Thursday, October 14, 2010

ABC News: Publicly funded Left-wing spin

Leftoid Michael Brull at ABC News site The Drum Unleashed:

Today, Israel bars entry to prominent Jewish intellectuals like Norman Finkelstein, Noam Chomsky and Richard Falk. The other day, it quietly deported Nobel Peace Prize laureate Mairead Corrigan-Maguire. Other than Gideon Levy’s brave voice of dissent, it largely passed here, and there, unnoticed - like when Israel’s occupation soldiers shot her at a non-violent protest.

The deportation of Mairead Corrigan-Maguire was hardly "quiet" with hundreds of news stories on the subject. And was she actually "shot" by Israeli soldiers? Corrigan-Maguire claims to have been hit in the back of the thigh by a rubber bullet but the nasty bruising isn't shown. The video of the shooting shows nothing concrete, featuring instead a young male apparently providing first aid while Corrigan-Maguire is seated facing the camera throughout – there's no way she was receiving treatment to an unseen wound on the back of her leg.

Such Left-wing nonsense is typical of stories at Unleashed. Australian taxpayers shouldn't be paying for a public discussion former that is anything but "robust community debate".

Update: Publicly funded entities should stick to straight news, leaving opinion and "analysis" to blogs and niche-filling commercial sites.


Anonymous Dan Lewis said...

Michael Brull is a low-rent Antony Loewenstein

8:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jeez I thought Lowestein was the lowest rent available

2:52 PM  

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