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Media Analyses





C-SPAN November 2008 – June 2009


• June 29, 2009 – 9:45 AM

Host: BILL SCANLAN

Caller: Marian from California.

Caller: "Hi. There are so many people in this country that are out of work and people starving and having a tough time of it. Why are we giving Israel $4 billion a year since 1945? We give them $4 billion a year. There are only 5 million Jews in Israel yet we’re giving Israel $4 billion a year. I can’t understand that. Why?"

NOTE: Host fails to point out that significant U.S. aid to Israel began only with Israeli-Egyptian peace talks in 1978, runs between $2 billion and $3 billion annually, not $4 billion, and that Israel has been a U.S. ally since early in the cold war. In addition, Egypt receives nearly $2 billion yearly as well as part of the original Camp David settlement.

• June 28, 2009 – 8:01 AM

Host: PAUL ORGEL

Guest: JACK GOLDSTONE, James Mason University.

Caller: Jamie from Los Angeles, California (frequent male caller ).

Caller: "Hi. You can go to the Web site, America-Hijack.com, and you can find out how this is a Zionist driven, neocon inspired situation in Iran. It’s another war for Israel. It’s in the works. You have the AIPAC propagandist, Dennis Ross, who has just been moved over to the National Security Council. There’s an article in USA Today telling how Obama is continuing to support Iranian dissidents just like Bush and his neocon regime did as well. And we’re just sitting here watching this – Dennis Ross has just come out with a book advocating war with Iran for AIPAC and now he’s going to be at the National Security Council and this article that just came out is saying he’s going to undercut General James Jones who has been against war with Iran."

NOTE: There was no challenge by either the guest or host to the erroneous, sweeping charges, ad hominem attack on Mr. Ross or demonization of Zionists and neo-conservatives (by implication, the "Jewish cabal").

• June 28, 2009 – 8:17 AM

Host: PAUL ORGEL

Guest: JACK GOLDSTONE, James Mason University.

Caller: Mary from North Hills California (frequent female caller ).

Caller: "Yes. Thank you for taking my call. First of all, you need to go to presstv.com to get real, unbiased news on what’s going on in the Middle East. You know, Ahmadinejad never threatened Israel – who is not a friend of ours by the way – for what happened in 1967 – with the USS Liberty attack of our soldiers on the ship – what he did say is that Israel is going to self-destruct and he is right, really. And, you know, we are fighting all of these wars in the Middle East now for Israel. Our blood that AIPAC is pushing us into – they are pushing us into a war with Iran now. This is very dangerous. I think – Ahmadinejad - they want an excuse to go in and fight the Iranians and they need to protect themselves. What motivated the 9/11 attacks was our support – U.S. support for Israel. You can see that what motivated the 9/11 attacks on neoconzionistthreat.com."

NOTE: There was no challenge by either guest or host to the anti-Israel, anti-Zionist, anti-Jewish ("neo-conservative plot") claims or promotion of an Iranian, anti-Israel, anti-Jewish Web site.

• June 18, 2009 – 7:35 AM

Host: SUSAN SWAIN

Guest: NAFISI AZAR NAFISI, Visiting Fellow, Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Foreign Policy Institute.

Caller: Helen from Los Angeles.

Caller: "I do not really believe anything she (the guest) is saying. Number one, the Jews have been upset with Ahmadinejad for years and they’ve been trying to get him out of power for years. We all know America is behind those Jews. This was their chance to get him out of power through this election and though Jews put up money in America along with them sent people to Iran to overthrow this election. This was all a plot behind and from those Jews. They could not get all the people involved in so they went to the young people with innocent minds to get them to overthrow Ahmadinejad. She observed that … Everyone knows George Bush has never won an election yet, yet we did not take it to the streets. That was a plot that came from Israel to Jews to finally get Ahmadinejad out of there."

NOTE: Host is silent. Guest makes mild reply to classic "Israeli-Jewish conspiracy" rant.

June 18, 2009 – 7:45 AM

Host: SUSAN SWAIN

Guest: NAFISI AZAR NAFISI, Visiting Fellow, Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Foreign Policy Institute.

Caller identified as being from Tennessee.

Caller: "Good morning, you say that America should tell Iranians what the situation is that they are experiencing there in Iran. How should America help Palestinians? What about them compared to Israel with all of our arms oppressing Palestinians? I have visited with Iranian people here in the United States and those in Iran. I have no problem with them and they took me to meet Americans who have left America to experience the freedom of their religion in Iran. What is your opinion of the Palestinians' issue? How can the people of Iran use pressure to help those in Palestine?"

NOTE: Host silent on hijacking of subject and the equivalence of Palestinian Arabs – Hamas and others – seeking to destroy Israeli democracy – with Iranians demonstrating for democracy. Mild reply by guest.

• June 18, 2009 – 8:26 AM

Host: SUSAN SWAIN

Guest: Guest: NAFOSO AZAR NAFISI, Visiting Fellow, Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Foreign Policy Institute.

Caller: Bernice from Inverness, Florida.

Caller: "Good morning. Since 1945, we have been giving Israel $4 billion a year. There are only 5 million Jews in Israel. So why should we be giving them $4 billion? They are only using it on tanks and nuclear energy, nuclear bombs. And I think we should cut that out and – people do not realize that Hitler was a Jew."

NOTE: Caller’s history and figures are wrong, and claim that "Hitler was a Jew" illustrate the twisted hostility. Host remains silent.

• June 17, 2009 – 7:05 AM

Host: PAUL ORGEL

Caller identified as from Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Caller: "At the heart of America' s problems in the Middle East is America's creation of Israel back in 1948 which was essentially an invasion of Muslim territory. It had been Muslim territory for 1300 years. These Jewish people in Europe and in North America thought they were entitled to invade Palestine. To take over that territory. There has been war ever since."

NOTE: Host generally responded weakly to seven biased calls on June 17. First call twisted Jewish and Middle East history, erases Judaism and Jewish people’s Middle Eastern origins, connections and modern development.

• June 17, 2009 – 8:52 AM

Host: PAUL ORGEL

Guest: REP. BRAD SHERMAN (D-CA).

Caller (male) identified as being from Rockville, Maryland.

Caller claimed that U.S. corporations are controlled by Israel.

NOTE: The guest scolded the caller and suggested indirectly that he's anti-Semitic.

• June 17, 2009 – 9:00 AM

Host: PAUL ORGEL

Guest: REP. BRAD SHERMAN (D-CA).

Caller: Michael from Brooklyn.

Caller insisted that peace could be achieved if all the settlers were removed from the West Bank.

NOTE: Guest refuted this. 

• June 17, 2009 – 9:16 AM

Host: PAUL ORGEL

Guest: FLYNT LEVERETT, New America Foundation.

Caller: Frankie from Louisiana.

Caller claimed that Israel and the CIA were behind the protests in Iran and, as well, the tweets about the protests.

Host: "Where are you reading that?"

Caller: "Let me get to that."

Host: "You said there was evidence."

Caller: "I just read it yesterday. I have it here somewhere in my computer. I think I read it on the coalition of the obvious. It is on the Internet."

Host: "Thank you."

