On July 9, before making his obligatory trip to Jerusalem to cover the latest uneven Israeli-Palestinian military confrontation where Israeli “revenge killings” of innocent Palestinians is state policy, CNN Washington Bureau Chief Wolf Blitzer had an all-too-expected comment as he was seeing Israeli war planes bomb a crowded building in Gaza. Blitzer’s comment was, “Wow! Look at that!”
Blitzer’s comments should come as no surprise. His career began as the public relations spokesman for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the right-wing Zionist organization that has managed over the years to bring the U.S. Congress to its knees. Blitzer paraded his true colors during his numerous interviews of Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu by calling him “Bibi” on air.
Every time a glorified bottle rocket is fired from Gaza into Israel, Blitzer, a former correspondent for the ultra-Zionist Jerusalem Post, flies off to his old paper’s hometown, to provide “on air” descriptions of life in a “besieged” Israel, air raid sirens wailing in the background. Blitzer’s reports are pure theater, designed to pull at the heart strings of Americans whose knowledge of Middle Eastern affairs could fit into a thimble.
Blitzer’s rapid rise from reporter to Washington bureau chief took place after CNN founder Ted Turner lost control of his company to Gerald Levin of Time Warner. WMR has learned that Levin and News Corporation owner Rupert Murdoch met with other prominent international Zionist leaders secretly in Australia in 1995 and discussed wresting control of CNN from Turner and turning the network, considered to be relatively unbiased on Middle East issues, into an echo chamber for Israel and its U.S. Lobby.
After its merger with Time Warner in 1996, CNN rapidly laid off all of its unbiased reporters and producers. Longtime CNN Middle East correspondent Octavia Nasr ran afoul of the new ownership when she sent the following Twitter in 2010 on the death of Lebanese Shi’a leader Hussein Fadlallah; “Sad to hear of the passing of Sayyed Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah. . One of Hezbollah’s giants I respect a lot . . .” In fact, Fadlallah was a giant of Lebanese religion and politics and one that often urged moderation. But New Jersey Zionist Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, a Republican politician from New Jersey who supports Greater Israel settlements in the West Bank, presided over a Jewish lynch mob that succeeded in getting Nasr fired.
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