Good news from Jay Carney: Egypt’s Jew-hating president is committed to peace

posted at 5:11 pm on January 15, 2013 by Allahpundit

Via the Washington Free Beacon. Question: Why is the White House only now, on January 15, responding to Morsi’s 2010 comments about confronting the “bloodsuckers” and “warmongers” in Israel? The video of those comments appeared fully 12 days ago and made a stir online. How come it took nearly two weeks for Carney to formulate a pro forma denunciation?

The answer: Because he and O were hoping American media would black this story out for them so that they wouldn’t have to address it publicly. Here’s Forbes’s Richard Behar writing on January 11:

I studied the Pigs-and-Apes story’s journey and trajectory through America over the past week with Sue Radlauer, the Director of Research Services here at Forbes. We gave it seven days to see if any of the so-called “mainstream media” — a pejorative phrase that too-often obscures more than it reveals — bestowed the hate speech even a few sentences of back-page ink. Nothing.

Of course, the demonization of Jews is commonplace and de rigueur in the Arab media (although most Americans wouldn’t know that because they are not being made aware of it). But what makes this omission in Big Media especially egregious is that Morsi–sometimes spelled Morsy or Mursi– went even further than genetically pairing Jews with lower beasts. As you can see and hear for yourself in the Morsi Tapes, he called for an end to any and all negotiations for a two-state solution between Israelis and Palestinians – droning on that all the land belongs to the latter. He called for a boycott of American goods because of its support for Israel…

The New York Times rarely touches this stuff. In fact, a harshly critical mega-report about the newspaper’s Middle East coverage was recently released by the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA). The Times can’t be too happy about it. “The failure of the New York Times to cover the hate indoctrination leads the pack, in a way,” CAMERA’s head Andrea Levin told me yesterday. “The fact that they deem it to be so unimportant helps to lay down that news decision for others as well. And, to us, it’s one of the greatest derelictions in current news coverage of the conflict.”

When the new caretaker of the Camp David accords is caught on tape mumbling about confronting the “criminal plundering entity” across the border and creating a state for Palestinians “on the entire land of Palestine,” that’s capital-N News. But not for U.S. media — until yesterday, when the Times broke its embargo of the story and let the rest of the world know that our new partner in peace is precisely the sort of shrieking Islamist cretin you thought he was. That’s the only reason Carney’s talking about this at all. Presumably Behar’s post got enough attention this weekend that the Times was finally shamed into covering it, but that raises the question — why wouldn’t the world’s most famous newspaper leap to tackle a story about the insane belligerence of the new, democratically elected, post-revolutionary president of the most important Arab country in the Middle East? Via Behar, MEMRI President Yigal Carmon has a theory:

“This is déjà vu,” he says about the lack of major press coverage of his Morsi material. “Well-meaning journalists have told me that exposing this kind of stuff is serving the enemies of peace. I think quite the contrary. You don’t serve peace by cover-ups. Only by exposure.”

Think about that. We’re not talking here about a reporter omitting classified details of troop movements from a story. We’re talking about trying to black out a video that’s freely available online of a new world leader talking directly into a camera about his hatred for a neighbor with whom his country’s fought multiple wars. The story writes itself, but they didn’t write it because in this case the facts conflicted with their political judgment of how to achieve peace in the Middle East. (In particular, I’d bet that the upcoming Israeli election and the risk that exposing the video could benefit Naftali Bennett’s party figured heavily into the decision to suppress it.) Imagine the stories you’re not hearing about that the Times can’t be shamed into exposing because there’s no smoking-gun video circulating in new media to force their hand.


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Ha! You own him obama

can_con on January 15, 2013 at 5:14 PM

Hooray! Peace in our time! Hooray!

Flange on January 15, 2013 at 5:17 PM

How come it took nearly two weeks for Carney to formulate a pro forma denunciation?

He wants people to stop talking about Idi Obama and his upcoming tyranny by EOs ?

burrata on January 15, 2013 at 5:19 PM

Egypt’s Jew-hating president is committed to peace

Peace according to the koran that is .

burrata on January 15, 2013 at 5:20 PM

If I was a reporter, I would rather scoop out my eyeballs with a rusty spoon than sit in a room and listen to this idiot twist himself into knots trying to defend his king.

UltimateBob on January 15, 2013 at 5:23 PM

‘Peace of the grave’, they intend. Are we really going to get treated to an entire repeat of teh Democrat-Liberal-Media distortions of Arafat’s murderous intents? Thousands of “journalists” can just do a global word search / replace, substituting ‘Morsi’ for ‘Arafat’. Same Egyptian Islamist butcher, different face.

rayra on January 15, 2013 at 5:23 PM

Egypt’s Jew-hating president is committed to peace submission to Allah by all infidels

Tweaked.

UltimateBob on January 15, 2013 at 5:25 PM

Wouldn’t be great to have an aggressive, free press?

MTF on January 15, 2013 at 5:26 PM

Egypt’s Jew-hating president is committed to peace

Peace according to the koran that is .

Yup. Submit and assimilate or die. That’s the kind of peace to which he’s committed.

hawkeye54 on January 15, 2013 at 5:27 PM

Al-Jezeera is for Hagel, wholeheartedly.

