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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VeganIsrahelli

Just watch English Al jazeera to get a better picture. http://www.livestation.com/channels/3-al_jazeera_english

VeganIsrahelli

Just watch English Al jazeera to get a better picture. http://www.livestation.com/channels/3-al_jazeera_english

kat1986

that john stewart clip sums it right up. Israel figures because the Bush administration supported them that they better bomb away before Obama steps in with his agenda of Hope and Change. it's really unfortunate both Israel and Palestine cannot step back from their own situation and realize this fight has carried on for too long and hurt too many of their own people.

kat1986

that john stewart clip sums it right up. Israel figures because the Bush administration supported them that they better bomb away before Obama steps in with his agenda of Hope and Change. it's really unfortunate both Israel and Palestine cannot step back from their own situation and realize this fight has carried on for too long and hurt too many of their own people.

Anonymous

Oh yeah...Obama is going to CHANGE US-Israel policy...yeah, RIGHT!! That's why he hired hard-line Israel-supporter (and son of an Israeli War Criminal) Rahm Emmanuel to be his Chief of Staff....OBAMBI is as pro-Israel as anybody out there and if you buy his BS message of "hope and change" when it comes to US Middle East policy, I have a very large bridge in San Fransisco I'd like to sell you.....Bambi offers NO "change" of US policy in regards to Israel and NO "hope" to the Palestinians at all.....

Anonymous

Oh yeah...Obama is going to CHANGE US-Israel policy...yeah, RIGHT!! That's why he hired hard-line Israel-supporter (and son of an Israeli War Criminal) Rahm Emmanuel to be his Chief of Staff....OBAMBI is as pro-Israel as anybody out there and if you buy his BS message of "hope and change" when it comes to US Middle East policy, I have a very large bridge in San Fransisco I'd like to sell you.....Bambi offers NO "change" of US policy in regards to Israel and NO "hope" to the Palestinians at all.....

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