SHOCKING: Western media let Hamas author their ‘news’ stories
In past conflicts, one side has successfully managed to push through propaganda that changes how civilians on the other side view military action. However, we have never before seen a situation in which the world’s media simply hand over to one of the combatants the entire responsibility for reporting on the war. That’s what’s happening across the West, though, including in America, as rising antisemitism is fueled by “news” reports direct from Hamas central.
One of the most powerful stories out of WWII was the claim that the Allies engaged in malevolent overkill when they bombed Dresden in 1945, murdering over 100,000 people (or, as the Nazis claimed, over 200,000) without any clear military objective.
While these claims didn’t affect the war’s conduct, they were one of the foundational beliefs behind the post-war narrative that the Allies were no better than the Nazis. For post-war leftists and their increasingly ignorant followers, it didn’t matter that the Nazis had directly targeted civilians across England and Europe. Nor did the deaths of six million Jews matter. The Dresden story was simple and buried deeply into the Western psyche: Allies, led by America, were evil.
Hamas "journalist: image by Andrea Widburg using AI
However, the truth is that far fewer civilians died in the Dresden bombing raids than the propaganda reported. Moreover, just as Truman’s successful decision to bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki brought a swift end to the war, the Dresden raids also sought to drive Germany to surrender before millions more died:
The Allied firebombing of the eastern German city of Dresden in 1945 killed no more than 25,000 people — far fewer than scholars' previous estimates running as high as 135,000 — a special commission has found.
The team of a dozen experts, including university professors, archivists and military historians, said Wednesday that four years of research so far has confirmed 18,000 deaths and showed that police and city administrators at the time believed there were about 25,000 victims of the bombing.
One doesn’t have to travel back to 1945 to find an enemy narrative driving popular opinion. You probably remember the 2006 “study” from the once-reputable British medical journal, The Lancet, which claimed that the 2003 invasion of Iraq resulted in 100,000 deaths. (Later, leftists pumped up those numbers to a million.) That “study” was thoroughly debunked, but not before it supercharged the anti-war movement that hampered U.S. foreign policy and that, until the even more successful 2020 BLM movement, gave new life to the American left.
Those incursions into the narrative, though, are small potatoes compared to what’s happening nowadays. While the Western media were occasionally vulnerable to false narratives, they mostly wrote their own copy and came up with facts based on their own observations. This time around, it’s different.
In a receipt-filled X thread, David Collier, an actual investigative journalist, provides chapter and verse showing that the Western media are simply reprinting the narrative straight from Hamas. What we’re getting isn’t news; it’s hardcore propaganda from a combatant that, while it’s losing on the ground, is successfully spreading antisemitism throughout the West, especially in America:
Over the past few weeks we have seen an explosion of stories coming out of Shifa hospital. From wild dogs eating corpses - to fetuses taken out of dying mothers.— David Collier (@mishtal) November 19, 2023
These are not from alt-right newspapers. This wave of fake news - all appear in mainstream media. 2/19 pic.twitter.com/3mWFyhpdBF
Well on 7th Oct as Hamas terrorists slaughtered 1200+ Israelis Ezz Lulu (sorry CNN - a student not a doctor) posted that it was the 'best birthday ever'.— David Collier (@mishtal) November 19, 2023
A day later he posted a picture of a hand glider. Do @CNN usually rely on these type of people as reliable sources? 4/19 pic.twitter.com/1m16E4asqC
Some doctor! On 7 October Abu Samra posted that 'history is being made' and he liked posts honouring and praising the resistance. On 27 Jan 2023 he & his partner wrote celebratory posts about a terrorist attack outside a synagogue in Jerusalem that killed 7 Israelis. 6/ 19 pic.twitter.com/iEzPNisx6O— David Collier (@mishtal) November 19, 2023
His family have history. In 2003 his brother was killed in a targeted strike by Israel. His brother was Khalid Abu Salima - a leader in the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades - the Hamas military arm. 8/19 pic.twitter.com/gdLhlAXl2i— David Collier (@mishtal) November 19, 2023
How about Munir al-Borsh: Director General of the Palestinian Health Ministry. This man is also quoted everywhere. He was also the source of outrageous stories such as the one about the dogs eating bodies of civilians. 10/19 pic.twitter.com/B7nG0uom8L— David Collier (@mishtal) November 19, 2023
Dr Mohammed Ghneim has also been all over the news. He is the source of the story about fetuses pulled from dying mothers. He was also sent to the Baptist hospital - where he reported on a massacre that never happened. 12/19 pic.twitter.com/Tdgh1c1MzM— David Collier (@mishtal) November 19, 2023
A few more. Mohamed AlShareif is a medical analyst specialist at al-Shifa - he called 7 October the most beautiful day in a generation.— David Collier (@mishtal) November 19, 2023
Mohammed Ayesh is an Orthopaedics & Traumatology surgeon at Al Shifa: He also posted support for 7 October and the 27 Jan. 14/19 pic.twitter.com/r9Ztd7l7EL
One example. A tweet says all the ICU patients are dead.— David Collier (@mishtal) November 19, 2023
Those spreading it: @Stone_SkyNews (Sky News). @JaneFerguson5 (PBS) @malonebarry (Reuters).
The source? Head of Shifa. With a terrorist brother and endless support for terrorism. This is not journalism!! 16/19 pic.twitter.com/HKGoW9cD6L
Media reporting such as this is culpable for the rise in antisemitism. It fuels the fire that has left Jewish families fearful of going out and scared of publicly identifying as Jewish. You can see the full story and more examples here 18/19 https://t.co/U1LnVQM6eQ— David Collier (@mishtal) November 19, 2023
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THANK YOU -let us all keep exposing the truth! END
To understand what is happening, imagine The Times of London and The New York Times, in 1943, running a purported “news” story written by Joseph Goebbels. In it, he states as fact (and that’s how the media sell it) that, despite Allied claims that they had no boots on the ground in Germany, British and American troops had actually infiltrated German territory, where they joined up with millions of Jews who had been lurking on the Polish border, waiting for this raid. Joining together, these forces had indiscriminately raped and slaughtered German civilians.
Then, imagine that this wasn’t a one-time error. Instead, it was the norm, with these outlets relying solely on reporting to come from Hitler’s Propaganda Ministry.
That is what we’re seeing now.