LEVERETT: "Sorry to disappoint. I do not know about project Mockingbird etc."

• June 17, 2009 – 9:20 AM

Host: PAUL ORGEL

Guest: FLYNT LEVERETT.

Caller identified as from Los Angeles, California.

Caller claimed that Israel controls American foreign policy to the detriment of the American people.

LEVERETT: "AIPAC and other parts of the pro-Israel movement in the United States are not doing anything illegal or anything unconstitutional. Quite the contrary. They mobilized to petition the government. I disagree with many of these specific policies and ideas ...."

• June 17, 2009 – 9:26 AM

Host: PAUL ORGEL

Guest: FLYNT LEVERETT

Caller identified as from Connecticut.

Caller ranted about the influence of the pro-Israel community leading to bad U.S. policies and complained about call-in programs, including C-SPAN, hanging up on people who criticize this – and even hanging up on anybody who says Israel and Jew in the same sentence.

NOTE: Guest said that he opposes pro-Israel policies and ideas as bad for the country but they should be opposed in the realm of ideas.

• June 17, 2009 – 9:38 AM

Host: PAUL ORGEL

Guest: FLYNT LEVERETT

Caller identified as from Allentown PA.

Caller made an uninterrupted anti-Israel diatribe accusing Israel of violating many UN resolutions and claiming that politicians like Rep. Brad Sherman defend everything it does. The caller claimed that the U.S. was pushed into the Iraqi war by people with ties to Israel.

NOTE: The guest, unchallenged by the host, repeatedly criticized Israeli policies.

• June 16, 2009 – 9:55 AM

Host: PEDRO ECHEVARRIA.

Guest: NEIL MACFARQUHAR, New York Times UN Bureau Chief.

Caller: John from Georgia.

Caller: "Yes. These are a couple of points and I would like for you to respond. Under what condition would Iran use their nuclear arsenal? Would nuclear weapons be used in response to Iran? Also, the policy concerning Israel. Israel has attacked the United States. They .. for that as an ally. Could you explain to me one thing – is it real (Israel's nuclear arsenal) and what has it done to help the United States in any war .. get to their means?"

Host: "What do you mean that Israel has attacked the United States?"

Caller: "They have attacked the shield of the United States."

MACFARQUHAR: "He is referring to the Liberty incident. I hope there is no attack on Iran. If you want a difference in Iran, it has to come from inside the country. If you attack them, you will cement that regime in place for 100 years. It plays into the thought that martyrdom is the greatest cause and it will all band together. Even now with the elections, the whole world says you have to do something and you would see an adverse reaction in Iran. If you change, it has to come from inside the country. In terms of Israel, it is a double standard. People point that out, where I worked at the UN, all the time. The United States ... Bush' s ... heart and other countries and ... kind of ignore the nuclear weapons from Israel. In the era of Communism, Israel was always seen as a bullwork in defending those interests. But there is a new sentiment being expressed much more publicly. Israel is creating too much turmoil, the source of too much turmoil."

Host: "What do you make of the presence of Hezbollah ..?"

MACFARQUHAR: "Hezbollah is a political party. The reason it is successful is the Shiite population in south Lebanon was neglected by the central government for years. Hezbollah provides schools and social services and that is the basis for its popularity. It does stand up to Israel. It gained a lot of popularity in 2006. Israelis went over the border and said they would defang Hezbollah. That made them more popular. Hezbollah says they will liberate Jerusalem. There is a game show and the answer to questions about the occupation. If you answer right, there is still little map showing them headed toward Jerusalem. Hezbollah has little chance of liberating Jerusalem, but there is an emotional appeal to that region and to Muslims, particularly Sunni Muslims. The way to solve the problem is to take away Hezbollah' s regional appeal. I think it will become another Lebanese party among many."

NOTE: Neither guest nor host challenged the caller’s anti-Israel remarks, pointed out that the Liberty attack has been investigated, and found to have been accidental, or that Israel’s presumed nuclear weapons are to deter past and present regional threats to destroy the country.

• June 1, 2009 – 9:09 AM

Host: BILL SCANLAN

Guest: ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, Director, Center for Strategic and International Studies Transnational Threats Project.

Caller: Dean from Springfield, Missouri

Caller: "Hi there. Good morning to both of you. I guess I called to state an opinion and you can tell me if I'm crazy or not. It kinda seems to me that Israel is the underlying reason with the problems in the Middle East. One of the early tapes released by Osama Bin Laden after 9/11, he gave his reasons for attacking the United States. It was because of our support of Israel and to the exclusion of the Palestinians – the Palestinian people. If I were President, I think I would draw a line for Israel and tell them exactly what I wanted them to do and give them 90 days to do it to get out – to completely out of the occupied territories. I do think the United States needs to take a firmer stance with Israel. I think the majority of the American people should support the President on what ever he wants to do. I think that born-again Christians should realize that Israel is a country that does not believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that needs to be a consideration with the American people that do believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God."

Host: "Dean, thanks for the call."

DE BORCHGRAVE: "Sir, I beg to differ with you. I do not think that would ever happen where the United States, as you suggest, would take on Israel as a potential enemy and give them orders to get out of this or that. I do not think that will ever happen. As I mentioned earlier in the program, to understand what role Israel plays in the United States – it's tantamount to being the 51st American State. Aid to Israel has never been refused. To make aid to Israel conditional, would never be approved by Congress."

NOTE: Host allowed caller’s rant – including al Queda attacked the United States because of American support for Israel and because Jews don’t believe in Christian doctrine, the United States should not back Israel. The guest’s disagreement was effectively indirect agreement.

• May 31, 2009 – 8:49 AM

Host: STEVE SCULLY

Guest: PAT BUCHANAN, syndicated journalist.

Caller identified as from Michigan.

NOTE: Caller’s anti-Israel tirade was backed up by guest and ignored by host.

Caller: "Good morning. We have had people prosecuted for war crimes in Germany, Japan, Kosovo, and today Americans are being prosecuted. In 1967, ‘68, the U.S. Liberty was attacked by Israel. The survivors filed a war crime report with the Department of Justice that they will not act on. You can get half of the congress – to an AIPAC dinner but – you can' t get 10% of the Congress standing up for these guys who died for our country. Isn’t the U.S. Congress corrupt?"

BUCHANAN: "When it comes to the issue of Israel, Senator Fulbright said that Israel owns the U.S. Senate. There is no doubt, when it comes to the issue of Israel, the Congress of the United States is virtually, not 100%, but close to 100% , supports the Israeli position. At a dinner at AIPAC, the Israeli lobby, the Congress was asked to stand up for Israel – and it did – a quorum of both Houses (etc.). Let me say this about the Liberty. I interviewed the captain when his book came out. That was a criminal assault on the third day of the Six-Day War. When the American ship that was flying an American flag, I think they knew it was an American ship. An admiral a friend of mine, believes it was a deliberate attack on an American ship (etc.). It was under fire for hours on end. Lifeboats were fired on. It was an atrocity and 37 Americans, I believe, died and more than 100 wounded (etc.). I believe the captain received the Medal of Honor. This was really not investigated at the time, and exposed. The people responsible for covering at up were not held to an accounting (etc.). I think it is a disgrace. I think it is a blot on the United States government that we did not do that. What you have spoken about, my friend Robert Novak who is ill now, he wrote on this, I’ve written columns on it. I think your case is exactly right. There' s nothing here I disagree with (etc.)."

