Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Stoping Evil?

Bill O'Reilly, after the U.S killed Osama, spoke of the Muslim world not supporting America or the President himself. In London, pro and anti-pro Osama followers held up signs showing their support towards the Muslim world. They specified that the “biggest oppressor, the biggest criminal in the world today, is Barack Obama…and his allies...” they say that the U.S. will die. The Utah senator, Orrin Hatch, states how unbelievable it is that they do not give the U.S. credit for their operations.

Monday, May 2, 2011

After the capture of Osama, American citizens as well as the world, felt all different sorts of feelings at once. While some were scared, others decided to celebrate. Personally, I felt a little strange celebrating, since we often see in the media Arabs celebrating the murder of Jewish blood. It is upsetting as Jews when photos are shown of candy being thrown around and celebrations taking place. In this following video, it shows the worlds reaction and the media presenting the mark of Osama’s death as a party. Do you think that the reaction is appropriate since we as Jews understand the severity of celebrating ones death?
Link: http://video.foxnews.com/#/v/4673477/international-reaction-to-bin-ladens-death-/?playlist_id=87485

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Media Putting Iran in Risk

According to the article, Freed journalist: Iranian regime’s ‘information fears’, it discusses the journalist, Maziar Bahari who was arrested in Tehran for joining efforts with the media in western cultures. He was arrested for using the information he knew “against [their] master, Grand Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.” He was considered a terrorist. He released “scenes of Iran’s militia shooting from their base at protesters- some of whom had been throwing petrol bombs at the militia.” He was arrested a week after all the images were released around the world.
For Iran, information is seen as a threat. When information is released, they demand to know who it was released to. Luckily, Maziar Bahari, was considered to have a high profile case and therefore was released on bail.
The media, including social networking, is a threat to Iran. At first, it was used as a tool for Iran to spread their messages to the world. Today, the Internet (including videos and simple messaging back and forth) is a significant component for the citizens within Iran to talk amongst each other. For the country itself, they fear for their lives that the information they hide will be released, and the social networking turning against what they once aspired it to do with it. (BBC News)

Monday, April 4, 2011

Promoting hatred through social networks

After many blogs publicized and protested a Facebook page, which publicized a third intifada, Facebook finally removed it. Facebook has said that any page, which threatens another or publicizes hate, will be removed.
Although it may not have started off as a page towards hatred, the comments and publicity it received, has turned it into a negative and violent page. Fox news was informed by Noyes, a spokesman for Facebook, that "after administrators of the page received repeated warnings about posts that violated [Facebook] policies, [Facebook] removed the page.” While many thanked Facebook for removing the page, The Anti Defamation League “filled an official complaint against Facebook” for keeping the page up for so long, as it sustained public violence. Do you believe Facebook is able to regulate all the Facebook pages set up towards animosity, whether it be towards ones peers or even a larger nation as whole? If so, by the time Facebook acts accordingly do you think enough damage would have already taken place amongst those on Facebook?

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/03/29/facebook-removes-page-encouraging-upraising-israel/#ixzz1IckAkiFn

Sunday, March 27, 2011

News coverage in Libya?

In a New York Times article, Libyan Woman Struggles to Tell Media of Her Rape, it describes the experience of a Libyan woman, under the name of Eman al-Obeidy, her tragedy with the members of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi’s militia. She ran to journalist to explain her story of the sexual abuse the men have put her through. She revealed her bruises and scars the 15 men left after mistreating her. “For the members of the foreign news media here at the invitation of the government of Colonel Qaddafi — and largely confined to the Rixos Hotel except for official outings — the episode was a reminder of the brutality of the Libyan government and the presence of its security forces even among the hotel staff”.
Once she escaped after two days, she demanded to speak to the news service Reuters and The New York Times. She admitted that “There is no media coverage outside.” She showed the cameras her bruises to inform the public of the current situation in Libya. While the journalist were interviewing and shielding her, journalist were violated by Libya’s security. Afterwards, authorities said that she was ill and the stories of her assault were “fantasies.”
Attached is the article with a video of the horrific scene:

Monday, March 21, 2011

Obama and the constitution

Fox news published an article, “Lawmakers Angry With Obama Over Libyan Strike, Warn Administration Lacks 'End-Game'” discussing the poor reviews Obama is receiving over the missile strikes onto Libya. President Obama did not turn to congress before finalizing his decision of what to do over the situation, creating disturbance over the people. Rep. Dennis Kucinich has said that this violates the constitution and that “this is a nightmare.” Libya did not threaten America, resulting in America now possibly heading to war with Libya. Many people are angered by the decision Obama carried out and are waiting for him to turn to congress and consult with them. Rep. Jerrold Nadler wrote "the Constitution, rightly, does not allow a single person to commit the nation to war, even where there is a good reason to do so.” Others such as John Boehner, believes it had to be done, although agrees that Obama should have confirmed with congress before doing so. Below is a video from Fox news stating the issues of the power, which were taken, advantaged of.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Terrorist Attack in Samaria

Here is a video posted by Arutz Sheva of Prime Minister Netanyahu speaking of the horrific stabbings done to the Fogel family in Samaria by Palestinian terrorists.
Also posted, are brutal images of the stabbings (very graphic). The Fogel family released these images to show the world that it was not a house set up for killings, like the world perceives most of the terrorist attacks in Israel.
According to CNN, the Palestinians disregards the terrorist attacks while the United Nations condemned the murder.
Do you believe that by posting these images the world will accept the truth in the terrorist attacks?