Accuracy in Media

CNN recently aired a video of the attempted resuscitation of a “dying” Palestinian boy struck down in Gaza by an Israeli drone. But some believe that the video, which features a noted Maoist activist and terrorist-sympathizer, was staged. 

Following coverage by Little Green Footballs and Confederate Yankee, CNN suddenly pulled the video leaving only the written story.

One of the doctors shown in the video has been identified as Dr. Mads Gilbert, a Norwegian Maoist who believes the September 11, 2001 attacks on America were justified. From Fox News

“But a look at his record shows that Gilbert, 61, is a political activist and member of the Norwegian Maoist “Red” party, and he has been involved in solidarity work for the Palestinians since the 1970s. He has criticized the international aid organization Doctors Without Borders for refusing to take sides in conflicts.

Gilbert volunteers at the Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza with the Norwegian Aid Committee (NORWAC), an aid organization funded by the Norwegian government, and he has been interviewed by the media on a variety of issues. Israeli government officials have said Hamas hides weapons in the hospital where Gilbert works.”

According to Jennifer Lawinski, writing for Fox, “International media reports, including those from the BBC, CBS, CNN and FOX’s sister station Sky News, present Gilbert as an ordinary doctor.”

So when exactly did communists and terrorist sympathizers become more credible to the media than Israeli intelligence?

The CNN article which has replaced the allegedly “fake” video still doesn’t name Dr. Gilbert, but UK’s Channel 4 identified him in their narration of the footage. 

 “At a Gaza hospital, doctors tried to revive a 12-year-old victim of the violence, but their efforts were in vain. Mahmoud died,” reads the CNN story. No mention of Dr. Gilbert, Maoists, pro-Hamas leanings, “fake deaths,” etc….

UK’s Channel 14 extended film footage of the incident can be seen on Little Green Footballs.



Comments

  • nobody

    Referring only to this: “So when exactly did communists and terrorist sympathizers become more credible to the media than Israeli intelligence?” It is completely clear that Israeli intelligence is NOT the source to go to to get an accurate statement about the war, since it is their JOB to make Israel look like the good guys. In addition, you are name-calling Dr. Gilbert — that does not contribute anything positive to your argument. It is fine to draw skepticism/scepticism to Doc Gilbert — but your arguments are philosophically/logically invalid.