MSNBC host: The number of Palestinians killed in Gaza is equivalent to a hundred 9/11s

posted at 8:01 pm on August 6, 2014 by Allahpundit

I missed this a few days ago but Greg Hengler didn’t. By “a hundred 9/11s,” she doesn’t mean to say that 300,000 Palestinians have been killed; she’s making a comparison based on the size of each country’s population. If one attack kills 10 people from a village with a population of 100 and another attack kills 100 people from a city with a population of 10,000, supposedly the first attack is equivalent to the second attack ten times over despite having one-tenth the death toll. I’ve heard supporters of Israel make this argument too, emphasizing how small the country is to try to drive home to outsiders how much greater the magnitude of even a smaller-scale terror attack feels. I’ve never understood it, as it inevitably implies that people from smaller populations do or should value the lives of their neighbors more than people from larger populations do or should. That may be defensible in the case of a very small population, where all the members know each other and feel the loss intimately, but as we start talking about groups in the hundreds of thousands or millions, the logic evaporates. And you know, as a New Yorker born and bred, I’ve gotta say: I felt the loss on 9/11 pretty sharply, notwithstanding the fact that 3,000 people are a tiny fraction of the city’s population, let alone the country’s. I bet I felt it more sharply than the Palestinians who were dancing in the streets on 9/11 when the towers came down. And I know I felt it more sharply than the degenerates in Hamas, who thrill to the sight of dead Palestinian kids knowing that western media like MSNBC will use it to paint Hamas itself as a victim rather than an aggressor.

And that’s really the point of this “How many World Trade Center jumpers are equivalent to one dead Palestinian?” math problem. The numbers in the 9/11 analogy aren’t important; what’s important, as Hengler says, is equating Israel with Al Qaeda and Hamas with Manhattan office workers, an Orwellian inversion of the ideological alliances here. The supreme media distortion in covering this conflict, as S.E. Cupp says, is how the press often ignores Hamas’s openly genocidal ambitions. Al Qaeda deliberately targeted civilians on 9/11 and Hamas, quite candidly, deliberately targets every Jew in Israel, and yet on MSNBC somehow Gaza is the victim of a hundred 9/11s. Unbelievable.


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No its not.

Bmore on August 6, 2014 at 8:05 PM

When YOU initiate war (or violence in general), any of YOUR civilian deaths that result — whether used as human shields or not — is attributable to YOU and YOUR actions.

PERIOD …

ShainS on August 6, 2014 at 8:05 PM

Golly, that’s 91,100.

(for those who never saw “Team America”)

formwiz on August 6, 2014 at 8:07 PM

I thought it was a phone number, 1-800-kil-led

Charlemagne on August 6, 2014 at 8:16 PM

Headine from Allah’s first link :

MSNBC’s Joy Reid: “Israel Has Inflicted The Population Equivalent to One Hundred 9/11s In Gaza”
.
Hamas has conducted itself just like Al Qaeda … Israel has NOT.

listens2glenn on August 6, 2014 at 8:16 PM

I thought it was a phone number, 1-800-kil-led

Charlemagne on August 6, 2014 at 8:16 PM

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. . . : )

listens2glenn on August 6, 2014 at 8:17 PM

ShainS on August 6, 2014 at 8:05 PM

Why is this not universally understood?
Why is the reporting on this not consistently pointing this out? (OK, I know the answer to that one…)

When you start something, whatever comes out of it is on you.
If you attack someone, who has more resources (better firepower,)they may hit back, and you will have to deal with the consequences.

massrighty on August 6, 2014 at 8:17 PM

MSNBC?

Tard on August 6, 2014 at 8:17 PM

Beat me to it, formwiz!

Andy in Colorado on August 6, 2014 at 8:17 PM

The libs, they will rape science or math or even a tree to suit their “religion”.

TXUS on August 6, 2014 at 8:18 PM

Cops gone wild:

As Wronko declared to the officer that his Constitutional rights were violated by the city’s corruption, the officer replied:

Obama has decimated the freakin’ Constitution, so I don’t give a damn. Because if he doesn’t follow the Constitution, we don’t have to.

http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/nj-cop-we-dont-have-follow-constitution

davidk on August 6, 2014 at 8:22 PM

But I thought our oh-so-progressive types approved of those people dying? After all, they were capitalists or, as Ward Churchill called them, a bunch of “little Eichmanns”.

The trouble with progressives is that the inherent nature of their twisted and perverted belief system makes it impossible for them to avoid self-contradiction. Hence their doctrine of believing two or more directly contradictory dogmas simultaneously, and insisting that both are true and that they absolutely do not contradict each other.

