C-SPAN hosts are typically overly respectful and too patient as a handful of frequent callers spew invective and falsehoods against Jews and Israel. No other ethnic or religious group or nation is repeatedly vilified on C-SPANs Washington Journal 3-hour daily broadcasts. This vilification is enabled if not positively encouraged by C-SPANs receptivity especially the feckless performance of the hosts. Many C-SPAN viewers, perhaps not knowing the facts and not hearing them from network hosts or, often, from guests, are at risk of being influenced by those callers seemingly driven by an obsessive pathological desire to falsely blame major world problems on the Jews and Israel.
Host Orgel enables obsessively anti-Israel caller
This group of egregious frequent callers features a particular pair, a man and woman, working basically from the same script. For example, on two consecutive days in January 2010, the Washington Journal host for both days, Paul Orgel, listened politely, first on January 1 at 9:51 AM to "Janet from Birmingham, Alabama" and then on January 2 at 7:50 AM to "Carol from Scotsville, Arizona." Janets call took place during a segment whose topic was "Social Networking & Political Participation" (no guest was on hand) while the topic for Carols call was "Rise of Al-Qaeda in Yemen." The latter time, the guest was Christopher Boucek of Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
The following video clip (3.5 minutes) contains the Janet/Carol calls:
Hi. Happy new year to you. First of all, I want to back the caller from Colorado. No one mentioned the Goldstone report. I called in months ago and brought it up on C-SPAN because no one even brought it up on C-SPAN. As far as the Gaza protest, nobody and you didnt hear it on the news at all, the local news, CNN, Fox, MSNBC none of them really talked about it. The best place to get your news is I will name a couple of Web sites, if I may. One is PressTV dot com. You will hear all unbiased news you will see things that are going on in the Middle East youll never dream thats going on here because its covered up for the ADL [Anti-Defamation League] actually runs the media. Of course, AIPAC [American Israel Public Affairs Committee] runs our whole foreign policy. So, thats the deal. Also you can go to america-hijacked dot com and you can see stories like , for example, CFRs [Council on Foreign Relations] Foreign Affairs magazine. [Zbigniew] Brzezinski wrote of the motivation for attacks 9/11 well, because of our foreign policy because we back Israel and support Israel and all that and their oppression of the Palestinians. Also, theres another one you can go to two more Id like to mention if I may. One is because of AIPAC influence you can go to stopaipac dot com and you can go to neoconzionistthreat dot com for the other news. Thank you very much. Bye bye.
This caller is allowed to promote anti-Jewish, anti-Israel, conspiracy theory Web sites (the caller is allowed to carefully provide the complete spelling of the site names) including PressTV which is a propaganda tool of the Iranian government. Typically, the C-SPAN host failed to scrutinize the callers claim concerning the Foreign Affairs magazine article by Mr. Brzezinski, not even asking to which issue, e.g. January/February 2010, she was referring. Mr. Brzezinskis article in that issue did not say what is claimed by the caller. Likewise, Mr. Orgel failed to point out that bin Laden stated in his fatwas in the 90s, that his main motivation for 9/11 was the presence of U.S. forces in the land of the two holy places (meaning Saudi Arabia).
Yes, hello. First of all, keep in mind what George Washington warned of of getting entangled in foreign governments. Why dont we talk about the motivation. You should have on Ben Stein and Ron Paul. I think you guys should do and let them finish the debate that they started - when Ben Stein really owes Ron Paul an apology of calling him anti-Semitic. Well, he didnt say anything anti-Semitic. But what he did say is I guess because theyre guilty of it because theyre occupying their country and theyre angry, and rightfully so. And also support for Israel, the oppression of the Palestinians and you have no idea of whats going on there you gotta go on PressTV to find out and thats what motivated the 9/11 attack on 9/11 which you can see theres proof in the 9/11 commission report on page 147. Obama should be in world court right now for war crimes just like George Bush.
Neither the host nor guest commented on this callers anti-Jewish, anti-Israel rant. Included in her paranoid conspiracy view of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks is promotion of Iran's anti-Western, PressTV Web site. Bouceks comments were limited to disagreeing with the callers entangled assertion and reiterating what he sees as the dangers faced by Yemen and the resulting implications for the United States.
This caller utters such expressions as:
Well, he [President Obama] took us into Iraq, into Afghanistan. Now with Israel, they're trying to go against Syria. All these wars we're fighting for Israel (6/9/12)
The European Jews introduced terrorism.
First of all, you need to go to Presstv.com (Irans government mouthpiece) to get real, unbiased news.
Nobody is covering the killing of the Palestinians that were holding up the white flags. I mean, from the Israelis. I mean its just mind boggling to me of course because of Jewish controlled media.
