Q&A HYPOCRITE GIVES MORAL LECTURE
So refreshing to hear the former head of Al Jazeera (now broadcast two hours a day on the ABC) give us a moral lecture on the ABC’s Q&A on how the media should not get close to power.
No one on Q&A, of course, mentions that Al Jazeera is owned by Qatar’s royal family and promotes the Muslim Brotherhood.
This week’s Q&A had former Al Jazeera boss Wadah Khanfar on to give a sermon on the media. Q&A, Monday:
The trust in mainstream media is declining because I think we came very close to centres of powers, we are not putting the human being at the centre, we are not any more the voice for the voiceless, we have lost courage.
Close to power? Like being owned by Qatar’s royal family? The Economist, January 12, 2013:
Al Jazeera’s breathless boosting of Qatari-backed rebel fighters in Libya and Syria, and of the Qatar-aligned Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, have made many Arab viewers question its veracity … and its failure to record the uprising by the Shia majority in Qatar’s neighbour, Bahrain …
But it was Khanfar who built today’s Al Jazeera. He let Egyptian cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi on the air. Germany’s Der Spiegel, February 15, 2011:
The Al Jazeera television network has been broadcasting Qaradawi’s program Shariah and Life every Sunday for the past 15 years. Some 60 million Muslims watch him as he talks imploringly about the genocide in Gaza or the unique dangers of female masturbation (”the hymen is very sensitive and could tear”)…
Khanfar had to apologise when his Beirut bureau gave convicted terrorist Samir Al-Quntar a surprise birthday party on live television. Israel’s Haaretz, August 6, 2008:
Al Jazeera’s general director, Khanfar Wadah, wrote that “elements of the program” broadcast in Al-Quntar’s honour on the night of Saturday, July 19, “violated (the station’s) Code of Ethics.”
Here’s Khanfar’s offerings on Tony Jones crap-show:
FEAR OF NEW CRONULLA RIOT
NASSER ZAHR asked: The 2005 Cronulla riots to me would have to be one of the most shameful days in Australia’s modern history. Fake news was sent via text to draw support on both sides inflaming the riots further. Now, we have facebook, twitter etc which is the probably the most open online platforms used by millions.
More and more have the freedom to put out fake news knowing it could spread like fire in a short period.
Don’t you think that it is inevitable that something worse than the Cronulla riots will be instigated on Facebook or Twitter especially with hate speech is on the rise especially against Australian Muslims?
A moral lecture from a Mohammedan headbanger about the so-called Cronulla “riots”, an event that the fake-stream media used to smear every Australian in the world as inherently “racist”. This was the crime that is haunting the nation to this very day.