NOTE: Caller’s anti-Israel tirade was backed up by the guest, Pat Buchanan, who has a long history of blaming Israel for Middle East problems and defending Nazi war criminals, and ignored by host. The evidence showing the attack on the Liberty was accidental was not mentioned.

• May 31, 2009 – 9:47 AM

Host: STEVE SCULLY

Guests: CHARLIE COOK  (Cook Political Report), STU ROTHENBERG (Rothenberg Political Report).

Caller, commenting on Buchanan’s appearance earlier this day on Washington Journal, accused Buchanan of being an anti-Semite. The caller, uninterrupted, provided reasoned evidence.

NOTE: The two guests did not agree that Buchanan is an anti-Semite. Host was silent.

• May 30, 2009 – 8:46 AM

Host: ROBB HARLESTON

Guest: BARBARA SLAVIN. Washington Times - Assistant Managing Editor for National Security.

Caller identified as from Kansas.

Caller: "Good morning. I'd like to also remind everyone out there that President Truman's entire cabinet warned against the creation of Israel as leading to World War III and once again we find American foreign policy backed up behind Israel. We follow them around, do whatever they're asking us to do. Namely it's Iran now. The real solution is for the Israelis to go back behind the 1949 line where there were only 400,000 Jews in Israel at that point, and adhere to the U.N. Resolution that they signed at the time, which declared that they would not cause any harm to the indigenous inhabitants of Palestine, namely the Palestinians. We can never have peace in the Middle East with Israel being the thorn in the side of the Middle East. They have put out so much mis-propaganda on Palestine. For example, it's not just a desert. It's a very fertile piece of property, some of the richest real estate in the world. The real solution is for Israel to disband or go back to ‘49 borders. The only reason that they won was because they had American weapons against a vastly inferior opponent that did not have the technology of weapons that we afforded Israel."

Host: "We'll leave it there."

SLAVIN: "That's a controversial proposal. It's going to be hard enough to get the Israelis to go back to the ‘49 lines. The question is whether the Israelis can reach some sort of accommodation with the Palestinians that will give the Palestinians enough land, enough sovereignty to be able to call themselves a state. And whether this can be embraced by the Arab world at large which will then recognize Israel and end the hostility that has existed – I think that's still the gold standard."

NOTE: Neither host nor guest exposed caller’s almost completely false version of Arab-Israel history.

• May 30, 2009 – 9:04 AM

Host: ROBB HARLESTON

Guest: BARBARA SLAVIN, Washington Times - Assistant Managing Editor for National Security.

Caller: Gerald from St. Louis, Missouri.

Caller: "Why is Israel's nuclear weapons off the table? All we talk about is what Iran is trying to develop. What about the 400 war heads Israel has? I'm a Navy veteran and I don't consider Israel my friend. I'm tired of hearing Israel is this and that. What has that done for America? Nothing. We're in the problems with the Middle East because of our support for Israel which is racist at its core and that's why we have the problem in the Middle East, so talk about the Israeli’s nuclear weapons. If I was Iran, I would try and get all the nuclear weapons I could get."

SLAVIN: "You raised a controversial and interesting issue, something my newspaper wrote about extensively. There's been an unwritten agreement since 1969. Kind of don't ask, don't tell, if you will - that the United States will not demand Israel come clean on the nuclear program or join the nonproliferation treaty and not test a nuclear weapon. There was some suggestion this might get scrutiny by the President Obama administration and was raised in talks with President Obama – and the figures - there's no official figures for the number of nuclear weapons Israel has. Israelis have never said. Of course their argument is they're a small country surrounded by hostile states. They need guarantees should all those gang up on Israel. Israel's made it clear they would never use these weapons except to save the state from annihilation but the caller is correct, that the fact of Israel having nuclear weapons coming up repeatedly when Arab countries call for a nuclear free zone and Syrians have seen it as a double standard. Iranians have signed the treaty and they're not allowed to develop weapons and were they to be actually proven to be working on a weapon – that's a violation of that treaty. They're not on firm ground and they hid a lot of things and were sanctioned by the United Nations on several occasions but it's important to point out, yes – they do have a nuclear war program. There's probably going to have to be some way for the Israelis to declare it and open it up to perhaps broader agreement bringing peace to that area."

NOTE: Host ignores caller’s slander that Israel, the Middle East’s only multi-racial, multi-religious stable democracy is "racist" and falsehood that Israel, a reliable ally against Soviet expansionism and Islamic radicalism, has done "nothing" for the United States. Guest does likewise.

• May 23, 2009 – 9:56 AM

Host: ROBB HARLESTON

Caller: Sally from Port Arthur, Texas (frequent female caller).

Caller: "Yes, hello. I want to talk about Afghanistan. Now, this is Obama's Vietnam, all because of 9/11, which was brought on by our support for Israel's oppression of the Palestinians, who, by the way, the European Jews introduced terrorism, if you look up history, and see what motivated the 9/11 attack, on neoconzionistthreat.com. Thank you."

Host: "Sally, are you still with me? No, she's not. So let's go to Barbara in Springfield, Virginia, on our line for Springfield. Springfield, are you there?"

NOTE: Another neoconzionistthreat.com call.

• May 20, 2009 – 9:38 AM

Host: GRETA BRAWNER

Guest: THAD KOUSSER, professor, UC-San Diego.

Caller: Jamie from Los Angeles, California (frequent male caller).

Caller: "Hi. Thank you for taking my call. Why don't we use the $30 billion that President Obama is sending to Israel? I mean, this is incredible, here in California, and other states to go broke as AIPAC, the pro-Israel lobby has President Obama and the Congress continue to allocate millions and billions of dollars to Israel."

Host: "Alright, Jamie, I'm going to remind you and other viewers that you need to wait your 30 days before you call into the Washington Journal so that we can get as many voices, different voices, as possible."

NOTE: Host fails to point out that U.S. aid for Israel is approximately $3 billion annually, not $30 billion and has no connection to California’s state government budget problems.

• May 20, 2009 – 8:51 AM

Host: GRETA BRAWNER

Guest: MS. MARVI MEMON, Pakistan Muslim League and Pakistan National Assembly.

Caller: Tom from Hemlock, Michigan.

Caller: "Good morning ladies. That proves that first lady that called – the people don't know that we created Taliban. United States against Russia. And the people don't know that out there. Let's get educated. And how come we never hear about what's going on in Gaza? How they're keeping the Taliban out, boarding them up – won't let them go get food. That should be all over our television. But, no, we don't see that because they don't want us to see it. And another thing, I feel sorry for the Pakistans, and in my opinion I think Israel is the Anti-Christ and we are the right hand man and watch out, people, things are gonna come more than what they are already. Now ..(finally cut-off).

NOTE: Neither host nor guest corrected the caller’s erroneous assertions that "we created Taliban" or that news about the Gaza Strip is suppressed, let alone disassociating themselves from the anti-Semitic claim, "Israel is the Anti-Christ".

