March 26, 2010, - 11:36 am
I’ve repeatedly warned you about PAWNN–the Prince Al-Waleed News Network–a/k/a FOX News. The anti-Israel world view of Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal, the Saudi billionaire who is the second largest shareholder in News Corp. and its FOX News, is quickly seeping into FOX News as his investments with Rupert Murdoch increase. And not just to the cable network, but some of its owned and operated stations, like my local FOX News-run FOX affiliate, FOX 2 a/k/a FOX 2. FOX News runs and oversees this station and its “news” operation, and, in the recent past, when I’ve called the station to complain about the station’s frequent anti-Israel, pan-Islamic coverage, FOX News officials have responded.
Deena Centofanti: FOX News “Health Reporter,” HAMAS Tool
Check out this sickening, uh, “health” story video, below, “reported” by incompetent FOX 2 News and sometime anchor Deena Centofanti. It’s pure anti-Israel propaganda. The “report” ran Wednesday Night on the station’s newscast (and on several other newscasts, during the day, Thursday). In fact, it has nothing to do with health at all. It’s a blatant anti-Israel video screed, with Centofanti doing no reporting. In fact, you’ll notice the FOX 2 News microphone is in the hands of the Palestinian activist, who perpetuated this ridiculous story. And Centofanti puts forth whatever she says as fact, with no opposing viewpoint, no form of objective journalism whatsoever.
The cover story: a Palestinian Muslim girl from Gaza is frightened for her life because she was shot in her leg with bullets, has a scar, and can’t walk correctly . She’s come to America for surgery from kind Muslims who will make things better. She’s scared whenever she sees planes. Although this girl, Falesteen (which, yes, means “Palestine”) Tambora, never mentions Israel, nor is the country mentioned in the story, the “evil” target of the story is clear. This isn’t a health story. It’s not about how to lose weight or beat cancer. It’s about, “Israel is evil.”
And now for a reality check on who this girl is, why she’s here, and who the family is with whom she’s staying:
The Elder family, which is hosting this girl and contacted FOX News, is a well-known, anti-Israel, Palestinian Muslim family. Judge Charlene Elder, for example, is an extremist Detroit-area judge who wears a hijab and selected Muslim employees and cronies for jobs, including as her bailiff. Mahrah Elder, the woman “translating” and speaking into the microphone, is from the same Elder family. Mrs. Elder is part of the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund, a “charity” which works with HAMAS and which Israeli and U.S. authorities have long suspected is a conduit of Islamic terrorism financing. Of course, Centofanti–the irresponsible regurgitator, er . . . “reporter”–fails to tell you that. Instead, she just claims it’s a “humanitarian” organization.
We don’t know how this girl got her scar. We don’t know who shot her. It could very easily have been–and it likely was–friendly fire from her HAMAS terrorist countrymen. And Deena Centofanti doesn’t know how the girl was shot either. Yet, she reported the girl’s story as fact. The girl could have sought the best medical treatment in the world in Israeli hospitals, long ago. As I’ve repeatedly pointed out on this site over the years, Israeli hospitals and doctors are well-known for treating and healing Palestinians of all stripes, even terrorists who’ve just tried to blow up Israeli Jews. In one of thousands of such cases, for example, Israeli soldiers and doctors rescued a Palestinian girl from Palestinians who paralyzed her.
But the ethos of the HAMASniks, including–likely–Falesteen’s parents, is that they refuse treatment from Jews, they refuse to be in Jewish hospitals, and they refuse to be anywhere near Jews. Their hatred for Jews and Israel usually trumps all health concerns for daughters like Falesteen. They’d rather their daughter walk around, hobbled with a scar, than accept the kindness of the Jews. That’s usually the way. Or, frankly, not accepting treatment and, instead, traveling to America for it, makes a great propaganda story for American TV News . . . especially when the station is owned in significant part by a Saudi Prince who already publicly donated gazillions to Palestinian homicide bomber telethons.
Deena Centofanti, who clearly has no reporting skills to speak of, should stick to stories about energy drinks and exercise bikes. Her video regurgitation of HAMAS propaganda in the form of a health story is poison for her viewers.
Contact Deena Centofanti (Deena.Centofanti@FoxTV.com) and let her know what you think of her “HAMAS exercise video.” Or better yet, call her and her boss, Dana Kennedy Hahn: (248) 395-FOX2, then press 1, then press 1 again, and when you are connected with the newsroom, ask for either Hahn or Centofanti (and leave a message on the HAMAS tools’ voicemails). Call Centofanti’s irresponsible “producer,” who put this story together and leave a message there, too (248-552-5266).
And watch this video about where Palestinians who actually care about their kids–rather than using them for propaganda–actually get real healthcare for their injured children . . . something you won’t likely soon see in a FOX News local station’s “health report”:
As I wrote when I first posted this video:
The Palestinian mother is wrong about one thing. If this had been Palestinians who found a Jewish girl dying, they’d have finished her and her parents off. That’s the difference between these these two peoples. Period. Time to wake up and smell the rotten shawarmeh, woman.
Also well past time for Deena Centofanti and FOX News to wake up and smell it.
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