Thursday, August 29, 2013

HuffPo's Engineered Hate: Migrant Worker Redux

The Huffington Post cannot get enough of Israel's African migration problem. They've published at least ten articles about it since we have been monitoring. Every single time it leads to Holocaust baiting and anti-Semitism, which is no doubt why they publish it so many. Yesterday was no exception: while Syria and war dominated the headlines, the Huffington Post still couldn't keep itself away. This latest article came complete with a biased headline and picture too:

The biased headline also belongs to Ha'aretz, so that's only part of an excuse. There is no "mass deportation" happening, nor even any deportation at all. You can read it right there in the single paragraph that made it to the Huffington Post: this is a pressure campaign to encourage migrant workers to leave. It's not like police will be rounding them up and chucking them out. But did you expect Ha'artz or the Huffington Post to care about little details like that?

Fortunately, this talking point seems to be getting a little stale because the vast majority of the comments were sympathetic to Israel for policing its own immigration, and asking why America cannot do the same. That has been the case for the last few articles about this issue, which indicates that the Huffington Post should probably try to find a different tactic. But the hate crowd showed up anyway spewing their stuff, including a brand new poster who was there to spam as well:

As always, Huffington Post approved.

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