• May 19, 2009 – 9:53 AM

Host: STEVE SCULLY (sscully@c-span.org, journal@c-span.org, viewer@c-span.org).

Guest: CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER, syndicated columnist.

Topic: News review with Charles Krauthammer.

Caller: Mark from San Diego, California (click here to view).

[Characteristically, host Scully indulges and encourages this anti-Israel, antisemitic propagandist caller who spews blatant falsehoods and distortions in a lengthy diatribe. Scully finally gives the guest an opportunity to respond.]

Caller: "I am very concerned about the fact that this country, the United States, is being bankrupted by its blind support for Israel. We are constantly supporting this country which is a terrorist country, which when they came back to the Palestine region in 1948, and were given a plot of land, rather than living peacefully with their Palestinian neighbors, they decided to go on a terroristic binge. People like Menachem Begin, who went on later to be elected prime minister, went around machine-gunning Palestinian women and children to death which forced the Palestinian women and children to flee the area to the camps where they are today. This terrorist binge by the European Jews who returned to Palestine in 1948 is costing the United States enormous amounts of money every year. We simply cannot afford to continue to support Israel."

Host: "Let me jump in. What then would be the alternative?"

Caller: "The problem is that most people in this country really do not know we are supporting terrorists. What we really need to do is to stop supporting terror, stop giving them money, superior arms."

Host: "Why do you call the Israeli government terrorists?"

Caller: "Because when they began – when President Truman started that country and went to the United Nations and helped create that country, the United States was a segregated country. And so it was acceptable – these terms like "two-state solutions," "racial segregation" – that was acceptable back then – in Washington D.C. which back then was a segregated city. Now it is not acceptable. The kind of crimes that Israel committed were just not reported ..."

Host: "I'm going to stop you there to get a response."

Guest: "There is so much there, so little time. I hardly know where to start. On November 27, 1947, the U.N. approved the partition of Palestine into a Jewish state and an Arab state that was accepted by the Jews who formed Israel. It was rejected by the Arabs, the Palestinians, and by all the Arabs who invaded Israel on the day of partition, the 14th of May 1948. On the morning after the resolution at the U.N. was adopted to create an Israeli state and a Palestinian state, which all of the Arabs rejected – they tried to destroy Israel in a war. The morning after, if you will look at history, Palestinian terrorists attacked a bus in Tel Aviv and killed five Jews and this started the War of Independence which ended in Israel saving its own life from Palestinian Arab insurgents inside of Israel and Arab armies invading from outside.

Secondly, the settlement of Jews in Israel, contrary to what was said, did not begin in 1948. It began roughly in 1000 B.C. where there was an independent Jewish state for a thousand years and there had been a continual Jewish habitation of Israel and Palestine for 3000 years. The major immigration of the late Zionist era, of the modern area, began, not in 1948, but in 1880. Secondly, the Truman administration was only one of dozens of countries which recognized Israel. Remember that the partition resolution in the U.N. to create a Jewish state and an Arab state passed with a majority, so it was a majority of the world. The U.N. spoke on behalf of the international community which accepted and created the Jewish state. The problem in the last 50 years has been the Jews have always accepted having a Jewish state and an Arab state – and the Arabs, starting with the war which they initiated in 1947 and ended in 1948, have always rejected it.

I can assure you that on the day there is a general acceptance of the Jewish state on behalf of the Palestinians, if there was a Palestinian Authority leader that would except living with them in peace, within weeks, you would have a peace agreement. Because then it is no longer an existential dispute; it's only a dispute over where the boundary will be drawn and that is a soluble issue."

Host: "With only about a minute left – Would Hamas except that?"

Guest: "Never. They have said that repeatedly; it's leader announced that in Damascus that they will never accept a peace with Israel. Hamas says that they will accept a 10-year truce so that it can arm itself, indoctrinate its children, and prepare itself for a renewal of the war. But peace is not a choice for Hamas."

• May 16, 2009 – 7:18 AM

Host: ROBB HARLESTON

Caller: Rena from Porter Ranch, California. (frequent female caller).

Caller: "Hi Robb. Well, Nancy Pelosi is lying about whether she knew about water-boarding or not. She is lying - she’s been lying about it since 2002. She needs to step down. Really. She has been bought off by AIPAC which is a very dangerous Jewish lobby. You know, water-boarding and other torture techniques, you know, all of these people were trained to do this by the Israeli Mossad. You can see what motivated the 9/11 attack to begin with. You can just look up neoconzionistthreat.com."

• May 14, 2009 – 8:21 AM

Host: SUSAN SWAIN

Guest: GENERAL RICHARD MYERS, former Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Caller: Mike from Grossbeck, Oregon.

Caller: "Good morning, Susan. First of all, let me state that, folks, this is not Greta, this is Susan. Hi Susan. This is your favorite pacifist, anarchist, sir. Okay, first let me state here first and foremost that, if I may, Susan, with relation to the last topic, ok, so far as President Obama not releasing the photos, I have to say I was in the Marine Corps, ok, I have to say, first and foremost, the President is the head guy. He is the head of the military. He has a responsibility to the troops, and I understand my brethren on the right in terms of coming clean. But if that costs one American soldier his life, I say do not release the photos, ok? There is a responsibility, I understand the thing about coming clean and all of this. Okay, make us feel good. But if it is going to cost one American soldier his life, I say do not release the photos. Where I see the whole problem with the Middle East, sir, is, again, the Israeli-Palestinian question. Once we take care of that – once the Palestinians – you cannot deny the fundamental inalienable right to exist. We have to have- a solution - a two-state solution, whatever. Somehow the Palestinian woman, the mother of a family, can send her family out and be not hassled at all in going about their lives and then come home to her – where she can feed her family." (Finally cut-off by Host).

Host: "Okay Mike. Let me step in. Thank you very much. Two topics – first, the President blocking the photos, and then we will come to the second question."

MYERS: "First of all, thanks for your service in the Marine Corps. On the photos, I remind viewers, if they remember, there was this allegation that guards at Guantanamo flushed the Koran down the toilet. It took two weeks to go over the data and find out that there was no record that that happened. In the meantime, as memory serves me right, there were 250 people killed in riots around the world just on that allegation. These things like photos can have an inflammatory effect (etc.)"

• May 14, 2009 – 8:26 AM

Host: SUSAN SWAIN

Guest: GENERAL RICHARD MYERS, former Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Caller: Same as above.

Host: "Mike' s second question was on a solution to the Middle East, and support for the two-state solution."

MYERS: "Well, I think a lot of people do. Not necessarily my area of expertise – but Mike – one of the things he was saying is that is what keeps things in the Middle East stirred up. I think extremists use that as an issue to keep things stirred up. It needs to be solved because there are millions of people being hurt on both sides of that question, and it needs to be solved. I know Dennis Ross, I have worked with him when I was assistant to the chairman. He is a serious man. Certainly the other folks that are involved in that – Senator Mitchell – hopefully they can craft some sort of plan here, and the two-state solution I am sure is probably number one."

• May 10, 2009 – 8:48 AM

Host: PETER SLEN

Guest: MONA CHAREN, syndicated journalist.

