Wednesday, September 12, 2012

PA TV censors critics of Abbas in live broadcast

From Palestinian Media Watch:

During a live broadcast, Palestinian Authority TV chose to censor PA citizens several times when they openly criticized the PA leadership. Palestinian Media Watch has documented that PA TV is directly controlled by Chairman Abbas' office and serves as a mouthpiece for the government.

A PA TV talk show invited Palestinians to speak during a live broadcast from Tulkarem, but when they criticized Mahmoud Abbas, Prime Minister Fayyad and PA government ministers, the government-controlled TV station decided to silence the protests by muting the sound
Here's the best part:
Host: "The Jews have failed too."
Razi: "Whenever prices go up, you say: 'The Jews.'"

Funny - that's exactly what Amira Hass of Ha'aretz did!