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Saturday, March 23, 2013

US Media Lying Any Chance They Get

When President Barack Obama was heckled during his speech to Israeli students in Jerusalem on Thursday, Mar-21, 2013, the U.S. media went ballistic reporting that the heckler was a student calling for the release of convicted spy Jonathan Pollard. Wolf Blitzer of CNN, even devoted an entire long segment to the issue. However, as Israeli media reported and did the heckler himself, the heckler was apparently an Israeli Arab student, shouting at Obama about the Palestinians, rather than about Pollard as was falsely reported in the US.

The Arab student even gave an interview to a radical U.S.-based anti-Israel website, proudly claiming responsibility.

The Huffington Post noted at the time: "'A reliable Hebrew speaker seated near pool says the shouting was about [Jonathan Jay] Pollard,' the pool report said. 'We presume calling for his release.'" 
Whoever the "reliable Hebrew speaker" was, they were translating the wrong language: the heckler was apparently heckling Obama in Arabic.

But the habitual misrepresentation of the news in a politically-advantageous narrative took over: The hoax reported as "a disgruntled, hard-line Israeli Jew, mocking the U.S. President and trying to shut down debate" was too tempting for the U.S. media not to launch.  So, off they went, spinning, and then spinning some more. It did not matter that it was an outright lie, which can later be disguised as a "mistake" when caught red-handed. 

President Barack Hussein Obama himself ad libbed another shot at his domestic opposition: "It made me feel at home," he said. "I wouldn’t feel comfortable if I didn’t have at least one heckler."  Well, we American citizens, feel right at home with our media habitually lying through their teeth any chance they get to manufacture the news, instead of reporting it. We are so accustomed to it, we wouldn't feel at home without it. 

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