Tuesday, June 07, 2011


Anne Barker reported on the deadly demonstrations in the Golan Heights yesterday on ABC radio making the extraordinary claim that it was all "meant to be an entirely peaceful protest." This, despite a later statement from her that "there were reports that some of these protesters were throwing Molotov cocktails."

This is the standard of reporting that we have come to expect from Middle East correspondents like Barker.

Did she not stop to ask herself how people carrying Molotov cocktails could intend to take part in "entirely peaceful" protests?

Unfortunately, it was radio so I was unable to tell if she kept a straight face during this shambles of what was intended to pass for a news report.

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