Caller: Rachel from Brentwood California (frequent female caller).

Caller: "Hello. First of all, I want to say that I have seen you on the round table – I am a Republican and I voted for Ron Paul - and as far as I know, Ron Paul is the only Republican that ran for President. The thing that bothers me about you – you were sitting around a roundtable one day and you were telling me how much you loved Obama' s cabinet picks. What bothers me about that is that they were all picked by AIPAC – American Israeli Political Action Committee – I call it – even though they call it something else. And what really bothers me too is that that you did say something about that you agree with his domestic policy, but you don't agree with his foreign policy. His foreign policy is no different than George Bush's."

CHAREN: "When did I say that? Is she gone?"

Host: "Yes."

CHAREN: "I don't know what she's referring to. I don’t remember that I ever said I agreed with Barack Obama’s domestic policy."

Host: "Nor his foreign policy?"

CHAREN: "Nor his foreign policy."

Host: "Any of his cabinet picks?"

CHAREN: "No. It is not an Administration that I agree with. This notion that they were picked by AIPAC,  C-SPAN gets these callers all the time. They are out there, obviously, in force. It’s an ugly thing - this tendency to call up and demonize Jews and demonize Israel. It happens constantly. I just wish that more people, when it happens, instead of ignoring it, would call people out on it, and say that it is over the line and unacceptable."

NOTE: This is a rare instance in which C-SPAN provided a guest who intelligently responded to a caller’s false accusations. Guest recognizes that "C-SPAN gets these callers all the time" who demonize Jews and Israel.

• May 7, 2009 – 8:48 AM

Host: SUSAN SWAIN.

Caller: Sally from Long Island.

Caller: "Hello, how are you? Listen, why won' t all media cover – now, BBC News covers it, and also Press TV covers it – how Israel -bombed - they did the worst school attack ever. That's all they do. And how Press TV covers it – U.S. media won't. Why hasn’t C-SPAN done a segment on AIPAC's annual policy conference as you [indistinct]. AIPAC is trying to get us into a war with Iran..." (ranting on and interrupted by the host only in order to correct the caller about C-SPAN not carrying AIPAC Conference).

Host (interrupts): "Sally, Sally, Sally. Stop for one second. You're asking why we haven't covered it. We put the conference on in its entirety for two days."

Caller: "I know, but they are trying to move us into a war with Iran, which they did with Iraq. I want to commend a couple of callers. Yesterday when you had Sanger on, I tried to get through then. All this money going to Israel has got to stop."

Host: "Thank you, Sally."

NOTE: This host, who rarely if ever contradicts anti-Jewish, anti-Israel misrepresentations, interrupts caller to clarify C-SPAN coverage. But host fails to clarify that Press TV is an Iranian propaganda arm.

• May 6, 2009 – 8:54 AM

Host: PAUL ORGEL.

Caller: Ron from Gastonia, North Carolina.

Caller said that there are "too many Jews on the Supreme Court." He said that they are "only 2% of population but make up 22% of the Court (Ginsburg and Breyer)."

ORGEL: "What does that mean?"

Caller: "It’s disproportionate …."

NOTE: There was no further inquiry or comment by the host to this invidious, anti-Jewish remark.

• May 6, 2009 – 9:20 AM

Host: PAUL ORGEL

Caller: Cynthia from Woodland, Texas.

Caller complained about "...unilateral support for Israel. lobbyists running the country."

NOTE: Host failed to request specifics or otherwise challenge the accusation.

• May 5, 2009 – 8:45 AM

Host: BILL SCANLAN.

Caller: Marie from Coatsville, Pennsylvania.

Caller: "Good Morning, America, how are you? I am a C-SPAN junkie. I adore your programming. Especially "Book TV," but you also. What I am calling about is to make a couple of comments. I think it is about time that someone goes after the corporations who do not pay any taxes at all in our country. That is the reason that over 2/3 of corporations pay absolutely no taxes. So all the callers to call up with the crocodile tears that support corporations, please. Another comment I need to make it is about the previous guest, Some of the comments as it relates to the Middle East. What I would like to know is, why is it okay for Israel to threaten to bomb Iran, but all we hear about is, ‘Oh, Iran is threatening Israel.’ Guess what, Israel has the capability, 600 nuclear warheads, to take out anyone they so choose. And I am absolutely opposed to my tax money going for weapons of mass destruction for Israel. I abhor the treatment of the Palestinians. I am a friend of the family of Rachel Corrie, and Rachel Corrie will always be a hero to me. I think we should all know who she is. I leave it to all of you to find out."

NOTE: The anti-Israel remarks were tacitly accepted by the host. The false equivalence of Iranian threats with Israel’s deterrence, implication that Palestinian Arabs were poorly treated by Israel when, even during the second intifada, U.N. figures showed them faring better than citizens of several Arab countries, and Corrie’s role in the anti-Israel International Solidarity movement – all allowed to pass unmentioned.

• May 5, 2009 – 8:34 AM

Host: BILL SCANLAN

Guest: DAVID SANGER, New York Times.

Caller: Mike from York, Pennsylvania.

Caller: "If you’ve read the statements of Osama bin Laden, you would understand that his motive for destroying the World Trade Center – was America’s creation and support for Israel. Much of the Muslim world hates America because it created and props up Israel. America sends 30% of its foreign aid to Israel every year in the form of military hardware so that Israel can survive. The creation of Israel back in 1945 was one of the biggest mistakes of the 20th century. It was an invasion of Muslim Palestine. It’s been a failure. It was an invasion of Jews from Europe, North America. Zionism is a failure and Israel needs to take down that flag with the Star of David on it and put the name of that territory back to Palestine. It is an apartheid state, just like South Africa was, and it has not worked from the very beginning."

NOTE: Host failed to respond to the anti-Semitic, anti-Zionist falsifications or to note bin Laden’s main motives have been to overthrow the Saudi monarchy, drive U.S./Western influence from Arab lands, and restore the Sunni caliphate.

• May 3, 2009 – 9:17 AM

Host: STEVE SCULLY

Guest: CONNIE SCHULTZ, Ohio newspaper columnist and wife of Congressman Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio).

Topic: "Next 100 days for Democratic Party."
 
Caller: James from Stuart, Florida (frequent male caller ).

Caller: "Thank you for taking my call. I’d like to find out if the lady’s husband is going to be attending the AIPAC conference that ..?"

NOTE: Host possibly cut-off caller.

• April 24, 2009 – 8:37 AM

Host: GRETA BRAWNER

Guests: STEPHEN DINAN, Correspondent, Washington Times White House, JAMES WARREN, Internet columnist, Huffingtonpost.com

Caller: Rachel from Recida, California (frequent female caller ).

Caller: "Yes. Hi. The U.S. Officer at the heart of the Abu Ghraib prison scandal which is General Janice Sapinski – says that she has evidence that Israelis helped to interrogate Iraqis at another facility. In fact, she told the BBC she met an Israeli working as an interrogator at a secret intelligence center in Baghdad; now she was forced to step down. You see you' ve got to see what even motivated the 9/11 attacks and who pushed us into a war with Iraq. First of all, who pushed us into the war with Iraq is Israel and their government, AIPAC and all the umbrella organizations."

