At least six freelance journalists working for Associated Press, The New York Times and CNN were embedded with terrorists who waged jihad on Israel last month. That news coming from Honest Reporting, a Jerusalem-based media watchdog. It’s horrifying breach of ethics and morality.
It would’ve been like Walter Cronkite being secretly embedded with Japanese fighter pilots on their way to Pearl Harbor. And never saying a word.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blasted the news agencies for working with photojournalists embedded with Hamas — calling them “accomplices in crimes against humanity” — as CNN formally severed ties with a freelancer who was photographed getting a kiss from the terror group’s leader.
Netanhayu’s office tweeted Thursday that it “views with utmost gravity that photojournalists working with international media joined in covering the brutal acts of murder perpetrated by Hamas terrorists on October 7th.
“These journalists were accomplices in crimes against humanity; their actions were contrary to professional ethics,” the leader said — demanding “immediate action be taken” by the outlets employing them.
“Reuters, The Associated Press and CNN — all of which published photos from Palestinian photographers taken in the first hours of the Oct. 7 Hamas attacks — scrambled overnight to distance themselves from allegations that they, as well as The New York Times, had advance warning of the terror attacks in Israel,” said Jewish Insider Executive Editor Melissa Weiss.
Israel’s National Public Diplomacy Directorate, which is part of the Prime Minister’s Office, demanded immediate action, calling the photojournalists “accomplices in crimes against humanity” whose “actions were contrary to professional ethics.” The Government Press Office sent a letter to the bureau chiefs of the AP, Reuters, CNN and The New York Times asking for clarifications, JI’s Lahav Harkov reports.
Former Defense Minister Benny Gantz, who sits in Israel’s war cabinet, took the condemnation a step further with an implicit threat, saying on X: “Journalists found to have known about the massacre, and still chose to stand as idle bystanders while children were slaughtered – are no different than terrorists and should be treated as such.”Jewish Insider
It seems to me the journalists from those news agencies should be treated as enemy combatants.
Silence in the face of evil.
Nobody watches CNN – so there’s no use in calling for a boycott. But the American people should demand that every news organization stop publishing any content from Associated Press or Reuters.
President Trump once said that the media is truly the enemy of the people. Turns out that may have been an understatement.
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