The technical term for this is “insanity”. As we see here.

clear ether

eon

eon on August 6, 2014 at 8:24 PM

Stand up, joe. God luv ya:

​’There’s no reason the nation of Africa cannot and should not join the ranks of the world’s most prosperous nations,’ he said

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2717393/Gaffe-tastic-Joe-Biden-thinks-Africa-country-not-continent.html#ixzz39f4Dp84o

davidk on August 6, 2014 at 8:26 PM

Bmore on August 6, 2014 at 8:05 PM

Not even close. Good to see you!

KCB on August 6, 2014 at 8:27 PM

All you needed to say is “Joy Reid.”

BD57 on August 6, 2014 at 8:29 PM

​’There’s no reason the nation of Africa cannot and should not join the ranks of the world’s most prosperous nations,’ he said

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2717393/Gaffe-tastic-Joe-Biden-thinks-Africa-country-not-continent.html#ixzz39f4Dp84o

davidk on August 6, 2014 at 8:26 PM

I was told in 2008 that if I voted Republican, we would have an idiot one heartbeat away from the presidency….They were right.

KCB on August 6, 2014 at 8:31 PM

Yeah, but it’s Joy Reid, so idiot.

phxconservative on August 6, 2014 at 8:31 PM

Why is this not universally understood?

massrighty on August 6, 2014 at 8:17 PM

It truly boggles the mind …

ShainS on August 6, 2014 at 8:32 PM

Leftists are simply sniveling that the Israeli’s hit back. They rely on the basic decency of their targets to take advantage of them and are always shocked and dismayed when there is any reaction.

sharrukin on August 6, 2014 at 8:32 PM

Let’s put Gaza in perspective, shall we?

And when WWIII gets going the figures below will seem small………

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he was arrested for tax evasion. FDR said, “I hope Mr. Capone won’t
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fly high to avoid becoming tangled in the cables, thus reducing their
accuracy.

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units supported from the air by dive-bombers, such as the Junkers
Ju87 (Stuka). The Stukas were fitted with sirens, which sounded like
screaming to terrify the population.

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against the collaborators by beating or shooting them or by shaving the
female traitors heads.

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information that the Japanese were planning an air strike on Pearl Harbor,
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account of his wartime activities in his novel Spy, Counterspy (1974).

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fighter plane. Around 400 Navajo Indians (Code Talkers) were trained to
use the code, and the Japanese never cracked it.’

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in 1935. The Allies did not catch up until 1940, when the Central Landing
School opened near Manchester .

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WWII was the blood transfusion.

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100,000 Germans who were disabled, mentally retarded, or insane were
murdered. The program was based in Berlin at No. 4 Tiergartenstrasse and
became known as the T-4 program.

96. The Auschwitz Concentration Camp Complex was the only place where
prisoners were given identification number tattoos. The practice began
in 1941 when Russian POWs were stamped on the upper-left breast. Jews
started receiving tattoos (on their forearms) in 1942.

97. Poison gas was first used in WWI to break the trench warfare stalemate.
Though all powers had chemical weapons, only Japan (in China )
and Italy (in Ethiopia ) used them during WWII.

98. Formed as a personal protection service for Hitler, ‘SS’ is an
abbreviation of Schuftzstaffel (Protective Echelon). Virtually a state
within a state, the SS was headed by Heinrich Luitopold Himmler
(1900-1945) and carried out massive executions of political opponents
and ethnic minorities. It was divided into two groups, the Allgemeine-SS
(General SS) and the Waffen-SS (Armed SS).

99. WWII casualties totaled between 50 and 70 million people. More than
80% of this total came from four countries: Russia , China , Germany , and
Poland . More than half of these casualties were civilians, most of whom
were women and children.

redguy on August 6, 2014 at 8:32 PM

Agreed. I remember the people in those towers watching complacently as U.S. Marines set up mortars and rocket launchers around the WTC to bombard muslim neighborhoods in Jersey.

Bishop on August 6, 2014 at 8:32 PM

Remember the majority of voters in Gaza voted HAMAS in, so they really can’t complain about the outcome: it is what they voted for.

ajacksonian on August 6, 2014 at 8:32 PM

Journ0listers redux:

A prominent CNN commentator, the top two political reporters for The Huffington Post, a Reuters reporter, the editor of The Nation magazine, a producer for Al Jazeera America television, a U.S. News & World Report columnist, and approximately two dozen Huffington Post contributors are among the more than 1,000 members of Gamechanger Salon. Founded by leftwing activist Billy Wimsatt, the group is a secretive digital gathering of writers, opinion leaders, activists and political hands who share information, ideas and strategy via a closed Google group.

