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Do Jews Dominate American Media?

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Do Jews Dominate in American Media? And So What If We Do?

By Philip Weiss

February 17, 2008

At least a half dozen times in recent months, the suggestion has come from serious people that Jews predominate in the American media–that if we are not dominant, we are a major bloc. In a Yivo event on Jews in journalism I’ve blogged about, a questioner said that Jews’ outsize proportion in the media has granted us "a large influence over power." In his groundbreaking paper on the New York Times’s role in shaping American policy toward Israel, Jerome Slater spoke of "religious beliefs and identifications" that affected the Times, and cited former executive editor Max Frankel’s admission in his memoir (one also cited by Walt and Mearsheimer): "I was much more deeply devoted to Israel than I dared to assert."

Lately broadcast reporter John Hockenberry related that he wanted to do a piece on the hijackers’ motivation after 9/11 but that NBC executive Jeff Zucker scotched the notion:

"Maybe," Zucker said, "we ought to do a series of specials on
firehouses where we just ride along with our cameras. Like the show Cops,
only with firefighters."… [H]e could make room in the
prime-time lineup for firefighters, but then smiled at me and said, in
effect, that he had no time for any subtitled interviews with jihadists
raging about Palestine. [Weiss's emphasis]

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Israeli Police Beat U.S. Citzen Who Is Slain Palestinian Teen's Cousin

CNN

By Samira Said and Kareem Khadder

July 5, 2014

A Florida resident and cousin of a Palestinian teenager killed in Jerusalem this week is the young man seen in separate videos being held down and pummeled by men in the uniform of Israeli security forces, relatives said.

Tariq Khdeir, 15, a high school sophomore in Tampa, was visiting his Palestinian relatives in Jerusalem for the first time in over a decade when he was attacked and detained, family members told CNN.

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Ukraine Planes Bomb Russian-Border Villages, Kill Civilians

The Kiev government is attacking its people who live near the Russian border because they tend to be pro-Russian and do not support the new US- and EU-friendly government. The violence is fully backed by Obama and his administration, who will be adding Ukraine to the American global military presence.

Click on the following link to see photos of the devastation wreaked by Ukraine airplane attacks on Wednesday, July 2. To read the Russian, navigate to google.com/translate.

http://matveychev-oleg.livejournal.com/1224806.html

TEDx Talk: Toxic Culture of Education

Published on May 2, 2014

Joshua Katz is a high school math teacher in Orange County, FL.


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Nonpartisan Hawaii Gubernatorial Candidates Disqualified

But their names will still appear on the ballot

The media reported last week that three nonpartisan Hawaii gubernatorial candidates, Misty Davis, Khis Dejean Caldwell and Richard Morse, were disqualified, while another candidate, Joseph Spatola, voluntarily withdrew from the race. Had he not, he would have also been disqualified. There was no nonpartisan lieutenant governor candidate running, so according to the Hawaii constitution the four could not be elected with no possibility of a lieutenant governor from their party.

They were hauled into court by Scott Nago, state elections officer, because the primary ballots had already been printed and their names were on it. The ineligibility of candidate Morse had been noticed, he writes, but somehow his and the other three names were put on the ballot anyway. Since their names are on the ballots, they're liable to get some votes. According to Morse, the court appearance was necessary to decide whether the votes would count or not. It was ruled that they won't. Voters will be notified, Hawaii News Now reported.

Ex-candidate Morse wrote an interesting and amusing account of his and his fellow nonpartisan candidates' time in court on his political website.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard: US Going into Iraq Was ‘Huge Mistake’

MSNBC: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, comments on the situation in Iraq saying the Iraqi troops need to “own this and own their future.” She also says that it’s not realistic for the U.S. to attempt to be the “world’s police” and that the government needs to concentrate on the imminent threats to this country instead.

June 13, 2014

End the TSA!

Published on YouTube Jun 29, 2014

Alex Jones Channel introduction: The TSA has brazenly plowed through the Bill of Rights and Constitution, expanded to highways, bus terminals, schools, sporting events and more, yet have never caught one supposed terrorist, by their own admission. Alex breaks down how the TSA can be abolished and liberty and freedom can be restored to America.

Gov Neil Abercrombie vs Sen David Ige

PBS Hawaii introduction: Governor Neil Abercrombie and State Senator David Ige, the top Democratic candidates for Governor, made their first televised joint appearance as candidates for Governor on INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII this evening (July 3).

While Abercrombie has an incumbent's advantage, some polls show Ige -- the most recent chairman of the Senate's powerful Ways and Means Committee -- starting to pull ahead. With their campaigns in full swing before the August 9 primary election, the two will discuss their visions for Hawaii over the next four years.

Published on YouTube Jul 4, 2014

NSA 'Totalitarian,' Says Ex-Staffer to German Parliament

A former NSA technical chief has told Germany's parliament that the US agency has become a "totalitarian" mass collector of data. German public broadcasters say the NSA targets individuals who use encryption services.

Deutsche Welle

July 3, 2014

Former NSA technical head William Binney described the US National Security Agency in Berlin on Thursday as an entity that had abandoned every rule-of-law principle and breached the democratic freedoms of citizens.

Binney was the first American insider to testify to the German Bundestag's newly formed NSA inquiry committee, which is pursuing three questions, including whether German intelligence services had worked with the NSA.

Testifying, Binney accused the NSA of having a "totalitarian mentality" and wanting "total information control" over citizens in breach of the US constitution. It was an approach that until now the public had only seen among dictators, he added.

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Blackwater's Top Manager Threatened Life of U.S. Govt Chief Investigator in Iraq

And got away with it, as he told the investigator he knew he would

The New York Times

By JAMES RISEN

June 29, 2014

WASHINGTON — Just weeks before Blackwater guards fatally shot 17 civilians at Baghdad’s Nisour Square in 2007, the State Department began investigating the security contractor’s operations in Iraq. But the inquiry was abandoned after Blackwater’s top manager there issued a threat: “that he could kill” the government’s chief investigator and “no one could or would do anything about it as we were in Iraq,” according to department reports.

American Embassy officials in Baghdad sided with Blackwater rather than the State Department investigators as a dispute over the probe escalated in August 2007, the previously undisclosed documents show. The officials told the investigators that they had disrupted the embassy’s relationship with the security contractor and ordered them to leave the country, according to the reports.

After returning to Washington, the chief investigator wrote a scathing report to State Department officials documenting misconduct by Blackwater employees and warning that lax oversight of the company, which had a contract worth more than $1 billion to protect American diplomats, had created “an environment full of liability and negligence.”

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