Wednesday, August 11, 2010

New video underscores Reuters systematic bias

On July 14th, we commented on a story by Reuters correspondent Allyn Fisher-Ilan sympathetic to Haneen Zoabi, an Israeli Arab MP aboard the Turkish-flagged Mavi Marmara where the violence between members of the jihadist-linked IHH and Israeli commandos occurred.

At the time, we noted that while Fisher-Ilan cited Zoabi's assertion that she had tried to mediate between the sides before the melee, the Reuters correspondent failed to recount Zoabi's earlier testimony that she had not seen any weapons carried by the Turkish passengers.  We provided an embedded video showing the passengers with clubs, metal bars, and catapults along with Zoabi at or near the same locations on the ship and suggested that it was highly unlikely Zoabi could have failed to notice the weapons.

Now comes a new video again showing the Turkish passengers armed with various "cold" weapons on and under deck, this time with Zoabi in the same frame, interacting with these passengers -- proof positive that she did see the weapons and that she lied in her earlier testimony:

Will Reuters update their earlier hagiography of Zoabi with news of this latest video?  We're not holding our breath.

hat tip: EoZ

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