The group’s existence was discovered by Media Trackers through an open records request filed with a University of Wisconsin professor who happened to be a member of the network.

Sally Kohn, formerly a Fox News contributor, now works for CNN reliably echoing pro-Obama Administration talking points and championing leftwing ideas as a network commentator. Kohn is also a member of Gamechanger Salon, and e-mails show that she occasionally approached the group’s membership and asked them to promote her television appearances.

http://mediatrackers.org/national/2014/08/05/cnn-huffpo-reuters-contributors-reporters-part-leftwing-network

davidk on August 6, 2014 at 8:33 PM

eon on August 6, 2014 at 8:24 PM

That essay, written by Ward Churchill, was one of the most egregious pieces of …

HE is one of the most egregious pieces of…

HE is the very sort of person who would be a potential Eichmann, and it is a striking irony that the essay was proof positive of that in his giving the world the measure of his own character while seeking to vilify others.

thatsafactjack on August 6, 2014 at 8:37 PM

​’There’s no reason the nation of Africa cannot and should not join the ranks of the world’s most prosperous nations,’ he said

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2717393/Gaffe-tastic-Joe-Biden-thinks-Africa-country-not-continent.html#ixzz39f4Dp84o

davidk on August 6, 2014 at 8:26 PM

He wasn’t the only one today.

RickB on August 6, 2014 at 8:42 PM

Montana’s largest teachers union, MEA-MFT, is sticking up for appointed U.S. Sen. John Walsh (D-MT) and attacking his opponent Republican Congressman Steve Daines as a plagiarism scandal threatens to sink Walsh’s campaign.

In a telephone interview with Media Trackers discussing the union’s July 25 Facebook post supporting Walsh, MEA-MFT President Eric Feaver stated that Walsh was still the far superior candidate. Feaver then leveled harsh criticism at Daines, saying that the Congressman was culpable in last fall’s government shutdown, not open to compromise, and believes “creationism should be taught in our public schools.”

“I’m going to plagiarize now a comment made to me yesterday, this is a direct quote, ‘I’d rather be for a part time plagiarist than a full-time creationist,’” Feaver quipped.

http://mediatrackers.org/montana/2014/07/30/mea-mft-pres-better-part-time-plagiarism-full-time-creationist

davidk on August 6, 2014 at 8:44 PM

They have a way to go before they reach six million, if my old skool math still works.

vityas on August 6, 2014 at 8:45 PM

I repeat, some people are just too stupid to offer opinions (voice positions) or broadcast idiotic fraudata.

Missilengr on August 6, 2014 at 8:50 PM

For people who like to wrap themselves up in the mantle of morality and “justice” lefties sure do regularly demonstrate they have no morals and a disgusting sense of justice.

gwelf on August 6, 2014 at 8:51 PM

#AttackMath

rogerb on August 6, 2014 at 9:01 PM

Well, Glenn Greenwald did say that Joy Reid was one of the few American journalists doing good, honest reporting on Gaza.

Joseph K on August 6, 2014 at 9:08 PM

2. The country with the largest number of WWII causalities was Russia, with over 21 million.

A third of which can be laid at the feet of Uncle Joe.

formwiz on August 6, 2014 at 9:12 PM

It makes sense. If my society has a death rate of 100 per 100,000 I am certainly going feel more threatened than a society with a death rate of 1 per 100,000. This should be blatantly obvious to anyone.

astonerii on August 6, 2014 at 9:12 PM

MSNBC host: The number of Palestinians killed in Gaza is equivalent to a hundred 9/11s

Gee! Isn’t that funny. Because I personally think the MSNBC host is equivalent to a BEELZEBUBBLEHEAD.

Dr. Charles G. Waugh on August 6, 2014 at 9:17 PM

Let’s do some math….
On 9/11, approximately 3000 people died
times 100 (according to MSNBC math)
Equals 300,000 dead.

Umm……

NO.

Doc Holliday on August 6, 2014 at 9:18 PM

Apparently, it’s an insufficient number. The chicken shits still have women and children to hide behind.

S. D. on August 6, 2014 at 9:19 PM

MSNBC host: The number of Palestinians killed in Gaza is equivalent to a hundred 9/11s

Any sane group of people would then think twice about firing thousands of rockets into Israel and again waking the angry bear and filling him with great resolve, but “sane” doesn’t seem to be one of the Hamas leaders strong points.

RJL on August 6, 2014 at 9:22 PM

Why doesn’t MSNBC care about the number of people being killed by ISIS?

