A notable news guest turned the tables on MSNBC, criticizing the network’s coverage of Sunday’s attack on Israel by the terrorist group Hamas.
The Daily Caller reported the strong rebuke came from Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt, who criticized the network and MSNBC’s Jonathan Lemire on Monday.
Earlier in the day, MSNBC’s host Ali Velshi blamed Israel for the Hamas’ attack, which targeted citizens and led to the kidnapping of approximately 200 people, including women, seniors and children. The attack included a barrage of approximately 5,000 rockets and the death of approximately 1,000 people. More than 2,500 Israelis have been injured thus far.
Numerous videos show citizens being stripped, executed, injured and separated from their children. Multiple reports of rape have been recorded. Dead bodies were marched through the streets of Gaza as trophies.
Velshi and Palestinian analyst Nour Odeh in agreement claimed boldly that Israel was at fault as they attempted to argue that Palestinians were justified in their attack because they had been mistreated. No examples or substantiating facts were provided.
Greenblatt, a guest on the MSNBC platform, ripped the network for what he called “biased coverage.”
The Anti-Defamation League CEO said: “These have been some of the hardest days of my adult life. I’ll be honest, I am angry. I am angry with a world that allowed the dehumanization of Israelis and sanitized the terrorism of Hamas. I must say, I love this show and I love this network but I gotta ask, who is writing the scripts?”
“Hamas, the people who did this, they are not fighters, Jonathan, they are not militants, and I am looking right at the camera: they are terrorists. It is a barbarian who rapes and brutalizes women, who kill children in front of their parents, and then, brings them over to Gaza.”
Velshi and Lemire’s perspective is shared by the famed “Squad,” progressive members of the House of Representatives, unofficially led by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. On Monday, rather than condemning Hamas, the Squad demanded Israel not retaliate.
Greenblatt listed atrocities allegedly perpetrated by Hamas terrorists, citing them as tantamount to war crimes. Many view Hamas’ attack on civilians did little more than to show them to be vicious not victims.
The CEO said: “So look, when we say, ‘Oh this was an escalation, it was bound to happen.’ I am sorry, this was a massacre that was pre-planned, this was not destined to happen. It is not normal to shoot teenagers in the back hundreds of them. So I just think, guys, get the story right.”
Greenblatt then urged network leaders to watch footage of the conflict.
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