February 4, 2016

DISPATCHES FROM PALLYWOOD: ‘Journalists orchestrating events to make Israel look bad,’ notes the Jerusalem Post:

Lawmakers and an IDF representative accused journalists of orchestrating events to make Israel look bad, during a Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee discussion Tuesday of violent incidents between security forces and the press.

“With all the importance of the press in a democratic country,” MK Moti Yogev (Bayit Yehudi) began, “we cannot get confused and must always give priority to the IDF’s operational freedom of action, because they are acting to save lives.”

Yogev accused the press of behaving like an “imbalanced theater.”

MK Yisrael Eichler (UTJ) compared the press to a car, saying that in some cases it is helpful and brings progress, and in other cases it can be destructive.

According to Eichler, a former journalist, objective reporters should be given freedom of action, but reporters who “take a side in the conflict” should be given less access.

That’s an understandable response, but Pallywood would supply them with plenty of stock footage no matter what on-location access the MSM has:

But in any case, journalists orchestrating events to make Israel look bad sounds pretty chickenshit to me.

Related! “Hamas Discovers the Wheel.” Man, the prop department inside the Pallywood studio system isn’t what it used to be.

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