Cutting Through the Crap

Bob Simon of 60 Minutes and Jon Stewart are members of the mainstream media who have shown a rare willingness to avoid the party line in discussing the Gaza conflict.

Few issues are more divisive than the Israel-Palestine conflict. The comment boards at Adbusters haven’t seen this much action since the hipster issue. We also received an unusually high number of responses to our recent email broadcast, in which we urged everyone in our Culture Jammers Network to “throw their weight behind Gaza.” Some readers were disgusted with our opposition to Israel’s bombing campaign in Gaza, while others thought we’d be insane to adopt any other view.

This weekend we’d like to draw your attention to two voices in the crowd — two videos which we feel cut through some of the crap.

The first video [link] is Charlie Rose's penetrating interview with 60 Minutes correspondent Bob Simon. Simon lived in Israel for ten years and just got back from an assignment in the West Bank.

The second video [link: US/CA] is Jon Stewart's take on the media's handling of it all. No, it isn't hard-core journalism, but here is at least one 'mainstream' voice that isn't buying the standard line. This clip already done the rounds on the net, but if you haven’t seen it yet, watch it now.

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Anonymous

much like the grin on your face when you watch the Israeli people "burn out like the miserable holocaust they are"?

Anonymous

much like the grin on your face when you watch the Israeli people "burn out like the miserable holocaust they are"?

Anonymous

No one said anything about "Israeli people". But rather "Israel" itself. A holocaust. Yes indeed. Sad of you identify yourself with such a crime against all people everywhere including the poor saps in whose name it was invented. Misquoting only makes your position even more frail.

Anonymous

No one said anything about "Israeli people". But rather "Israel" itself. A holocaust. Yes indeed. Sad of you identify yourself with such a crime against all people everywhere including the poor saps in whose name it was invented. Misquoting only makes your position even more frail.

Anonymous

http://www.tvxs.gr/v2866 http://www.tvxs.gr/v2981 From a Greek independent internet news channel. You don’t need to understand the articles, the photos speak … Photos appear shocking. This could be your reality if you were born in Palestine. No matter what your believes are, not matter what your ethnicity is or your religion, you cannot be in favor of this. There is no excuse for this. Stop this crime. Stop crimes against humanity.

Anonymous

http://www.tvxs.gr/v2866 http://www.tvxs.gr/v2981 From a Greek independent internet news channel. You don’t need to understand the articles, the photos speak … Photos appear shocking. This could be your reality if you were born in Palestine. No matter what your believes are, not matter what your ethnicity is or your religion, you cannot be in favor of this. There is no excuse for this. Stop this crime. Stop crimes against humanity.

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