[guest post by Dana]
Jonathan Greenblatt (CEO Anti-Defamation League) takes MSNBC to task as he accurately clarifies what most of us already know. Ironically, sitting across from him at the time is Rev. Al ‘Crown Heights’ Sharpton…:
“These have been some of the hardest days of my adult life. I’ll be honest, I am angry. I am angry with a world that allowed the dehumanization of Israelis and sanitized the terrorism of Hamas. I must say, I love this show and I love this network but I gotta ask, who is writing the scripts? Hamas, the people who did this, they are not fighters…they are not militants, and I am looking right at the camera: they are terrorists. It is a barbarian who rapes and brutalizes women, who kills children in front of their parents, and then, brings them over to Gaza.”
“So look, when we say, ‘Oh this was an escalation, it was bound to happen.’ I am sorry, this was a massacre that was pre-planned, this was not destined to happen. It is not normal to shoot teenagers in the back hundreds of them. So I just think, guys, get the story right.”
You can watch the full video here.
You can pick apart Greenblatt all you want, but I am pleased to see him call out MSNBC (and by extension, major media outlets which are referring to the terrorists as militants and fighters).