Saturday, July 09, 2005

Over the Top with FOX NEWS

…John Gibson, said before the blasts that the International Olympic Committee "missed a golden opportunity" by not awarding the 2012 games to France. "If they had picked France instead of London to hold the Olympics, it would have been the one time we could look forward to where we didn't worry about terrorism. They'd blow up Paris, and who cares?" He added: "This is why I thought the Brits should let the French have the Olympics - let somebody else be worried about guys with backpack bombs for a while."-- Julian Borger in WashingtonSaturday July 9, 2005 The Guardian
Brit Hume and Brian Kilmeade also had choice remarks, but not quite as bloodthirsty as the irresponsible Gibson. The word is that these guys get their marching orders from the top every day—Fox owner Rupert Murdoch. So the question is, where is Homeland Security when you need it—isn't this kind of non-journalistic rhetoric aid and comfort for the enemy? “We report, you decide…” they must be preaching to the deaf and blind.

Meanwhile, Rigorous Intuition blog has major doubts regarding the timing of the London bombs and the press reporting:

In the confusion, early reports detailing warnings of the attacks are being scrubbed from wire services, while security agencies are going into safe mode. An original story remains posted on Arutz Sheva, which quotes Israeli Army Radio as saying "Scotland Yard had intelligence warnings of the attacks a short time before they occurred. The Israeli Embassy in London was notified in advance, resulting in Finance Minister Binyamin Netanyahu remaining in his hotel room rather than make his way to the hotel adjacent to the site of the first explosion, a Liverpool Street train station, where he was to address and economic summit.

"Earliest reports spoke of six bombs. There only four detonations. Much later, two unexploded devices were found. A question: what was the media's original source for there being six bombs?

It’s hard to believe there would be British or American complicity in these events just for the sake of politics, but then I wouldn’t have thought the Fox talking heads would ever say such disgusting remarks either.

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