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Hamas Spokesman: “I Have Jewish Friends,” Honest!

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Did this actually happen? Oh yes, it really did. In Wolf Blitzer’s rather excessive attempt to demonstrate so-called “fairness,” he has been interviewing Hamas terrorists at an alarming rate. But it was Monday’s interview with Hamas spokesman Osama Hamdan that truly took the cake. I suppose we should salute Wolf for bothering to ask tough questions of this thug, though the real question is obviously why he needed to be given a platform at all.

The CNN host challenged Hamdan on comments he made recently in which he claimed that Jews make their matzo bread out of Christian blood. This was the original quote:

We all remember how the Jews used to slaughter Christians in order to mix their blood in their holy matzo. This is not a figment of the imagination or something taken from a film. It is a fact acknowledged by their own books and historical evidence.”

So what did this Jew-hating scumbag say when Wolf asked him to clarify? “They are misusing the words. I’ve said on the same occasion that we don’t have problems with the Jews,” Hamdan claimed. “I have Jewish friends who are supporting the Palestinian rights.”

Yeah, you heard that right. It was pretty much one step away from “some of my best friends are Jewish.” There was no denial of the original quote, apart from Osama’s insistence that his words have been “misused,” and he didn’t take any time to clarify them further.

What was telling about this appearance was that the seams of Hamas were beginning to show just a little bit. For while the spokesman was railing against Israeli “propaganda,” did you notice how adamant he was to try and get CNN not to play back the tape of his own words? “Wolf, Wolf! I know what I said,” he loudly asserted. Who’s trying to control the narrative now?

Blitzer actually seemed visually disturbed by Hamdan’s views…well, as disturbed as a robot news anchor can get anyway. “I was hoping to get a flat denial from you that you would utter such ridiculous words,” said Wolf. Hamdan then responded with an answer so nonsensical that it’s a wonder Hamas has a spokesman at all.

It may be time to stop booking these evil terrorists on CNN airwaves, no? If this is what’s considered “fairness” in modern news reporting, let me go on record to say that “fairness” is of no interest to me.


Matt Fox

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Fox has history in broadcasting that spans two decades. From his early days as an FM host and club DJ in the mid-90′s to his later experiences in political talk radio, he has always had a knack for combining topical news with his love for popular culture. Those experiences culminated in his position as executive producer for several radio shows featured in the TALKERS Heavy 100. Originally from New York, Fox has made the great pilgrimage down to sunny south Florida.

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