Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Are we all 'loonies' now?

So Cherniak proudly points to Kelly McParland reprinting his whole 'official Liblog position' screed. Nothing gives Jason a greater tingle down his pant leg than validation from the MSM - even if it's just the National Pest.

McParland throws a lot of pejoratives around like 'loonies', 'nutbars', 'anti-Israeli' lib bloggers 'spewing venom' and 'hate messages'. This btw is the Kelly McParland, as LeDaro pointed out, who proudly copped to re-writing Reuters wire copy for CanWest to insert anti-Palestinian, pro-Israeli messages - causing CanWest to be sternly warned to desist by Reuters.

So criticism of the massively disproportionate slaughter of Palestinian civilians by Israeli forces must be far out of the mainstream of Canadian thought to be such 'Loony nutbar venom and hate' right?


In the US a recent poll by Rasmussen Reports found that Americans were closely divided on Israel's attack on Gaza.
Forty-four percent (44%) say Israel should have taken military action against the Palestinians, but 41% say it should have tried to find a diplomatic solution to the problems there, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Fifteen percent (15%) are undecided.
Does anyone want to seriously argue that Canadians are likely to be more supportive of Israel's attack on Gaza than Americans? During Israel's Lebanon adventure back in 2006 as many Canadians thought Harper was too supportive of Israel's attacks as thought his support was appropriate.
It said 45 per cent agree Harper's position is "fair and balanced and completely appropriate," while 44 per cent say it is "decidedly too pro-Israel and is not appropriate." Eleven per cent say he has not supported Israel strongly enough.
The latter 11% by the way pretty much boiled down to the staff of the National Pest, Ezra Levant and Jason Cherniak.

I find it interesting that CanWest hasn't repeated the polls into Canadian views into Israel's latest military adventure that gave them results last time that they found so disturbing they felt the need to actively distort them.

This is why so many of Israel's apologists try so hard to dismiss any and all criticism of that nation's actions as 'antisemitism' or 'looniness'. It's desperation on the part of elites to try to cover over the fact that the Canadian public refuses to unreservedly support the bombing of women and children with white phosphorus when we are told to.


Jymn said...

Nicely said. But, Canada has a right wing media and we are stuck with only CBC and the blogs. Not much we can do but post and hope some equality in our media coverage will someday result.

Jennifer Smith said...

You have GOT to be fucking kidding me. Cherniak and McParland?! Well, that's just peachy. Oh, and apparently Raphael Alexander also thinks that Jason's missive made more sense than anything he's ever written.

Do we seriously need a show of hands from Jewish members of the Liberal Party who find Israel's actions to be excessive, even appalling, regardless of the provocation?

Mike said...

I have always contended that if Cherniak ever thought it was in his interests to jump to the CPC, he'd do it in a minute.

Watch for it, its coming.

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