Fox News just broke away from their interview with Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Dan Gillerman to cover live comments being made by Hezbollah’s leader Nasrallah. Why are they giving this terrorist legitimacy as if he’s on the same level as, if not more important than, Ambassador Gillerman?
Needless to say, I changed the channel.
Update: So this is some of what I missed:
Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah threatened to bomb Tel Aviv during a TV address Thursday night, should Israel attack in Beirut. “If you indeed do this, I say this clearly. I won’t use terms I used up to now, past Haifa, but I will say clearly and in a way that is not open to interpretation: If you bomb our capital we’ll bomb your capital. We’ll bomb Tel Aviv and we can do this.”
A senior Israeli defense source told Israel’s Channel 1 that Israel will destroy Lebanon’s infrastructure if Hizbullah fires rockets at Tel Aviv.
During the speech, which was aired on al-Manar TV, Nasrallah discussed the ‘importance’ of ground battles by Hizbullah members against IDF units: “We are fighting against very heavy pressure and are fighting battles of heroism across the whole front.” He added that his organization had many anti-tank weapons.
Nasrallah branded Prime Minister Ehud Olmert a “fool” for “declaring a victory too early.” “He wants to look like (Ariel) Sharon, (Yitzhak) Rabin, and (Menachem) Begin. Ask him where the accomplishments are that he promised you,” Nasrallah said. He added that he was following Israeli analysts.
Nasrallah mocked the commando raid in Baalbek: “There were two landings near Baalbek and not in the heart of Baalbek. They stormed a hospital and threw a grenade. Pay attention to the great gain, to search for injured fighters who they didn’t capture during the battle. They weren’t there, they kidnapped five civilians and they are hostages. This is intelligence, this is the Mossad?”
Hezbollah also insists it will not agree to a cease-fire until all Israeli troops are out of Lebanon. Does that include the two Israeli soldiers that Hezbollah kidnapped?
Added: To those who think I was saying that Nasrallah’s comments were not newsworthy, read my post again. I said nothing about Nasrallah’s statements being unnewsworthy. My complaint was that Fox broke away from an interview with Israel’s UN Ambassador, Dan Gillerman, a member of a legitimate, sovereign government, to show a speech given by the leader of a Islamofascist terrorist group that attacked Israel, killed several of its soldiers, and kidnapped two others, instigating another war. Doing this gives Nasrallah legitimacy as if he were the leader of a sovereign government. He’s not. Fox should have just reported on his speech rather than airing the whole thing.
With that said, I have to say, the best argument so far justifying airing Nasrallah’s speech goes to Peter F.:
Geez, good for Fox, say I. In fact, NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, everyone should be interrupting programming to air speechs by Nasrallah, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and all other Islamofacists, complete with translations about how they want to “wipe Israel off the map” and the other infidels in the West. I say let there hate and genocide speech and how much they want to kill all non-Muslims be heard. It needs to reaffirmed to the West’s leftist idealogues and everyone else in between and to the right just why we are fighting this war against Islamofascism.
Air them all, I say.