NOTE: The anti-Israel tirade was ignored by the host and guests. No mention that Israel cautioned U.S. on military intervention in Iraq, or that numerous U.N. resolutions and the U.S. Congress authorized use of force or that Iraq was widely believed by Western intelligence agencies to possess weapons of mass destruction.

• April 22, 2009 — 8:48 AM

Host: PAUL ORGEL

Caller identified as from Dalton, Georgia.

Caller: "How are you doing? Thanks for having me on. I was listening all to the callers about Bush and some of the national security issues. I think it is a real shame that we have some of the poorest media coverage – you would not think so because there is so much coverage, but watching others like European news stations, there are things that they are reporting on that we don' t even hear about. The country really doesn't hear a lot of what's really going on."

Host: "Such as? Give us a couple of examples."

Caller: "Well, like BBC, they show some of the things going on in Palestine and actually have some Palestinian leaders on and they let Palestinian people talk and Palestinian reporters. In this country I hardly ever see anyone ever discussed their side of the story. All I can say to that is that a lot of Americans don' t understand what it would it be like if somebody knocked on your door and said, "Hey, listen, I used to live here, and you got to go." I don't think people really get the levity of the situation. American Indians, if they'd look at that, maybe they could kind of get a grasp on that. What we did to them, just like everybody else, always imposing our ideals and supposed democracy. I believe that it really just comes down to the money. Every aspect of it just rolls down to the money. But you have to really think about it to understand how it could all be related to that."

NOTE: Host failed to challenge caller either on imposing America’s "supposed democracy" on other peoples or the Palestinian Arabs as American Indians analogy. If anything, Jews as a prior indigenous people returning to their homeland, blocked by various groups – including 20th century Arab migrants - are the Indians in this story.

• April 19, 2009 – 8:44 AM

Host: STEVE SCULLY

Caller: Jim from Stuart, Florida (frequent male caller).

Caller: "Thanks for taking my call, C-SPAN. I just wanted to say that we are paying all these tax dollars to fight wars for Israel. We were attacked on 9/11 because of our support for Israel. You can look at what motivated the 9/11 hijackers at neoconzionistthreat.com. And when is C-SPAN going to do a segment with Charles Freeman – a doctor – who was with the Middle East Policy Council? A friend of mine, Dr. Stephen Sagosky, has this Transparent Cabal book out about the Likudnik neocons that took us into the war for Israel with Iraq."

Guest (Richard Rubin): "Well, If you look specifically at aid to Israel, it’s only a very small portion of the federal budget.. As to what took us into the war in Iraq .. it’s debatable and its been debated for years ..(etc)."

NOTE: Yet another reiteration of the 9/11 - Israel neoconzionistthreat delusion, on which C-SPAN host is silent.

• April 6, 2009 – 7:05 AM

Host: BILL SCANLAN

Caller identified as from Sherman Oaks, California (frequent female caller).

Caller: "I will tell you what we can do is nothing. Okay, how come Israel can have all have all the nukes they want "to defend themselves," against what? To be in the land that - they're illegally there, first of all. And no one is going to do anything to us if we just stay out of foreign affairs. That is what George Washington warned us about. Anyway, look on neoconzionistthreat.com cause this will give you all the information you need and tells you why we got attacked. To begin with, because of our support for Israel. Because what happened was – Afghan – Afghans – Bin Laden – he even said in the speech that we support Israel's right to destroy the Palestinians."

NOTE: Host fails to interrupt or respond to the caller’s propagandistic falsehoods and distortions.

• April 5, 2009 – 9:14 AM

Host: STEVEN SCULLY

Guest: VICTOR CHA, Former Director for Asian Affairs, National Security Council.

Caller identified as from Recida, California (frequent male caller ).

Caller: "Thanks for taking my call. I wanted to ask your guest know if he knew about the new book out, The Transparent Cabal, which has an excellent review in the Middle East Policy publication which is associated with the Middle East Policy Council that Ambassador Chas Freeman was president of - he was actually the president of that Middle East Council until the Pro-Israel lobby that forced him to withdraw – and I heard that Mr. Cha was actually with the Bush neocon regime and the JINSA crowd – the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs – which he addressed in that Transparent Cabal book. Are you familiar with it?"

Guest: "I'm not familiar with the book or with the organization. Since the caller did mention the Bush administration, let me say that I think in the second term of the Bush Administration first efforts were made to negotiate with North Korea bilaterally and through multi- party six party talks. (etc.)"

NOTE: Neither host nor guest respond to the caller’s anti-Jewish, anti-Israel propagandistic falsehoods and distortions.

• April 4, 2009 – 8:47 AM

Host: PEDRO ECHEVARRIA

Guest: ARTHUR AUERBACH, CPA.

Caller identified as from Sherman Oaks, California (frequent male caller ).

Caller: "Thanks for taking my call. I’d like to say – and you're a great host, by the way, sir – what I wanted to say is – why are we basically getting taxed to send all this money to Israel, and it's based on the 16th Amendment on .." [cut-off].

NOTE: Neither host nor guest respond to the caller’s anti-Israel propagandistic distortion.

• March 29, 2009 – 8:28 AM

Host: BILL SCANLAN

Guests: TOBY HARNDEN, Editor, London Daily Telegraph, United States. MARKUS ZIENER, Bureau Chief, Handelsblatt, Washington.

Caller identified as from Stuart, Florida (frequent male caller ).

Caller: "It most certainly was wrong. Why aren't your papers covering Ambassador Chas Freeman situation and how the pro- Israel lobby had him removed because he thought that U.S. support for Israel resulted in 9/11. He's against the coming war with Iran as well. Why are Americans not standing up, basically, to oppose the pro-Israel lobby - AIPAC and similar - as the Mearshimer/Walt book had discussed. And here we have a decent man, and C-SPAN won't even cover it. Your papers have not addressed it. I'm sure you've seen mention of it. Why can't we address this issue? And you can go to neoconzionistthreat.com."

Host: "Stuart, Florida - we remind all our callers - You get 30 days to call in. If you've called within 30 days - give others the chance to call in."

NOTE: Neither host nor guests respond to the caller’s anti-Israel propagandistic falsehoods and distortions.

• March 26, 2009 – 8:18 AM

Host: PETER SLEN

Guest: CHIP REID, reporter for CBS.

Caller identified as from Lake Jackson, Texas (frequent male caller).

Caller: "I'd like to know why the Ambassador Charles Freeman situation hasn't been covered - how the AIPAC pro-Israel lobby had him withdraw - as in the National Intelligence Council. Why isn't CBS News and C-SPAN covering this? Because [caller was cut-off here]

Host: That caller is actually from Los Angeles. The Charles Freeman..?

Guest: I didn't actually cover it because I deal with issues of economic life ... I'm not sure as to what extent we covered it ...we certainly covered it on our Web site...

NOTE: Neither host nor guests respond to the caller’s anti-Israel propagandistic falsehoods and distortions.

• March 23, 2009 – 8:43 AM

Host: BILL SCANLAN

Caller identified as from Orlando, Florida.