Oh yeah, because that would call into question Obama’s failures and the fact that his Libya-to-Turkey-to-Syria weapons shipments actually armed ISIS.

corkie on August 6, 2014 at 9:22 PM

If one attack kills 10 people from a village with a population of 100 and another attack kills 100 people from a city with a population of 10,000, supposedly the first attack is equivalent to the second attack ten times over despite having one-tenth the death toll.

So, when one spouse kills another in a household of two, then that’s the equivalent of 60,000 9/11s. It’s a stupid method of comparison.

corkie on August 6, 2014 at 9:26 PM

When YOU initiate war (or violence in general), any of YOUR civilian deaths that result — whether used as human shields or not — is attributable to YOU and YOUR actions.

PERIOD …

ShainS

In other words, this so-called Gaza 9/11 was an inside job for real, lol.

DickBurns on August 6, 2014 at 9:27 PM

Unbelievable.

Wholly believable.

Midas on August 6, 2014 at 9:38 PM

On Hamas all the other Iran made terror operations, take them out one by one.

Then fake up a truck convoy make the evil Mullas of Iran think it is some of Iraqs terror gas being given to them. Drive it to near one of their most important nuke places. Leave it there for them , at a safe distance set off the nuke in it. Never say a word on it.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on August 6, 2014 at 9:40 PM

Why doesn’t MSNBC care about the number of people being killed by ISIS?

Oh yeah, because that would call into question Obama’s failures and the fact that his Libya-to-Turkey-to-Syria weapons shipments actually armed ISIS.

corkie on August 6, 2014 at 9:22 PM

Because that’s just muslims killing muslims – nothing to gain from their world-view.

But if you can point a finger – any finger – at Jews or Christians? Whoa, watch out.

Darkness *hates* the light – it’s as naked a display of a spiritual thing as you’ll ever see. Just observe the unhinged lunacy ramped up in attacking anything related to Jews and Christians, versus the wholesale shrugging that accompanies everything far worse…

Midas on August 6, 2014 at 9:41 PM

So do we really have to explain it to these airheads that hamas doesn’t wear a uniform and a lot of those dead people were soldiers and soldiers die, especially when they start it.

crosshugger on August 6, 2014 at 9:42 PM

How many of those “dead CIVILIANS” were actually “CIVILIANS”?

If you follow the logic of the useful idiots, Hamas suffered NO loss of fighters.

GarandFan on August 6, 2014 at 9:44 PM

If 1,800 Gazans killed is equivalent to 100 9/11s, does MS-DNC think that only 18 people were killed on 9/11? There were probably more killed on one floor of the WTC than that!

Since the land area of Manhattan is less than that of the Gaza strip, there were more people killed per square mile on 9/11 than by the Israelis in Gaza.

There isn’t any real equivalency between the deaths on 9/11 and those in Gaza. The attack by Israel was in retaliation for thousands of rockets raining down on Israeli cities for years. The people working in the World Trade Center in 2001 had never attacked any foreign country.

Steve Z on August 6, 2014 at 9:53 PM

How many of those “dead CIVILIANS” were actually “CIVILIANS”?

If you follow the logic of the useful idiots, Hamas suffered NO loss of fighters.

GarandFan on August 6, 2014 at 9:44 PM

Well, there is some rationality to this “all deaths are civilian” in Gaza.

I mean, what soldier- what intact male WARRIOR would use grammar schools and hospitals, pregnant women and toddlers to shield themselves with?

To that extent there are NO soldiers in Gaza.

Just thugs, who like the original Thuggees in India, kill innocent passersby for the glory of their cult.

Dolce Far Niente on August 6, 2014 at 9:55 PM

Stupidity times a hundred me thinks!!!!

canopfor on August 6, 2014 at 10:00 PM

Nevermind the comparison, the 1,800 number is complete bullshit Hamas propaganda. Hamas is the government of Gaza, and those numbers come from the Hamas ‘Ministry of Health’. Numbers from the UN come secondhand, from the Hamas ‘Ministry of Health’.

The numbers can’t be backed up with names or any details, because they are pure propaganda. Hamas will not tell us how many of them are really ‘civilians’ because all of their terrorists are considered ‘civilians’.

Don’t go down the rathole discussing the relevance of “1,800″ because it’s bullshit to begin with.

slickwillie2001 on August 6, 2014 at 10:05 PM

Agreed. I remember the people in those towers watching complacently as U.S. Marines set up mortars and rocket launchers around the WTC to bombard muslim neighborhoods in Jersey.

