Here is a delightful article from the new neocon blog, the Daily Bacon, which quotes a host of the usual “pro-Israel” suspects attacking (even threatening) CBS for daring to broadcast a segment critical of Israeli policies.
Here is the best part, threats to CBS from some real or imaginary Capitol Hill aides and nastiness from William Daroff, head of the Jewish Federations of North America, ostensibly the biggest tax-exempt Jewish charity in America, suddenly using his position to try to intimidate a US network on behalf of the Israeli government.
Observers on Capitol Hill said that CBS could have trouble attracting pro-Israel members of Congress to its interview chairs.
“If ‘60 Minutes’ continues to peddle this biased bullshit, it will not only be not welcome in Jewish households, but on Capitol Hill also,” said one Hill aide.
JFNA’s Daroff said that the biased report speaks to a larger media bias against Israel.
“There is a pronounced bias in the mainstream media against Israel,” Daroff said. “We see it in the pages of the newspapers, we see it on T.V., and we see it in books. Unfortunately, it has become more and more acceptable within elite journalism circles, and this CBS ‘report’ is one of the more egregious examples.”
We are in to new territory now. The heavy hand of the lobby is now pushing to silence all criticism of Israel. Actually that is old. The news is that it’s out in the open. Hooray.