Caller: "Good Morning. I feel that if we would stop all these wars for Israel, there wouldn't be any terrorists. All these wars are for Israel, they're not for oil. They're for Israel. We must stop support for Israel and get all the congressmen that have dual citizenship - there's about 35 of them - out of our government. Thank you. "

NOTE: Host failed to respond to the caller’s anti-Israel propagandistic falsehoods and distortions.

• March 16, 2009 – 7:25 AM

Host: BILL SCANLAN

Caller is identified as from Newberg, New York.

Caller: "Good morning. Hello. I am glad you mentioned that about the houses, because there's a lot of people who have been calling in saying that it's the people buying the houses whose fault it was – when it's really the banks who should have known dang well that they weren't going to get their money back so they shouldn't have wrote the papers. They were just being greedy. But let me get back to the big picture on the economy, okay, I think right now what's going on is a racket; the Federal Reserve, Bernanke - all these - I'm sorry to say it - but they are all connected because they are all Jewish. But I'm not racist – I don't got no problem – I work for Jewish people – but let me make my point."

Host: "But what's the connection? Why would that ..(interrupted by caller)."

Caller: "This is the connection right here. What they are doing is running a racket, and like after 9/11 when everybody said it's time for the Muslims who are freedom-loving, to step up against the other Muslims, it's time for the Jews who love the USA to stop those people from stealing our dang money."

NOTE: Host failed to respond to caller's "Jews run the economy and caused the mortgage meltdown" canard.

• March 11, 2009 – 9:57 AM

Host: STEVE SCULLY

Guest: Guest: MILT BEARDEN (former CIA officer).

Caller identified as from Encino, California (frequent female caller).

Caller: "This is just another war that AIPAC is pushing us into and nobody's bringing up a Washington Times article from today about Charles Freeman's withdrawal as a leader of a body that prepares the U.S. intelligence. He spoke out against AIPAC's appointments that the Israeli lobby is enforcing to run our foreign policy."

NOTE: The only response to the anti- Israel slander was that the guest nodded in agreement or recognition of the point being made – and he went on to praise Charles Freeman.

• March 9, 2009 – 9:46 AM

Host: BILL SCANLAN

Guest: ROBERT GOLDENKOFF, Director, General Accounting Office, Strategic Issues.

Caller identified as from California (frequent male caller).

Caller: "Yes, I'd like to make a call about the Census. It's a waste of time taking a census when what you've got is this AIPAC lobby that reflects a small percentage of the population, the Jewish line of voters, who are pushing us into these wars for Israel. And it's supposed to gauge and measure our society with regard for political influence."

NOTE: Neither host nor guest challenged the remarks which are (a) erroneous, (b) sweeping generalizations and ( c) portray the small but diverse American Jewish community as monolithic and wielding socially dominant influence. These are classic elements of anti-Semitic slander.

• March 1, 2009 – 8:12 AM

Host: STEVE SCULLY

Guest: DAVID KEENE, American Conservative Union Chairman.

Caller identified as from Recida, California (frequent female caller).

Caller: "Yes. Good morning. I'm calling as a true conservative who voted for the only Republican that ran for President and that’s Ron Paul. My party went from conservative to neo-Zionist conservatism along with the Democrats. And by the way, Obama always says that lobbyists aren’t involved in his administration. Why, he has AIPAC operatives in his cabinet which – AIPAC a very dangerous Jewish lobby – who was trying to push us into war with Iraq, Afghanistan, and now they’re trying to push us into war with Iran. If you look at neoconzionistthreat.com you’ll see what motivated the 9/11 attack."

NOTE: Neither host nor guest responded to the caller’s anti-Jewish, anti-Israel propagandistic falsehoods and distortions.

• February 8, 2009 – 7:47 AM

Host: STEVE SCULLY

Guests: TONY FRATTO, Fmr. Deputy Press Secretary Bush Administration, 2006-09, and MARK PLOTKIN, WTOP Radio - Washington, DC Political Analyst.

Caller identified as from Gardner, Kansas.

Caller: "I have a polar opposite point of view from the previous caller. Our biggest problem is the amount of money we are sending to Israel. $20 billion per year since 1961. That is nearly $1 trillion if you added up. That is why we are so in debt right now. We are essentially financing is on the backs of our children to keep Israel busy and to make sure that they have plenty of arms to kill innocent Palestinians with. I do not believe that Israel has any right to the land they’re on. If you look back in the history, in 1949 and back to 1914, England had trouble with all of these Jewish people coming to England from the wars. They essentially settled them on Palestinian land. It was Palestine. The first thing that the pre- Israelis did was to burn the of courthouses. They massacred three villages of people, two Muslim and one Christian, therefore the entire land opened up in front of them. That was in 1949. Then they could march in and say that the land was abandoned. It was not. There were businesses, restaurants, orchards, courthouses. Everything there that you would expect a populace to have. The media in this country have for years tried to tell us that the Palestinians were nothing but a nation of nomads. That is a complete fallacy. Some of them were nomadic because they moved their herds from grazing land to grazing land as it became depleted."

NOTE: Neither host nor guests challenged the uninterrupted anti-Zionist, anti-Jewish tirade consisting of a string of historical falsehoods from "$20 billion per year" in U.S. aid since 1961 – actually about $3 billion annually since 1979 – to the allegation of Israel’s massacring Arab villages and farming communities.

• December 30, 2008 – 7:53 AM

Host: ROBB HARLESTON

Guest: HISHAM MELHEM, Washington Bureau Chief of the Dubai-based Al-Arabiya News.

Caller: Identified as from Atlanta, Georgia.
 
 
Caller: "Okay. Listen, I feel we need to come to the problem – to the root of the problem – and I think the Jews that's actually there in Palestine - they are pretended Jews. It's just like white folks from South Africa (indistinct) but they went over and took the people's land, language and their culture and then called themselves South Africans. There was Jews already over there in that land. They were darkey Jews. These European Jews – they are pretended Jews. They are the scum of the planet Earth and they are just like their father, the Devil."

Note: Caller’s anti-Semitic rant – a variant of the Aryan nations and Nation of Islam pseudo-theology, with Jews as "scum" and "children" of the Devil – was ignored by both host and guest.

• December 13, 2008 – 8:28 AM

Host: GRETA WODELE-BRAWNER

Guest: ASHLEY J. TELLIS of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Caller: Identified as from Los Angeles, CA (frequent male caller)
 

Caller: "Hello, thank you for taking my call. You can go to neoconzionistthreat.com and you can hear a call that I had for the former CIA operative – actually CIA field officer – (indistinct) Geraldi (ph) - he's Ron Paul's military advisor – and we were talking about the situation with Afghanistan and Pakistan and basically you had earlier callers talk about Israel and America and that whole conflict there stems from when we into Pakistan or actually into Afghanistan and now are going into Afghanistan as a result of 9/11. And what happened? How did 9/11 happen? Well, you can basically look at U.S. support for Israel's brutal oppression of the Palestinians. That resulted in 9/11. We went into Afghanistan as a result of that and now we're going into Pakistan. And the Indian connection here – Israelis are working hand in hand with the Indians. What do you expect these Muslims in Pakistan to do?"

