The Media Suppressed the Truth About Arafat

From AWOL Civilization via Dissecting Leftism, a personal anecdote about the fraudulent modus operandi of the press shortly after the Oslo Accords of 1993.

A team of film technicians and translators had made videos of some of Arafat’s Nazi-style, jihadesque speeches to the masses in Gaza. These chilling spectacles, which could make even the most hardened Arafat-watcher’s hair stand on end, were translated into Hebrew and English. The team was looking for a native English speaker to present the videos to the Western media. I accepted the offer. At the outset, I was concerned that my personal safety might be endangered when the films were shown to a wide audience.

My fears were for naught. For several days, I visited with virtually the entire Western press corps in Israel: the New York Times, the BBC, Reuters, you name it. All of them courteously listened to my pitch. All of them tried to keep a poker face as they watched the video, but signs of shock expressed themselves in a rogue muscle twitch or bead of sweat. All of them responded at the end with some mumbo-jumbo such as “oh, that’s just what Arafat’s saying to his people; he has to do that to maintain credibility.”

Sure, I said to myself. That’s certainly what these journalists would say if I had shown them translations of Yitzhak Rabin making speeches in Hebrew calling for the Palestinian Arabs to be driven into the sea.

Not a single one of those media outlets ran the story.

Has anything changed? No.

Trackposted to Blue Star Chronicles, Big Dog’s Weblog, Allie is Wired, 123beta, Right Truth, The Populist, and Grizzly Groundswell, thanks to Linkfest Haven Deluxe.

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2 responses to “The Media Suppressed the Truth About Arafat

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