:15