Andrea Mitchell of MSNBC hosted Israeli ambassador Michael Oren, who grew up in New Jersey, for over five-and-a-half minutes on Friday, and couldn’t ask one question about Palestinians, the occupation, the settlements, the alleged peace process. OK, the interview was all about Syria. But this guy is the ambassador for an occupier state whose actions are losing legitimacy around the world. Lesson: Palestinians just don’t exist for our mainstream media.
Here’s the rundown of Mitchell’s questions:
First question: Do you think the red line on Syrian chemical weapons has been crossed?
Second question: What’s Israeli military intelligence’s assessment.
Third question: I’m inferring from what you’re saying, we don’t have the hard evidence, about this being the time to act?
Fourth question: Are there good military options?
Fifth question: A drone was shot down yesterday near Israel. Tell us about it.
Sixth question: Do we know where it was coming from?
Seventh question: Finally, everyone is sharing intelligence. Is there a way to get better intelligence?
“Thank you very much, Ambassador Michael Oren.”