Our (Republican) Party has been totally neocon-ed and bought off by AIPAC, the AIPAC lobby the most dangerous Jewish lobby.
Senator McConnell has been sold, bought and paid for by AIPAC.
She (Nancy Pelosi) has been bought off by AIPAC which is a very dangerous Jewish lobby.
While it's usually a different name and locale each time, the script remains basically the same for each Washington Journal appearance of the caller (45 calls since December 2008):
May 26, 2014 8:32 AM, Mary from California
May 26, 2014 7:44 AM, Christine from California
March 31, 2014 7:59 AM, Rachel from Reseda, California
March 13, 2014 7:59 AM, Rachel from California
January 18, 2014 9:29 AM, Rachel from California
December 2, 2013 8:19 AM, Rachel from California
November 9, 2012 7:37 AM, Batma from Valencia, California
September 26, 2012 7:24 AM, Jody from Reseda, California
June 9, 2012 8:16 AM, Rachel from Reseda, California
September 2, 2010 9:09 AM, Doris from Sun Valley, California
August 2, 2010 7:13 AM, Mary from Long Beach, California
August 1, 2010 8:22 AM, Debby from Los Angeles, California
July 17, 2010 9:52 AM, Camilla from Reseda, California
May 3, 2010 9:57 AM, Mina from Mission Hills, California
April 17, 2010 8:08 AM, Joanne from Los Angeles, California
April 11, 2010 8:47 AM, Sherry from California
April 5, 2010 7:54 AM, Susan from Santa Clarita, California
April 5, 2010 8:45 AM, Aida from Sparks, Nevada
March 23, 2010 9:56 AM, Ida from Compton, California
March 17, 2010 9:36 AM, Susan from Riverside, California
March 12, 2010 8:57 AM, Margaret from Huntington Beach, California
March 10, 2010 8:52 AM, Carol from Winnetka, California
January 27, 2010 8:11 AM, Peggy from California
January 5, 2010 9:25 AM, Miriam from Los Angeles, California
January 4, 2010 9:30 AM, Louise from Los Angeles, California
January 2, 2010 7:50 AM, Carol from Scotsville, Arizona
January 1, 2010 9:51 AM, Janet from Birmingham, Alabama
November 5, 2009 9:49 AM, Mary from Long Beach, California
October 12, 2009 7:24 AM, Deloris from Houston, Texas
September 21, 2009 7:23 AM, Sally from Reseda, California
September 8, 2009 9:12 AM, Rachel from California
August 30, 2009 9:55 AM, Rachel from Reseda, California
August 16, 2009 8:56 AM, Jenny from California
July 23, 2009 9:43 AM, (indistinct name) from California
July 11, 2009 9:21 AM, Sherri from Dallas, Texas
June 28, 2009 8:17 AM, Mary from North Hills, California
May 23, 2009 9:56 AM, Sally from Port Arthur, Texas
May 16, 2009 7:18 AM, Rena from Porter Ranch, California
May 10, 2009 8:48 AM, Rachel from Brentwood, California
April 24, 2009 8:37 AM, Rachel from Reseda, California
April 6, 2009 7:05 AM, (no name given) from Sherman Oaks, California
March 11, 2009 9:57 AM, (no name given) from Encino, California
March 1, 2009 8:12 AM, (no name given) from Reseda, California
December 10, 2008 8:12 AM, (no name given) from Los Angeles, California
The egregious frequent male caller typically utters such expressions as:
Apparently Obama is following the will of the Israel lobby.
Why we got attacked on 9/11? -- and that is support for Israel.
Were in there because of Israel.
Israel should be the focus, not Iran.
How weve gone to war for Israel for AIPAC
It (the economic crisis) all goes back to 9/11 and our support for Israel which made 9/11.
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.
