If you’ve spent the past two months incredulous as putative journalists stand before scenes of carnage and describe “mostly peaceful” protests, welcome to a world that Jews have been inhabiting for decades.
The progressive media’s unremitting fake news didn’t come out of nowhere. It relies on techniques developed and refined over time. And like so many of history’s defamatory campaigns, its perpetrators tested and refined their methods against the Jews. Consider some of the great milestones in fake news of the past 20 years alone:
In September 2000, Yasser Arafat unequivocally rejected a peace offer granting him everything to which the leftist “international community” claimed he was entitled. The progressive media blamed Israel. Arafat then rolled out a long-planned terror war. Fake news blamed an out-of-power Israeli politician, Ariel Sharon, for a “provocative” visit to Judaism’s holiest site. Public outcry was muted. The technique had proven itself.
Three years later, fake news covering the Bush administration’s campaign to free Iraq from Saddam’s totalitarianism followed an eerily similar path. The brutally totalitarian Saddam emerged as an innocent victim of Bush’s mad vendetta, every bit as sympathetic as the arch-terrorist Arafat. Worse, shortly after American troops deposed Saddam, CNN confessed that it had been lying to make Saddam look good for over a decade; telling the truth would have endangered its reporters. That stunning confession had no perceptible effect on CNN’s perceived credibility. Fake news was a proven winner with zero downside.
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