Thursday, August 30, 2007

More Truth from the Glowing Screen -- and a Violent Reaction

Recently CNN showed reporter Christiana Amanpour’s three part documentary, “God’s Warrior’s,” whose general theme is that: ‘during the last 30 years, each faith [Jewish, Muslim, and Christian] has exploded into a powerful political force, comprised of followers – “God’s warriors” – who share a deep dissatisfaction with modern society, and a fierce determination to place God and religion back into daily life and to the seats of power. Their political and cultural struggles to save the world from what they view as secular materialism, greed and sexual corruption have caused anger, division and fear.’



The first hour was about Jews – in particular Zionists and the “settlers” on Palestinian land, the second about Muslims, and the third (which I haven’t watched yet) about Christians. I was amazed at the facts which Ms. Amanpour and CNN managed to get away with presenting on American television, particularly where the lies and subterfuge and usually unreported terrorism of the militant settlers are concerned, although I felt she was too easy on the Zionists and too hard on the Muslims out of deference for America’s silent censorship.

It’s obvious that influential Jews did not feel as I did, because lo and behold, the prime time MSNBC program, “MSNBC Live with Dan Abrams” has just devoted an entire hour – or what seemed like the entire hour – to Abrams’ harsh attack on Ms. Amanpour. Are you surprised to learn that his objection wasn’t that she had been too hard on the Muslims or too easy on the Jews, or that she had insulted Christians, but that she had outrageously favored the Muslims and smeared the Zionists?

Dan Abrams -- who last summer became General Manager of MSNBC, replacing former MSNBC president Rick Kaplan -- literally spewed spittle in his indignant enthusiasm as he denounced Ms. Amanpour because she had presented Israelis as less than perfect and Muslims (particularly the Palestnians) as less than embodiments of evil. How could anyone dare to besmirch the reputation of the virtuous and victimized Israelis by comparing them in any way with the Arab terrorists?

The pro-Zionist machinery does not take much time or provocation to get the buzzsaws spinning, and outside of some Fox News propaganda, I have never seen a television program so overtly dedicated to downplaying truths which had been told on another program.

I should add for those who haven’t seen “God’s Warriors” that its message is conveyed almost primarily by interviews with Jews, Arabs, and Christians, along with some video footage of events, and not by commentary by Christiana Amanpour.

5 comments:

Daniel said...

God's warriors, what an apt title. We could also call them God's killers.

Were the Israelis upset? Did someone suggest they were less than perfect? Hell awaits such detractors. They may be turned into pillars of salt or swallowed by whales (if the Japanese leave any).

Checkout my World Political Party post, give me a bit of feedback, Fleming. I'd value it!

And hang in there, brother! Cheers.

Fleming said...

Daniel,your comment is priceless. I'll be smiling off and on all day.

Yes, I will enjoy reading and commenting on your own post.

Naj said...

Huh!

Did they blame her flaw in representing the Jews as "imperfect" on her Iranian father?!

On a semi-related not, I like to invite your attention to this!

FurGaia said...

Hi Fleming! Long time no see! I think this will be of interest. Cheers!

Fleming said...

Furgaia, I'm happy to hear from you again! And I did not know about that article you linked in your comment. I had no idea that the Jewish reaction had gone so far, although I'm not surprised to hear it. Anyone who reads my post should be sure to read that article.

Thank you, and best wishes in your own continuing Internet work.