Bishop on August 6, 2014 at 8:32 PM

Bishop:

The only reason why that was done, was because some Democrat thought
that bombardment of those New JerseyHadys, would draw the
dust and toxic fumes away from ground zero, to increase
the visibility, for the first responders!!
(sarc)

canopfor on August 6, 2014 at 10:06 PM

1800 is a good beginning. Unfortunately it’s far too few as is evidenced by continued rocket attacks and continued whiny cry babying.

MaiDee on August 6, 2014 at 10:37 PM

Morally bankrupt comparison.

Meanwhile in Syria… nearly 200,000 dead.

Now that really is closer to 100 9/11s literally. Where is MSNBC with the 24 hour news coverage?

Perspicacious on August 6, 2014 at 10:48 PM

In other words, this so-called Gaza 9/11 was an inside job for real, lol.

DickBurns on August 6, 2014 at 9:27 PM

Heh.

ShainS on August 6, 2014 at 11:10 PM

You know, maybe in retrospect voting in a terrorist organization like Hamas to run things wasn’t such a good idea.

But, I won’t be too hard on them. Those we’ve elected in our history have gotten far more of us killed.

Dr. ZhivBlago on August 6, 2014 at 11:36 PM

Joey Goebels is smiling at our contemporary media.

jukin3 on August 7, 2014 at 12:21 AM

there are studies that show, literally, that joy reid is more likely to be abducted by aliens than make a cogent point on television.

jaxisaneurophysicist on August 7, 2014 at 12:21 AM

Oh, look — she’s black. That explains the problem both with discerning good guys vs. bad guys, and basic math.

NahnCee on August 7, 2014 at 12:31 AM

I liken this to “felony murder” charges in most US states. If you commit a felony and anyone dies due to its commission, you are as guilty as you would be had you actually pulled the trigger.

By this obviously correct logic, Hamas and the Gazans are therefore responsible for the deaths of their own children.

Don’t play with fire and you won’t get burned.

Wino on August 7, 2014 at 1:12 AM

ShainS on August 6, 2014 at 8:05 PM

My definition of a willing human shield volunteer is “Enemy Combatant.” MSLSD refuses to report either facts or truth.

dogsoldier on August 7, 2014 at 8:15 AM

Lots of Jew haters in the media.

albill on August 7, 2014 at 8:38 AM

“How many World Trade Center jumpers are equivalent to one dead Palestinian?”

Let’s turn that around (you can do that in math) and ask:

“How many dead Palestinians are equivalent to one World Trade Center jumper?”

I’d answer “All of them.”

GWB on August 7, 2014 at 9:20 AM

Math is hard.

earlgrey on August 7, 2014 at 9:42 AM

55. John Wayne (Marion Robert Morrison) starred in 14 WWII movies;
however, due to a football injury, he never actually served in the war.
redguy on August 6, 2014 at 8:32 PM

That is an impressive list, but I take issue with item 55. John Wayne dodged military service because he couldn’t go in as an officer. My father used to rant about the “bastard draft dodger” and refused to watch his movies because of it. he only way Wayne escaped prosecution and prison was a shady agreement to make military propaganda films that built his image into something he never was – a hero. Unfortunately, the legend lives on and the truth is once again laid to waste.

earlgrey on August 7, 2014 at 9:55 AM

I’m kind of amazed that MSNBC lets Joy Reid doing what she’s doing, as this isn’t the first time with her. She’s like watching Al Jazzera (sp?), I suppose.

And I also think that if Joy Reid wasn’t black, she’d be under a lot more criticism for what she’s doing.

It’s disgusting and outrageous.

asc85 on August 7, 2014 at 10:12 AM

AP looked at it the wrong way.

“MSNBC Host” did not consider the innocents killed as victims, the only ones this subhuman considered “victims” on that day were the 19 animals.

Thus, “100 times 9/11s” explained.

Sir Napsalot on August 7, 2014 at 10:17 AM

By “a hundred 9/11s,” she doesn’t mean to say that 300,000 Palestinians have been killed; she’s making a comparison based on the size of each country’s population. If one attack kills 10 people from a village with a population of 100 and another attack kills 100 people from a city with a population of 10,000, supposedly the first attack is equivalent to the second attack ten times over despite having one-tenth the death toll.

I remember when my grandfather in my close family of 10 died.

It was like 100,000 9/11′s… said nobody anywhere.

But the “math” works out exactly as we’ve done here. So either this should make sense; or this is a stupid game and I don’t understand why we’re playing.

gekkobear on August 7, 2014 at 11:50 AM

Death of civilians sad. Reality, it’s the death of time bombs. The 15 year with the B40 was a cute little guys during the last go round. They can stop when they choose.

StevC on August 7, 2014 at 1:56 PM