Saturday, November 25, 2006

Associated Press employs Palestinian propagandist.

Terrorism: Not surprising but this via LGF is a clue how in bed with Palestinian terrorists some of their reporters are pushing articles like this as news.

Hamas women seek bigger political role By DIAA HADID, Associated Press Writer Fri Nov 24, 1:42 PM ET A grandmother-turned-suicide bomber, a small army of women marching into a battlefield, thousands of veiled volunteers hitting the streets in an election campaign — the Islamic militant group Hamas is increasingly mobilizing its network of female activists. Yet the Hamas women, known as the Sisterhood, say such high-profile missions have not changed how the group is run: the men make decisions, the women have a supporting role, at best. But even in the rigidly conservative movement, whose manifesto defines women as "manufacturers of men," some female activists are demanding a say in politics and in Hamas' military wing, which has carried out scores of deadly attacks against Israelis in recent years.
Terrorists = Activists. The question is how good is Diaa Hadid to cover this beat? Considering this interview from 2002, she is up to the task.
"...The intensity of Hadid’s involvement over the last nine months has had a strong impact on her views. When she first arrived in the Middle East, Hadid expressed a desire to make more Israeli friends. Now she has trouble separating the personal from the political. “I can’t look at Israelis anymore. I can’t separate your average Israeli citizen from the occupation, I don’t want to be friends with them, I don’t want to talk to them,” says Hadid. "
According to the Associated Press Values manifesto, she fits right into their culture.
It means we avoid behavior or activities that create a conflict of interest and compromise our ability to report the news fairly and accurately, uninfluenced by any person or action.
Good job AP. I expect this to be covered by Peace Activist Greg Mitchell's Editor and Publisher and Romenesko by Monday afternoon. This sort of conflict makes journalist look bad.

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