New York Times Claims Hamas and Islamic Jihad Propagandists are “Members of the News Media”

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


The New York Times’ top cokehead and wife-beater David Carr (sorry that’s former cokehead and wife-beater) denounced Israel over the death of Mohamed Abu Aisha, director of Al-Quds Educational Radio and two cameramen for Hamas’ Al Aqsa television.

Three employees of news organizations were killed in Gaza by Israeli missiles. Rather than suggesting it was a mistake, or denying responsibility, an Israeli Defense Forces spokeswoman, Lt. Col. Avital Leibovich, told The Associated Press, “The targets are people who have relevance to terror activity.”

So it has come to this: killing members of the news media can be justified by a phrase as amorphous as “relevance to terror activity.”

It’s okay for David Carr to be a bit confused. The New York Times is in Hamas’ corner and it’s considered to be a member of the news media.

However members of terrorist groups who stand in front of a camera reciting terrorist propaganda are not members of the news media. They’re members of terrorist groups and completely valid targets.

If anyone who gets in front of a camera and begins yelling “Death to America” is a member of a news media, then how dare we murder that prominent member of the news media, whose editorials on world events were seen by millions over the Al Jazeera network. Osama bin Laden.

Members of a terrorist organization are still terrorists. And a member of the news media cannot also be a member of one of the armed groups doing the fighting.

But if David Carr wants to claim Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorists as members of the news media, that says more about him and the New York Times than anything else does.

Mahmoud al-Kumi and Hussam Salama worked as cameramen for Al-Aqsa TV, which is run by Hamas and whose reporting frequently reflects that affiliation.

If Hamas runs Al-Aqsa TV, that’s not an “affiliation”, that’s ownership. And it’s not reporting, it’s propaganda.

And Mohamed Abu Aisha, director of the private Al-Quds Educational Radio, was also in a car when it was hit by a missile.

Mohamed Abu Aisha was an instructor for the Mujahideen of Al-Quds Brigades in Deir al-Balah Battalion Brigade of Islamic Jihad. He is depicted above in uniform. The uniform of Islamic Jihad not the New York Times.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    "However members of terrorist groups who stand in front of a camera reciting terrorist propaganda are not members of the news media. They’re members of terrorist groups and completely valid targets."

    Nah, they're just folks who have a different worldview. There are no enemies, no "terrorists," just militants with grievances and occasional misunderstandings about what "peace" means.

    This is what I learned from our traitor-in-chief.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    "If anyone who gets in front of a camera and begins yelling “Death to America” is a member of a news media, then how dare we murder that prominent member of the news media, whose editorials on world events were seen by millions over the Al Jazeera network. Osama bin Laden."

    There is only one reason bin Laden was killed: Obama needed a bogey man to show he is tough and won't let the USA get pushed around by "criminals." However, if we are consistent, bin Laden was a journalist like all the other "innocent" jihadis who haven't been successfully prosecuted in US criminal courts for "workplace violence" or some other approved crime theory.

    • Jim

      Wacking Obama was a pointless act with in the context of suppressing Al Quaeda..

      He was a hopeless wreck and the terrorists were carrying on with out him.

      He still sent messages to his organization. By following the messengers a lot of other terrorists could be found and followed.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        "Wacking Obama was a pointless act with in the context of suppressing Al Quaeda."

        It may seem pointless, but killing him ensures no idiot will create yet another "statesman" out of a terrorist who never had any chance to stop his terror and enemy actions against us a la Arafat.

        "He still sent messages to his organization. By following the messengers a lot of other terrorists could be found and followed."

        Once we declared him our enemy, we had to show we could succeed in killing him. It seemed pointless only because we already know we can kill anyone we really want dead. It's not pointless because we need the terrorists to know and see that we have the will to do it occasionally if not consistently (though doing it 100% of the time is the best option of all).

        It just feels pointless to us because we should be able to hope for some much more from our leaders.

  • Viet Vet

    The SOB's are dead, that's the main thing.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      Precisely. That's only the beginning of my expectations. We need a lot more of them to be in the same state.

  • Jim

    It's not surprising The NYTs considers Extremist Propagandists to be legitimate Journalists.
    Remember
    The NYTs also mistakenly considers it's self to be a legitimate news organ.

    The NYTs selective reporting practices causes it to appear to be primarily a propaganda organ.

