Mr Lima, thank you for your informative reply. I hope to see more of your work, it is indeed moving. Honestly, I've now lost complete faith in at least Harris' websites, and there's enough crap journalism elsewhere that I don't even feel the need to compare those websites with skilled journalists' sites, such as Mondoweiss. But their losing readership is the least of my concerns. I'm appalled, disgusted and very distressed that the people involved in "these kind of shows", as you put it, apparently do not consider the untold harm they potentially and actually do. Countless innocent lives are at risk and at stake. That they...and...in the most sensitive, volatile region/subject/conflict in the entire world....that they have little to no insight whatsoever as to how their whitewashing, twisting, omitting critical objective facts, further oppressing the oppressed, etc can (and does) become a reality on the ground of more hate, violence, abuse, death and even war is what blows my mind right out of this universe.....especially when it comes to those who claim to supposedly be fair and objective investigative journalists! Oh, really??? Unbelievable!
Any attempt by anyone to 'normalize' any kind of hate, violence, abuse, war-mongering, racism, etc. etc. etc........must be called out and dealt with to stop it. Hence my call to Ms Harris. That she did not respond to you, the very author of this article, is even more disturbing and more evidence of all of what you've said in both the article and your reply to me. Responding to you, at the very least, would've been professional courtesy, and at most would signify a genuine desire of her to understand, care, correct and check herself prior to future releases, whether spoken or written. I am truly sorry she didn't get back to you, sorry for you and sorry for all the lives she's put in harm's way with her poor-quality work.
I suppose an unanswered question remains: how many readers/listeners do not listen or read beyond those shows, do not seek truth enough to compare, research further, seek broad spectrum knowledge & understanding of the subject, etc.? That scares the hell out of me. Too few results in too much ignorance in the general population, and ignorance translates into the greatest WMD there is. Crap journalism only perpetuates that very real danger. Time for all of us to act. Enough!
Bravo Mondoweiss, I genuinely thank you for such excellent reporting!!! I am quite upset after reading this. I found this article so disturbing that for the first time in my life, I actually contacted the source, Emily Harris, and left a strong message to her. I kindly demanded that she read this Mondoweiss article and immediately issue a public correction of all the misleading/false/twisted points on Reveal/Center for Investigative Reporting website that are referenced here, that she indeed hold to account the powerful. Doubt it will do any good, but her kind of reporting is totally unacceptable and inexcusable. Her report was an unconscionable act and incredibly harmful at multiple levels and the reputation of their websites has lost all credibility due to her blatant and grave 'omissions'.
Wow, I can't believe it! Emily Harris just now called me back right as I was finishing my comment here. Suffice it to say, we had a very nice, cordial and rather lengthy conversation and she was very appreciative of my call, said that it was important and she thanked me more than once. But I would not and did not back down on any of her whitewashing, twisting and omitting FACTS despite her rhetoric of e.g., "matter of perception", "out of context", etc. Words are words, facts are facts (which do not change regardless of 'perception'), and putting it in writing is putting it in writing. She related to me that Mondoweiss is very good and does a great job reporting and she did agree to read this article. Still, I strongly urged her to address all the concerns/falsities, etc...in writing...on their website! Hopefully, she will understand how her reporting affects their credibility and reputation and do just that. We shall see...
yo, stephens! got a message or two for you, lest YOU forget:
1) UNGA Resolution A/RES/33/24, 29 November 1978:
“2. Reaffirms the legitimacy of the struggle of peoples for independence, territorial integrity, national unity and liberation from colonial and foreign domination and foreign occupation by all available means, particularly ARMED struggle;” (3)
2) UNGA Resolution A/RES/3246 (XXIX), 29 November 1974:
"3. Reaffirms the legitimacy of the peoples’ struggle for liberation from colonial and foreign domination and alien subjugation by all available means, including armed struggle; …
7. Strongly condemns all Governments which do not recognize the right to self-determination and independence of peoples under colonial and foreign domination and alien subjugation, notably the peoples of Africa and the PALESTINIAN people;" (4)
the RIGHT to use ARMED resistance against the occupation by the PALESTINIAN people has been reaffirmed REPEATEDLY in MANY UN resolutions!!
now, don't forget brettie boy, k? thanks.