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Monday, January 10, 2011

Melanie Philips' Brilliant, But Too Polite, IBA Interview

The Melanie Philips interview is the best thing I've seen on Israeli TV in a very long time.  By calling Israeli Hasbara Information a "joke," she shocked the veteran Israeli newscaster Yaakov Achimeir, who then tried to convince her that a Pseudostinian aka Palestinian sic State would be a good solution.  I wish she had been less polite, but then maybe they would have censored out her reply.

It was a real pleasure to hear common sense on Israeli TV News.  No surprise that it came from a woman!


Shy Guy said...

Yaakov Achimeir shows that he himself is a victim of the numb leftist stupidity which permeates throughout Israeli and western mass media.

I used to think he was a cut above the rest. I was wrong.

Batya said...

He's just like the rest of them.

Anonymous said...

achimeir comes from a strongly right wing family; i do not know his politics. i think he did a very nice interview, allowing mf to speak, while questioning her.
mf did a good job in her own right. there is nothing wrong with being polite and sticking to your guns. in fact, i think it is the way to go -- more influential that way.

Batya said...

Achimeir's father was very much to the Right of his sons.
At least he was polite to Philips, though he sounded like an idiot. She kept a straight face; I couldn't have pulled it off as well.