    When information is self censored in a supposed News Source in order prevent what the source thinks are" improper thoughts" on the part of the reading public then it is practicing opinion management.

    In fact it is purposeful and directional information management.

    The editorial page is where the News source is free to express their opinion no matter how one sided.

    Selective reporting in order to influence public opinion does little more than cheat the public.

  • dr.music

    The essence of war is violence, and moderation in war is stupidity.
    “HATE is pious for Muslims” The problem is Saudi Arabia.
    Saudi Arabia is just not “holy” or “holey” enough for all muslims. Iran is
    livid that Saudi Arabia is not holey enough because it allows the non-muslims
    to protect Saudi Arabia from Iran. The temerity of the Saudis is now bothering the fruitcakes in Egypt and other muslim countries too .

    It seems according to the top pure evil muslims Saudi Arabia is just not bad enough as the worst place on Earth for women and
    children that are born human but are trapped in islam at birth and hence turned
    into de-facto muslims with no way out.

    Islam manufactures nothing except evil and
    twisted humans that look like us but are so different from us that they can
    only be called muslims . A muslim cannot be called human. No way Ohzeh!!

    Muslims are not taught to be human . They
    are taught to be muslims. So all that muslims are taught about us the true
    humans is that we are not like them and that we are disposable and dispensable.

    This is what we real Humans are choosing not
    to see that an entire non-essential and supremely lethal sub-species that is so
    dangerous to us and our planet is raising it’s monster head to devour us.

    We will lose our civilization to islam as
    islam devours our children and women . We are finished. We know they were and
    are and will always be very dangerous vermin but our problem is they think the
    same of us and they are not allowed to think differently.

    We are not halal. We are haram. What will
    happen to us as islam takes over. The israelis will be the first to get extinct
    by islam then the Swedes then the French and their burnable Mona Lisa then the
    Germans then the Ozzys then the planet. Who will islam lie to when all is islam
    ? What will islam invent when all the scientists are dead….Poor moremad had
    no vision thru his hate.

    Our science had a good run…soon our science
    will be trashed with all its burnable research. We are finished …..Since 1400
    years this mental-small-pox has been spreading across to us on the planet
    ….we are done. Sorry kids….We had no guts to call feces feces. Within a 100
    more years islam will have eaten democracy for breakfast. Muslims will even
    burn and bomb our zoos. Islam will literally burn our planet.

    I think that’s when apes will once again
    come out thru muslims. So much for Darwin….moremad actually reverse-engineered
    evolution. WOW !!

    Turkey wants NATO weapons on its borders so
    that they can hijack them and blast Israel. This will happen. WE ARE FOOLS.

  • dr.music

    All the problems of rabid-islam are actually Noble Israel's fault loud and clear. For 1400 years the noble jews have let rabid-islam fester on this planet like rabies in a dog .
    The noble jews should have dealt with islam with an iron hand then and there when that main instigator of rabid-islam was alive. Now see what has happened…rabid-islam is destroying the full world. It is all the fault of the noble jews for not being full of foresight and dealing with rabid-islam then and there when the number of savages or vermin in human clothing a.k.a muslims was not significant.
    Now the noble jews are the first to be doomed . The noble jew will be the first mass extinction by savagery that television will help us witness. The numbers of rabid and ready savages are just too many to deal with.
    It is now too too too late for the noble jews and we are all politely next in line. Rabid-islam will now infect and swallow the world country by polite country and polite culture after polite culture . With our good manners and co-existant thoughts we have gently and politely placed our necks on the guillotine of rabid-islam.
    We are ready to die rather than fight and hurt feelings of savages and vermin. Why shoot dead -as prescribed- the rabid dog in this age of political correctness and rampant idiocy passing around as lucid thoughts.
    Telescopes and microscopes we had but we denied ourselves our lives because we refused to put on our reading glasses and read and understand just one rabid book called the Koran. Even our supreme courts did not read and question it because the feelings of savages and vermin might be hurt ? So sad….so what ?
    The poisonous and rabid bite of islam has today in just a mere 1400 years got the planet gasping and frothing for life. We are all finished and the noble jews are to be blamed once again for letting islam fester and putrify on this lovely planet. It's has to be the fault of the noble jews …they should have seen islam coming 1400 years back. Finished…the savage numbers are against the Jews. Rabid-islam is making monkeys out of humans…this is scientifically classified as Reverse-Darwinism. This is the our planet's last thought as islam renames Planet Earth as the true Planet of the Apes. WOW !!!
    Sometimes don’t you think the savages are angry at their own misfortunate births in the wrong wombs. Once misfortunately born to a muslim mother there is no escape from the misfortune of forced savagery and compulsive idiotic thoughts and this dim realisation in the dimmer recesses of their self–made dark minds fills them with the rage that is pent up in them since the birth of this savage cult.
    The self-realisation of being vermin and being recognised in society as vermin… Deadly!! Can you imagine a savage’s plight and anger at all of us that can see him or her as he or she sees himself or herself today…PURE VERMIN. As long as there is even one non-muslim on the planet muslims know they will be viewed only as vermin….which they know they are…so we just have to be all wiped–out.
    We have to be wiped-out for islam’s dirty sake. So what ???
    WE HAVE TO SUBMIT TO SAVAGERY FOR SAVAGERY'S
    SAKE OR ELSE SAVAGERY'S FEELINGS MIGHT BE HURT.
    The leftist politically correct exclamation these days is not “God Forbid”!…. but rather “SAVAGERY FORBID” !!
    For the savages the agenda is Noble Israel First Then All of Us !