Schadenfreude on January 15, 2013 at 5:28 PM

Morsi missed his calling, he could have been little Bammie’s new Secretary of Defense.

slickwillie2001 on January 15, 2013 at 5:29 PM

Keep on dismantling the press.

Something is going to happen in the next few months to three years, and the kabuki theater will be over. Several places on the globe are triggered for events that will make Benghazi look like Grenada, and it will all be thanks to the passive/aggressive Obama foreign policy.

mwbri on January 15, 2013 at 5:31 PM

Jew hating Obama’s best boo.

“They would go down to the local gas station to get some kools and a fotie, but Barack would risk getting shot because he is black.”

-Michelle “THE MOOCH” Obama.

tom daschle concerned on January 15, 2013 at 5:32 PM

Egypt’s Jew-hating president is committed to peace

Everyone knows JewZionsit hatred is the sign of a stand up pacifist.

abobo on January 15, 2013 at 5:33 PM

Can Barnee Frank be the US Ambassador to Egypt ?
Pleeeeeeeese …

burrata on January 15, 2013 at 5:33 PM

These people must take lessons in “lying with a straight face”.

Either that or they’re idiot savants in this one area.

Yeah, yeah, that’s got to be at least half true.

The Rogue Tomato on January 15, 2013 at 5:43 PM

I’ll sleep better, knowing that.

listens2glenn on January 15, 2013 at 5:43 PM

Egypt’s Jew-hating president is committed to peace

Fine by me then. RIP

Bmore on January 15, 2013 at 5:49 PM

But, what about that Jew-hater in the White House?

Pork-Chop on January 15, 2013 at 5:57 PM

I love the Bizarro Times World where a reporter can say, with an apparent straight face,

“his comments may be coming back to haunt him.”

Yeah, I’m sure a Muslim Brotherhood stooge is “haunted” by those remarks. Probably, he regrets not making the words even more forcefully or stronger.

“Dear, gentle Times readers although we must report this teeny-tiny little blip in the “March of Peace”; really, there is nothing to worry about. These statements were surely not a true reflection of Peacemaker Morsi’s true sentiments…”

MikeHu on January 15, 2013 at 5:57 PM

That entire White House is wallowing in the sewer. Disgraceful.

rplat on January 15, 2013 at 6:03 PM

Seven year peace accord, with a 3 1/2 year walk-away clause by the Muslims.

Press them all for a Sulha and nothing less. There will never be any lasting peace in that region…

At least not by human means…

Logus on January 15, 2013 at 6:04 PM

And, it is more than just Jews from him…

“[Coptic Christians] need to know that conquest in coming, and Egypt will be Islamic, and thay they must pay the jizya or emigrate.”

- Mohammed Morsi, President of Egypt, 27 May 2012

In The Muslim World, Religious Tolerance Is A One-Way Street

M2RB: Kalai

Resist We Much on January 15, 2013 at 6:09 PM

Benghazi…

Seven Percent Solution on January 15, 2013 at 6:26 PM

“He called for a boycott of American goods because of its support for Israel…”

Does that apply to all the military aide that Oblahblah is giving them…?

Seven Percent Solution on January 15, 2013 at 6:37 PM

October, 2010:

Muslim Brotherhood Declares War on America; Will America Notice?
http://www.gloria-center.org/2010/10/muslim-brotherhood-declares-war-on-america/

The Obama administration still has not noticed.

john.frank on January 15, 2013 at 7:17 PM

Where’s the version with Chuck Hagel dubbing Morsi in English?

Attila (Pillage Idiot) on January 15, 2013 at 7:40 PM

“Well-meaning journalists have told me that exposing this kind of stuff is serving the enemies of peace.”

betya a jelly donut that 9,999 reporters out of every 10,000 eagerly believe but are too dishonest to say out loud that in their view the enemies of peace are Jews generally and Israel in particular.

Sacramento on January 15, 2013 at 7:53 PM

Yep Obama strongly dislikes Israel..no one will ever convince me otherwise..and the Muslim Brotherhood owns this administration now

sadsushi on January 15, 2013 at 8:12 PM

If I was a reporter, I would rather scoop out my eyeballs with a rusty spoon than sit in a room and listen to this idiot twist himself into knots trying to defend his king.

UltimateBob on January 15, 2013 at 5:23 PM

…they have already!

KOOLAID2 on January 15, 2013 at 8:39 PM

Morsi’s video is very creepy. Not only did he use the language that some of the worst Islamist terrorists use, but he also talked about how Israel should be fought on every level – cultural, economical, military… and this was very very recent.

I wonder who his audience was in this speech, and how the hell was he convinced to maintain peace with Israel, and to send Israel’s president an official letter starting with “my dear friend”, and then actually admitting to Egyptian media to writing it.

What the hell is going on in that Egyptian brain of his… and what is Egyptian mainstream’s thought of peace with Israel… I’m afraid we can’t know from here.

AlexB on January 15, 2013 at 9:56 PM

Good news from Jay Carney: Egypt’s Jew-hating president is committed to peace

…whereas America’s Jew-hating president is committed to promoting sloth, envy, division, irresponsible spending of national treasure, and destruction of everything useful or descent.

landlines on January 15, 2013 at 10:00 PM

This administration seems to have a problem getting its mind around videos.
In regards to the ME they are 0-2. One they played up. One they played down. Missed both times.

Jabberwock on January 16, 2013 at 8:25 AM