Tim Blair, Murdoch propagandist and blogger with Sydney’s Daily Telegraph, strutted his Islamophobic credentials yesterday by presenting at his blog a video made by MEMRI, the notorious neocon propaganda organisation that specialises in blatant lies and anti-Palestinian propaganda.
The video purports to show a Hamas-produced kidz show depicting how Palestinian kidz are taught to hate and offer themselves for martyrdom. The inference is that this video has been made by Hamas but had been subtitled by MEMRI. The propaganda, however, was so transparent that when I pointed out the transparency, (the storyboard that was part of the show was written in English) Blair and his coterie of bloggies quickly tried to cover Blair’s embarrassment by highlighting the now apparent stupidity of it and then claiming that it was all just ‘extremely smart satire’.
It most certainly was not ‘extremely smart satire’; it was extremely transparent propaganda and there was nothing at all smart about it or the comments from the racist Islamophobic followers of Blair’s blog that followed my comments there.
Methinks Blair protesteth far too much!
Now he’s dedicated a whole segment in his column in trying to wriggle out of his deceit and, at the same time, attempt to belittle me. Blair is now attempting to claim that the video is a work from 'creative types' designed for our entertainment. Blair and his followers have a very sad and sick sense of humour if they find this sort of stuff 'creative' entertainment.
The more you wriggle Blair, the more transparent is your deceit.
Blair, the most deceitful person on the internet and, to use his own words, it is a crowded field.
Blair seems to be getting really desperate to avoid embarrassment; he's added an update to his piece about the faked MEMRI tape and has succeeded in embarrassing himself even further.
It seems that everytime he puts finger to keyboard on this subject as he tries harder and harder to wriggle out of it, he ends up shoving more and more of his foot into his mouth.
Face it Blair; no matter what way you spin it, you've exposed yourself as the deceitful little Islamophobe that you are. The tape is a sick piece of entertainment - and you're just the sick little person to show it. Murdoch should be really proud of you.
One always knows when one has hit a raw right-wing nerve; the degree of rawness is directly proportional to the amount of words they expend in trying to cover up the raw nerve and wriggle out of their predicament.
In Tim Blair’s case, he’s found it necessary to issue ‘three’ updates to his original piece that tried to cover up his faux pas of presenting a sick but fake MEMRI tape as a Hamas kidz program. (Actually, it’s only two updates, but Blair, so absorbed in trying to prevent his foot from going deeper into his mouth, has lost count.)
Perhaps I’ll expend a few words just to demonstrate how Blair and the other bloggers on the extreme right work in these sorts of cases.
A few right-wing bloggies that flit between the myriad of right-wing blogs have assembled at Blair’s blog to provide him with much needed support. Most have made multiple posts there already, as can be seen, in some sort of effort to make it look as though there are more of them than there actually are. Many are well known throughout the rightwing blogosphere and tend to pop up everywhere as part of the Israel Lobby propaganda machine supporting platoon of bloggies.
One particularly nasty extreme right-wing Zionist thug in their ranks, who calls himself ‘geoff’ on Blair’s blog, is Geoff Pahoff. Pahoff was responsible for this exceptionally disgusting piece of hate speech about the old, blind and wheel-chair bound Palestinian Sheikh Ahmed Yassin who was murdered in the Gaza Strip by the Israelis:
I celebrated wildly when that filthy bag of puss [sic], ‘the old blind wheel-chair bound spiritual leader’ finally kissed what was left of his miserable fanny and did the world the enormous favour, albeit somewhat forced, of departing from it for all eternity. Thereby correcting a major anomaly in the order of things by being born in the first place. Or not drowned slowly at the first opportunity. The slimy ignorant lying slice of toxic shit.
Obsessive hatred like this is not confined to Pahoff. A fellow traveller of his, Noelene Konstandinitis, another equally obnoxious extreme right-wing Zionist that used to do the rounds of the right-wing blogs, including Blair’s, once came out with this gem of super hatred:
Of course it is EXCELLENT news that Israel is FINALLY sticking up for itself! What neither the Pals, nor the western bourgeois left, seems [sic] to be able to get their think [sic] heads around is that Israel could have destroyed Egypt, Syria, AND Jordan AND kicked the Pals out in 1948, 56, 67, 73, etc. The only thing stopping them every single time was the US! All this would have been over DECADES over [sic], if the U.S. had just let nature take its course.The wretched camel-jockeys have NO right to be in the Holy Land and the sooner they catch the next magic carpet or camel sleigh to Jordan, Syria, or Egypt the better! The Israelis MUST seize this opportunity to totally turn around the whole tedious farce of the middle east. It is time to bitchslap the fetid Mohammedans into next week. Vaporize the pigs! A world without Muslims would be a lovely world indeed!
These are the sort of sick people that Blair needs around him to support his efforts of creating the illusion that they are many – they are not many at all. There are only a very few them but all, as can be seen when one visits Blair’s hate site, are very vocal. But hey; Blair needs all the support he can get - even from the deranged and delusional (David Elder wants to get Zeeva David from NCIS to 'put me out of my misery!!??) that gather like vultures at his blog.
It seems Blair has seen the need to resort to sarcasm in order to wriggle out of his predicament. His dedicated followers have succeeded only in highlighting Blair’s Islamophobic obsessions by virtue of being even more Islamophobic than he is.
In typical right-wing propaganda style, Blair and his band of predictable attack dogs have attempted to distract from the original argument by making ridiculously pedantic observations, ad hominen attacks and insults but the fact remains that Blair used the video to deceive readers and ridicule Palestinians. It was a blatant piece of anti-Palestinian propaganda.
The situation between Palestinians and Israel are bad enough as it is and, indeed, propaganda is used by both sides to indoctrinate kidz and to teach them about violence and death, but the use of this particular video, a video produced specifically to demean, ridicule and inflame already heightened tensions by instilling even more hatreds, is simply a disgusting act of racism.
Blair's racism should not go unchallenged.