Human Rights Watch info

I’ll keep this short, because I’m struggling with a micro keyboard on my 36 hour holiday. A comment thread some time ago concerned whether I was right or wrong in discounting Human Rights Watch’s endless attacks on Israel. I therefore read this with interest:

The New York Sun publishes an editorial today that should forever lay to rest the question of the credibility of Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch. By juxtaposing some of Roth’s statements when challenged with the underlying facts, including his own group’s offocial publications, he is hanged with rope he and his group provided. The entire piece needs to be read, especially by Mr. Bill O’Reilly, who allowed Roth a lot of spinning while he was in the alleged ”no spin zone.” In my judgment, BOR has a lot to answer for, and must address this challenge.

You can read the rest here.

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  • Ymarsakar

    Who watches the watchers?

  • Ymarsakar

    It seems the sun watches the watchers ; )

  • jg

    Those interested in the whole picture should use American Thinker’s link to EuReferendum’s evaluation of the media’s role in Lebanon. Many, many details.
    Excerpt from Introduction: (link to AThinker below)

    “Our purpose in producing it is to provide evidence which will enable us to force the news agencies, and the media which rely on them, to recognise that the media conduct at Qana was unacceptable. And, inasmuch as this is an example of a much wider problem affecting the way the whole of the media operates, we wish to see them address the issues we raise and to reform their operations. Without that, we feel, there can be no trust in the accuracy, impartiality or professionalism of any of their output. This is not only a major inconvenience, but threatens the very health of our democracy. For, without objective reporting, there is only propaganda.”

  • jg

    One more link from Pajamas Media.

    You may be tired of playing photo sleuth. Nonetheless, this (somewhat lengthy) post from Zombietime is compelling reading.

    You may never want to trust ANY Middle East photos again; at least that’s my feeling.

    Zombie’s lead-in is also a terrific expose of how the MSM can trash its credentials.

  • Anna

    I’ve often wondered about not only Human Rights Watch, but also Amnesty International. It seems that both groups put their political agendas ahead of what they are supposed to be doing.

  • Ymarsakar

    Since they believe Israel and the US are the grossest violators of human rights, at least the ones that they can affect, they automatically see it as their duty to impose upon Israel and the US. It looks like political agendas to us, but that’s because we’re looking from the outside in. From inside the cell, it looks to them like they are doing what they are supposed to do, limit human rights violations. Since they can’t limit Hizbollah’s, lest Hiz send a headchopper to one of their headquarters, they do what they can. It all makes sense from AI and HRW’s perspective.

    Just like with the cartoon jihad. They’ll pull cartoons off print, but peaceful reporters are shut down not only there but if a Muslim protests against them concerning other subjects. Like in Brussels.