CNN has a problem with the MEMRI translation of that faux Mickey video that I wrote up the other day. But MEMRI stands by the translation. Cry Havoc (a great blog name if there ever was one) has details.
More: It’s not like Palestinian children have been raised on a diet of war and martyrdom for years or anything. This being CNN disputing the translation, I can’t help but think of Eason Jordan’s confession and the all-important access issue.
Update (AP): Maybe this will force the Disney company to say something.
“Of course I feel personal about Mickey Mouse, but it could be Barney as well,” [Diane Disney] Miller, 73, told the Daily News yesterday in a phone interview.
She was more horrified the terror group was using the knockoff Mickey to preach Islamic radicalism to kids throughout the Gaza Strip.
“It’s not just Mickey, it’s indoctrinating children like this, teaching them to be evil,” said Miller, a Northern California winery owner. “The world loves children and this is just going against the grain of humanity.”…
“What we’re dealing with here is pure evil and you can’t ignore that,” Miller said. “I’m awful glad you’re doing something about it, writing about this and keeping it in the public eye as much as it can be.”
Update (AP): Credit Palestinian Media Watch, MEMRI, and of course (right-wing) blogs for this. Proof positive that shining enough western media sunlight on certain Middle Eastern practices can disinfect them, at least at the edges:
A program using a Mickey Mouse-like character to urge Palestinian children to fight Israel and the West and work for world Islamic domination has been pulled off Hamas’s television station for “review,” Palestinian Information Minister Mustafa Barghouti said Wednesday.
Barghouti said the use of the cartoon character in such a role represented a “mistaken approach” to the Palestinian struggle against Israeli occupation.