Fox News host Mark Levin went after CNN host Jake Tapper on X on Tuesday for spinning anti-Israel narratives on air since the horrific terror attacks of October 7th.
Read Levin’s full post below:
The Jake Tapper “journalists”
CNN’s Jake Tapper said, in part, the following to an Israeli spokesman: ” There are a lot of innocent people being killed by bombs that Israel is raining down upon Gaza, and even if, as I know the IDF believes that Israel has killed 5,000 members of Hamas, that’s thousands of innocent people, including women and children, babies, that Israel has killed. Even if it’s an accident, even if it’s collateral damage, it’s a lot of innocent lives that have been killed by Israel.”
This is precisely what I have been talking about. Tapper’s self-righteous moral outrage does not extend to all the countries around the world, and particularly in the Middle East, where civilians are being intentionally targeted for slaughter — from Syria and Iran, to Yemen and beyond. It does not extend to the several million Muslims in China who have been shipped to concentration camps where they are raped, tortured, and murdered. It does not extend to Russia, which is specifically targeting Ukrainian civilians for annihilation, killing tens of thousands of them. And on and on.
Israel is “raining bombs” down on Gaza. No it is not. If Israel wanted to “rain bombs” down on Gaza it would not be sending tens of thousands of its young men and women into Gaza, the IDF infantry, to fight street by street, house by house, room by room, thereby increasing Israeli casualties as it seeks to limit civilian casualties. It wouldn’t be dropping leaflets, sending text messages, dropping bump bombs, etc., warning Palestinians to get out of harms way. Name another military on the face of the earth that does this. Name another country on the face of the earth that would show such restraint after its girls were gang raped and executed, after its babies were decapitated, after over 100 of its citizens were taken hostage (from a 10 month old infant to an 89 year old Holocaust survivor), most of whom have been tortured and many of whom (the women and girls in particular) will not be returned so they can’t tell the world how they were horribly abused.
Israel must wipe out the Palestinian terrorists who name themselves Hamas, which was voted into power by the Palestinians in Gaza, who are overwhelmingly supported by the Palestinian civilians not only in Gaza but Judea and Samaria (according to a serious survey conducted a few weeks ago of the Palestinians in these areas), and who support the slaughter of Israeli Jews on Oct. 7 and their annihilation. Tapper has never gone through this report with his audience because he is pushing a narrative and projecting his own bigotry, which belie the report’s findings and, of course, what most serious observers have always known to be true.
At no time does Tapper explain how he would destroy these terrorists without harming civilians, given that Hamas wants its own citizens killed in order to influence Tapper’s reporting (and the rest of American media). The fact is that every death is on the head of Hamas, not the Israeli defense forces. But Tapper continues to berate Israeli officials. He would just assume Israeli citizens face endless acts of terrorism, as they have since 1948 (and Jews have for thousands of years before), because that is the outcome if Israel does not destroy Hamas. Hamas itself has said it will never stop and that Oct. 7 was a dry run for worse. In other words, it is one thing to proclaim “Never Again,” but when the Israeli Jews actually take affirmative steps to prevent future atrocities against themselves, they’re perpetrators and oppressors not better than the marauding terrorists who seek to wipe them out.
If Tapper and his ilk were serious journalists they would spend at least 10 percent of the time they use to attack Israel or 5 percent of the time they use to attack Donald Trump explaining that the Biden administration has waived sanctions against Iran, has continued funding UNRWA (which, in turn, funds Hamas, which the UN refuses to label a terrorist group), and continued funding the PLO (the Palestinian terrorist organization founded by Arafat), all terrorist and terrorist supporting entities. Biden saved the Iranian regime, their economy, and rearmed its military, despite the fact that it also sought to assassinate former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and former National Security Adviser John Bolton, and killed and maimed thousands of American soldiers in Iraq. Biden is funding terrorism, directly and indirectly, and Iran is pouring money and armaments into Gaza and supporting terrorist operations in Lebanon, Yemen, Iraq, etc. to be used for the purpose of killing Israeli Jews (and others). Tapper’s small audience might benefit from this information rather than his constant self-righteous tirades and blaming the Israelis.
Biden and Blinken blew up the Middle East as a direct result of their policies, and they blew up Trump’s policies which led to the Abraham Accords, Iran’s unraveling, Israeli-Saudi relations, and much more. Indeed, as Iran attacks American armed forces through proxies, thus far Biden has done nothing serious to punish that regime and protect our men and women. But Tapper hates Trump, he supports Biden and the Democrat Party, and the disastrous foreign policy of Obama that continues to this day through his former staffers in the Biden regime.
Tapper is not a serious journalist. He has a long resume of working for Democrats and Democrat causes, and a media background that includes working with a radical left-wing media website “Salon.” His true purpose is to provide propaganda for the Left, to stop Israel from winning a war it did not start, to turn Israeli restraint into Israeli oppression and barbarism, and “cover the war” through the lens of the perpetrators. And he does it with sanctimony and self-righteousness, and under cover of a so-called news organization, CNN.
Of course, like the rest of the media, he denounces what happened on Oct. 7 and Hamas, but then condemns Israel for trying to prevent a future Oct. 7 the only way it truly can, by defeating a monstrous enemy that commits war crimes as a purposeful strategy for destroying a democracy and civil society generally. If Oct. 7 doesn’t prove this point to someone like Tapper and the pro-Hamas protestors in our colleges and streets, and Hamas’s own mission statement underscores it all, than nothing will. Tapper’s sympathy for Israelis ended soon after Oct. 7, as he and his network predictably turned against the Israeli defenders, as they have in the past — indeed, as most of the rest of the American media have. Now, they use moral equivalency or worse to push their narrative and project their agenda.
Thankfully, the media do not represent the American people. They represent a small but powerful group of self-appointed elitists and leftists, who can be counted on to root against Israel as they root against America. Israel will survive if it rejects these media reprobates and the suicidal demands of the Biden regime.
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The Jake Tapper "journalists"
CNN's Jake Tapper said, in part, the following to an Israeli spokesman: " There are a lot of innocent people being killed by bombs that Israel is raining down upon Gaza, and even if, as I know the IDF believes that Israel has killed 5,000 members of…
— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) December 5, 2023