While it's usually a different name and hometown each time, the script remains basically the same for each Washington Journal appearance of this caller who is actually James Morris (73 calls since Dec. 13, 2008):
May 26, 2014 8:30 AM, James from California
March 13, 2014 7:12 AM, John from California
March 1, 2014 7:14 AM, Tim from Los Angeles, California
January 6, 2014 7:06 AM, James from Malibu, California
December 7, 2013 8:00 AM, Jim from Marina del Rey, California
December 6, 2013 7:09 AM, John from Los Angeles, California
September 9, 2013 7:12 AM, John from Canyon Country, California
September 2, 2013 7:11 AM, Tim from California
May 27, 2013 8:49 AM, Tony from Los Angeles, California
April 22, 2013 7:31 AM, James from Los Angeles, California
January 6, 2013 9:50 AM, Tim from Los Angeles, California
December 25, 2012 8:24 AM, James from Los Angeles, California
September 19, 2012 7:32 AM, Tim from Norfolk, Virginia
August 11, 2012 8:26 AM, Tim from Los Angeles, California
July 8, 2012 9:46 AM, Tim from Norfolk, Virginia
July 4, 2012 7:55 AM, Don from Monrovia, California
March 9, 2012 8:25 AM, Tony from Norfolk, Virginia
March 5, 2012 7:39 AM, Tim from Los Angeles, California
March 4, 2012 9:15 AM, John from Dallas, Texas
January 20, 2012 9:11 AM, Don from Los Angeles, California
January 10, 2012 8:50 AM, Tim from Los Angeles, California
January 7, 2012 8:27 AM, Jim from Los Angeles, California
January 1, 2012 9:01 AM, Tim from Des Moines, Iowa
December 31, 2011 9:11 AM, Tim from Los Angeles, California
December 12, 2011 7:43 AM, Jim from Los Angeles, California
September 11, 2011 7:13 AM, Tim from Los Angeles, California
September 10, 2011 8:49 AM, Jim from Los Angeles, California
July 2, 2011 9:48 AM, James from Los Angeles, California
May 2, 2011 9:48 AM, James from Los Angeles, California
August 12, 2010 8:59 AM, Jim from Atlanta, Georgia
May 13, 2010 8:14 AM, John from Norfolk, Virginia
May 3, 2010 9:45 AM, Tim from Oshkosh, Wisconsin
May 2, 2010 9:03 AM, Ron from Lake Jackson, Texas
April 23, 2010 9:38 AM, Ronald from Austin, Texas
April 21, 2010 9:51 AM, Timothy from Atlanta, Georgia
April 17, 2010 9:08 AM, Danny from Seattle, Washington
April 14, 2010 7:55 AM, Tim from Atlanta, Georgia
April 14, 2010 8:50 AM, Jamie from Houston, Texas
April 6, 2010 8:54 AM, Tim from Clarksburg, West Virginia
April 5, 2010 8:15 AM, James from Fort Worth, Texas
April 4, 2010 8:09 AM, Jim from Alexandria, Virginia
April 3, 2010 8:14 AM, James from Los Angeles, California
February 28, 2010 7:06 AM, James from Los Angeles, California
February 28, 2010 9:02 AM, Alexander from Alexandria, Virginia
January 27, 2010 9:20 AM, Tyrone from Los Angeles, California
January 20, 2010 9:37 AM, Tim from Los Angeles, California
January 6, 2010 9:13 AM, Tyrone from Los Angeles, California
January 4, 2010 8:18 AM, Tim from Norfolk, Virginia
December 13, 2009 8:30 AM, Tim from Austin Texas
December 2, 2009 8:13 AM, Jamie from Los Angeles, California
October 6, 2009 8:58 AM, Jamie from Nashville, Tennessee
September 27, 2009 8:47 AM, Tim from Alexandria, Virginia
September 26, 2009 7:46 AM, Timothy from Atlanta, Georgia
September 23, 2009 9:07 AM, Danny from Plano, Texas
September 21, 2009 8:16 AM, James from Lake Jackson, Texas
September 8, 2009 9:19 AM, James from Mission Hills, California
September 2, 2009 7:58 AM, Harold from Atlanta, Georgia
September 1, 2009 7:23 AM, James from Los Angeles, California
August 23, 2009 8:51 AM, (no name given) from Encino, California
August 8, 2009 8:09 AM, (no name given) Los Angeles, California
July 29, 2009 9:21 AM, Tony from North Hills, California
July 13, 2009 8:43 AM, (no name given) from Los Angeles, California
July 4, 2009 9:54 AM, Sheila from Redondo Beach , California
June 28, 2009 8:01 AM, Jamie from Los Angeles, California
May 20, 2009 9:38 AM, Jamie from Los Angeles, California
May 3, 2009 9:17 AM, James from Stuart, Florida
April 19, 2009 8:44 AM, Jim from Stuart, Florida
April 5, 2009 9:14 AM, (no name given) from Recida, California
April 4, 2009 8:47 AM, (no name given) from Sherman Oaks, California
March 29, 2009 8:28 AM, (no name given) from Stuart, Florida
March 26, 2009 8:18 AM, (no name given) from Lake Jackson, Texas
March 9, 2009 9:46 AM, (no name given) from California
December 13, 2008 8:28 AM, (no name given) from Los Angeles, California
The lists in this report are only a partial accounting of all the anti-Israel, anti-Jewish calls aired by Washington Journal in 2009 and into 2010. A much larger list one that aims to show (chronologically) all of Washington Journals anti-Israel, anti-Jewish calls aired in 2009 and thereafter is in CAMERAs C-SPAN Watch.