"And the gentleman said there were six American citizens that were actually killed, you know, with the Mumbai terrorist attacks. Well, yeah, there were six members – according to my information – of the Chabad Lubavitcher outreach Jewish Chabad there. That's a radical Orthodox Jewish supremacist cult. It dates – do you know the doctrine of that? I'm not saying all Jewish people support that – but that particular cult which has a lot of influence on American (indistinct) - and I'll close with an article – Greta has been very kind with my time here – that is a radical cult – I mean, it is a Jewish supremacist cult – it basically says that if a Jew needs a liver, he can basically kill a non-Jew to get it. Not all Jews profess to that – so why aren't we talking about that? It's incredible but anyway, lastly, there's an article that appeared in the Hindustan Times – by a friend of mine, Allan Hart, who currently has a program on Press TV – the Iranian channel - that's titled "Hart of the Matter." He basically warned Indian people to break the alliance with America because they're hand in hand working with the Israelis."

Note: C-SPAN allows caller to rant at length. Caller accuses Chabad Lubavitch, an utterly non-aggressive, Orthodox Jewish movement, of a blood libel and implies that the terrorist murders – the victims were tortured first – of six people at the Mumbai Chabad Center was justified; cites a contributor to Press TV, an Iranian government propaganda channel; falsely alleges that Israel oppressed Palestinian Arabs; and blames the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on U.S. support of Israel, when bin Laden’s primary objective has been expulsion of the United States and the West from Arab lands. Host and guest ignored all this.

• December 10, 2008 – 8:12 AM

Host: PAUL ORGEL

Guest: Ohio REP. MARCY KAPTUR, a member of the Congressional Automotive Caucus.

Caller identified as from Los Angeles, California. (frequent female caller).

Caller: "Good morning Representative Kaptur. First of all, I want to thank you for voting against the bailout – the banking bailout. And the thing with the automakers, I really don't believe in government intervention at all. I’m a Ron Paul Republican. I want to thank you for voting with him on a lot of the bills, too. I just want to say, though, that these are employees. And a lot of workers would be out of work. And I think we should help Americans first. I want to thank you also back away voting on – against H.R.1017, back when the war was going on with Lebanon. Because they do have a right to defend themselves, that what was going on then. And I wanted to just tell you, just look it up neoconzionistthreat.com and you'll see more on the subject. Thank you for taking my call."

NOTE: Host silent to caller’s promotion of anti-Semitic, anti-Israel propagandistic Web site. Guest, speaking about her desire to see federal assistance for the automotive industry, failed to pay any attention to the callers’s insertion of anti-Israel rhetoric.

• December 7, 2008 – 7:47 AM

Host: STEVE SCULLY

Guest: NORMAN SOLOMON, Founder and Executive Director, Institute for Public Accuracy.

Caller identified as from Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.

Caller: "Several months ago I read a blurb in the New York Times and then it states that there was this documentary that was made in Israel and in that documentary, thousands of POWs during the 1967 war were executed and several hundred POWs were taken back to Israel to be experimented on and that's the reason that the U.S.S. Liberty was attacked."

Guest: "I'm not familiar with In terms of the overall conflict involving Israel and the Palestinians. I think it's very notable that in recent weeks, while there has been all this talk about Pakistan and U.S. Planning to escalate the war in Afghanistan, very little reference to what is commonly put forward as an intractable problem with Palestinians and the Israeli government. I think it's intractable as long as the United States government, which is a major player, broker, honest or otherwise, refuses to deal with the question of supporting human rights for Palestinians. Look. The best position to take is that the life of an Israeli child and the life of a Palestinian child is of equal value and in the news media, in the politics of this country, too often the human rights of Palestinians are simply set aside. That's particularly egregious given the several billion dollars of U.S. aid that goes into the Israeli government's coffers."

NOTE: The false, defamatory accusation against Israel was allowed to pass without challenge by both host and guest.

• November 29, 2008 – 7:19 AM

Host: ROBB HARLESTON

Caller: (no name provided) from Bethesda, Maryland.
 

Caller: "Yes. Good morning. Terrorism can be defeated, and here is how you defeat terrorism. You go to our friend, the Mossad, and you ask them to please give up on the ideology of the Talmud, that's T-a-l-m-u-d. In the Talmud it says that the Gentiles must be exterminated as a necessary sacrifice. Now as long as you have these kinds of ideologies amongst Jewish Ashkenazis you're never going to end terrorism. But if you can ask these Jewish Ashkenazis to give up on the idea that anyone who is not a Jew is an animal, which is what is written in the Talmud, then you'll get the CIA and the Mossad to give up on false flag operations."

"An article called "Truth about the Talmud" details very thoroughly what the Talmud says about non-Jews. It says that we're animals and we need to be exterminated. I think that everyone should look at the on-line article, ‘Truth about the Talmud,’ find out what Judaism says about Christians and Muslims. And then maybe we could put a stop to terrorism if we can also get the CIA to give up on false flag operations because it's been proven that their cells were taken down in New York by (indistinct) explosives. A Mossad organization front company called ‘Urban Movers’ was the organization that planted the explosives in Tower 1, Tower 2, and Tower 7."

"Everyone should look at the documentary ‘Terror Storm’ and you will see the maintenance engineer of the twin towers center saying the security cameras were shut down three weeks prior to 9/11 so they could plant the explosives."

HOST: "Thanks for your call. Somerville, New York, on our line for Democrats."

NOTE: The C-SPAN host tacitly accepts classical ant-Semitic incitement that Jewish law calls for extermination of non-Jews; demonizes Jews of European background, Ashkenazi Jews; and promotes the fraudulent charge that Israeli intelligence blew up the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.

• November 29, 2008 – 7:25 AM

Host: ROBB HARLESTON

Caller identified as from Knoxville, Tennessee.

Caller: "Hello. I think that all what we are saying is sense but the largest sense would be to squeeze Israel to give the independent state to the Palestinians instead of wiping them off from the surface of the earth. That creates what we are doing, supporting Israel in doing that without putting any pressure on it makes the Arabs and Muslim world, the largest, angry at us, and we could easily force Israel to behave, to just stop giving them money for awhile and giving them arms, and they would behave. We could secure their independence, we could secure the existence of Israel, but we have also to admit that there are other people who want also to live. And we have to support that. Otherwise, it's going to worse and worse. It started as a local conflict of Israel against Palestinians, then we invaded Iraq because we wanted to help Israelis. Now we are in Afghanistan, in Pakistan, now it's India. It is just absolutely crazy."

NOTE: The anti-Israel diatribe is allowed to pass without comment by the host, including failing to point out that Palestinian Arabs rejected Israeli-U.S. offers of a West Bank and Gaza Strip state in exchange for peace with Israel in 2000 and 2001, or that the U.S. invaded Iraq because it, like numerous other countries, believed Saddam Hussein was hiding illegal weapons of mass destruction and that the international regime of anti-Iraq sanctions was breaking down. Barely disguised classical anti-Semitism – Jews are the hidden cause of other peoples’ and nations’ problems – get a free ride on C-SPAN.


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