  • dr.music

    Creepy islam has harrassed our ancestors (MayPeaceBeUponThem) and us (MayPeaceBeUponUs) enough !!
    The greatest health mistake we are making today that will make our future generations suffer and curse us is our willingness to pander and encourage islam into our societies. Europe will soon fall….so will north america and australia….islam is the pox that is worse than small pox….soon the human race will be dead and only muslims will be alive. The islam virus uses politically correct thought to creep into the system. We are Dhimmies….The arabic word for non-muslim dummies that help islam come in and then are disposed off. The arabs were the smartest in the end and moremad the dirty pedo-arab was in the end a genius. Pedo and Petro are so similar like dhimmie and dummy. Fantastic.
    Creepy islam has harrassed our ancestors (MayPeaceBeUponThem)
    and us (MayPeaceBeUponUs) enough !!
    ——————————-
    This is the beginning of the fourth and last world war.
    The third world war was against communism. Communism lost. The current and final world war is against pure evil that has creeped into our societies worldwide thanks to our clean minds and sharing beliefs that have come to bite back on us and our children. This evil that we need to rid the planet of is called islam. A figment of a mad man’s evil and vile and demented imagination filled with hate and regressive thoughts and mass murder as heavenly ordained . islam has put us all in peril. The full non-muslim planet is scared of this 1400 year old cult. We have the where-with-all to smash it but we fatally hesitate because our core beliefs have conditioned us that humans can change for the better. This is our fundamental and fatal mistake. Islam is so evil it is beyond change. islam calls us sub-human when the exact opposite is true. Islam is the vilest cult and now it has penetrated all over the globe because of the constant hoodwinking that islam does on normal people. Islam is not a religion but a system of male dominance over women and non-muslim people. Pedophilia is halal in islam. The head honcho of islam was a pedo so all muslims have to be pedos. Political correctness stops us from asking muslims these fundamental and valid questions about their core filthy beliefs. Our children are doomed. Since islam is a parasite “biological” is the answer. Then the bulldozers and then the incinerators. There is no other way. Conventional and atomic or nuclear is just one big mess. Overhead biological is the answer. The planet is fed up of parasitical islam. Ask any human. The war to the finish of islam has started.

  • Larry

    Western military would be much better off targeting more of the propagandizing shills that pass for "journalists" these days.

    Far too many of them are there for the pure and simple reason of demonizing the West, demoralising the military, and subverting the home front.

    There is a very good reason that military personnel these days despise and distrust so many journalists.

  • Ar'nun

    If it wasn't so frighteningly true, it would make a great sitcom episode. I'm just surprised David Carr didn't make the ultimate connection and claim that 3 members of the Obama administration were killed by Israeli's. After all, if they are members of the media, then they are also employees of the Government Public Relations Bureau.

  • Lan Astaslem

    the tell-tale sign of being an inbred goon – the unibrow

  • Ghostwriter

    I'll be honest. I don't consider those who join Hamas to be human beings. They're animals who deserve whatever they get.