Tuesday, May 24, 2011

More B.S. from the Washington Post




Fred Hiatt and company published an editorial in the WaPo the other day regarding Bibi Netanyahu and his visit. It is simple crap, I'm not even going to link to it or waste space quoting it.

Hasbara

That is all Fred Hiatt and company have to add to the discussion: Pro-Likud party propaganda.

Perhaps some of you remember when the Washington Post was a respected newspaper, I do.

Clearly this is no longer the case.

Here's Robert Parry

May 21, 2011

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Oval Office rebuke of U.S. President Barack Obama – and the Republicans’ immediate attempt to exploit the dispute to peel away Jewish voters – suggest that American politics may be in for a replay of Campaign 1980.
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Israel “cannot go back to the 1967 lines,” Netanyahu lectured Obama on Friday, “because these lines are indefensible. They don’t take into account certain changes that have taken place on the ground, demographic changes that have taken place over the last 44 years.”

In other words, now that Likud has helped move hundreds of thousands of Israeli settlers onto what was Palestinian territory, the internationally recognized boundaries of Israel are no longer relevant.

The saddest part of all of this? The suggestion that the Obama-Clinton position, (i.e. let Israel do whatever they want to the Palestinians, while providing billions in aid, cover at the U.N., and at most an occasional finger wag) is not craven enough already.

UPDATE
: Will the Washington Post endorse John Bolton / Shrieking Harpy 2012?

Media Matters for America - Following Netanyahu Speech, Fox Hosts Potential 2012 GOP Presidential Candidate Bolton To Bash Obama



P.S. Fox's Bolton Falsely Claims Every President "Since Johnson" Has Rejected "Idea That The '67 Lines Have Any Political Signifigance"
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7 comments:

Randal Graves said...

Damn Palestinians luring demographic changes onto their lands with promises of an endless supply of Cadbury eggs, what Moriarty-ish genius!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I just noticed that blooger finally restored the comments to my deleted post.

There's even one by Randal Graves, back from the dead.
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Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Bolton a candidate? The average person on the street has never heard of him (is he that "easy listening" guy?) and most of those who have heard of him think he's nuts. He also has absolutely no charm and a bad temper- the president would wipe the floor with him in a campaign.

Substance McGravitas said...

The invasion just never stopped and will never stop.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

BBBB, you are forgetting the power of Pammy!

On a slightly more serious note, I don't think any Republican has a chance in 2012 unless the economy craters again. THAT could happen, since Obama and team aren't doing anything more to help reduce unemployment.
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J. said...

I also miss the old WaPo. These days, I can't stand to read the op-ed pages there. So close to cancelling the paper, but then it's so convenient for the dog kennel area.

Dusty,Hells most vocal Bitch said...

WaPo is a Corporate-owned media...did you expect something different from those fuckwads? Seriously?

I do remember when they were a respected part of the media. The Pulitzers they won for their investigative reporting, which they still do on occasion but not nearly as much as they used to.

As far as candidates..who knew that nitwit Herman Cain was gonna run AND out poll everyone except Mittens Romney. Most people don't even know who the hell he is..