Thursday, January 05, 2006

The Sky News disgrace

Sky News just presented a perfect example for my previous post.

You all might know, already, about severe condition of Israeli PM Ariel Sharon. To cover this Sky News arranged a discussion on Ariel Sharon himself and some speculations on what will come next.
It was the most biased "discussion" I have ever heard in my life. For about 10 minutes that I had the patience to watch it I watched so called experts compete in who will make a bigger monster of a sick and probably dying man.
One of the "experts", a round faced man with thinning gray-white hair, was telling the audience how for the last five years Ariel Sharon "has put a veil on the world eyes", putting an emphasis on how many have gasped when G. W. Bush had called him a man of peace. That meanwhile Sharon was securing Israel true interest - the west bank, effectively expanding the west bank settlements while pretending to oppose it, and cutting of Jerusalem and Arab towns and lands by building a security fence. Apparently leaving Gaza, but controlling it from the outside. The orator also declared that Israel will have a hard time finding a leader that could do the same trick.
In that discussion they also made a brief "history lesson" how Sharon has oppressed Palestinians in the course of his life, that there is a memorial on the Jordanian border where Sharon has passed with his tank brigade, how he ruled with absolute harshness while being military commandant over Gaza and how could the forget about Sabra and Shatila. That he was declared unfit for administrative posts. These exerts also reminded the audience that the Palestinians are scattered and divided without any real leader, that their only income is international help and how easy target they were to Sharon.

There were other things that I couldn't remember, but the point is clear...


Irina Tsukerman said...

My gosh! Blogosphere is a small world! I just saw you being quoted in "Israelicool"... Had no idea you "know" each other! : D

Woland said...

Well, I don't really know Dave from Israellycool anymore than you do. I just sent him a few emails in the last week, and he answers them quite quickly. :)

Woland said...

Wow! I didn't expect that my post would get so much attention.

Irina Tsukerman said...

So now you're (in)famous! Enjoy! : D