On Monday, Anti-Defamation League Director Jonathan Greenblatt torched the far-left news network MSNBC over its slanted coverage of Hamas in the wake of their savage terror attacks against Israel, angrily asking, “Who writes your scripts?”
On Tuesday, Andrea Mitchell was brutally embarrassed by an Israeli mom who wasn’t in the mood for the host’s biased questions. The poor mother was too terrified over the fate of her children to worry about the attackers:
An Israeli mother whose 12- and 16-year-old sons were abducted by Hamas terrorists was visibly irritated when MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell asked about Israeli airstrikes in the Gaza Strip, exclaiming: “I can’t be sympathetic.”
Mitchell, whose left-leaning network has drawn criticism for refusing to refer to Hamas attackers as terrorists, pressed the unidentified mom on her feelings about Israel’s attacks on Gaza.
Incredibly, Andrea Mitchell asks Israeli mother, whose two children were abducted by Hamas Terrorists, how she feels about Israel retaliation in Gaza.— Stop Uyghur Genocide (@FJnyc) October 9, 2023
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The mother passionately explained the difference between terrorist actions and the legitimate Israeli response:
I can’t be sympathetic to animal human beings — well, they’re not really human beings — who came into my house, broke everything, stole everything, took my children from their bedrooms and took them to the Gaza Strip.
Israel never done that, and it will never do. So there is no symmetry! I’m sorry…
If you were dealing with a war who is between two countries, countries don’t take children hostages. I’m sorry. It’s against the laws of war. It’s against humanity. It’s against anything that we all believe in.
Every time we had missiles shot at us, I used to say to my children that they should be sympathetic towards the children of Gaza because they suffer a lot more than they do.
The savagery of the attacks has outraged anyone with a heart—babies murdered, hundreds slaughtered at a music festival, entire families wiped out. For Mitchell to put on her concerned face and apparently try to get this mother to show some sympathy for the attackers is loathsome.
The network has been heavily criticized for its ridiculous takes, and as I mentioned above, ADL Director Greenblatt blasted them, but so did Dan Abrams of NewsNation, who accused them of “victim blaming.” Here’s some of the coverage MSNBC has been delivering:
On Saturday, MSNBC’s Ali Velshi accused politicians speaking out against the atrocities committed against Israeli citizens of lacking “nuance.” The host, who previously worked for Qatari state-owned media outlet Al-Jazeera, also praised the government of Qatar for its statement that held “Israel alone responsible” for the attacks.
MSNBC host Ayman Mohyeldin, who also covered the news over the weekend, in one segment blamed the carnage on “failed policies” of the U.S., Israel and the surrounding region.
My colleague Susie Moore brought you the story Tuesday evening of how the founder of The Free Press, Bari Weiss, went on “Morning Joe” and “powerfully and unflinchingly detailed some of the atrocities visited upon the Israeli people by Hamas, while hosts Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, and their panel sat in stunned silence.”
Weiss also talked about the worried Israeli mother who is the subject of this story:
Another mother I spoke to — she asked that she remain anonymous because she is so scared that if her name is in public, it will make the lives of her children, who are held hostage, even worse. She was on the phone with her boys, age 12 and 16, as they hid in a safe room on another kibbutz at the south — a few kilometers from Gaza — and she heard her youngest child, 12 years old, begging not to be taken, because he said that he is too young. And she wants the world to know that this is not about an occupation — Israel does not occupy Gaza. It has not occupied Gaza since it pulled out almost a decade ago — ruled by Hamas. She said, “These are just teenagers, like anyone’s teenagers. I am just a mother, like any mother who’s watching this.”
While there can be a humorous aspect to watching MSNBC beclown itself nightly, there’s a very important aspect to it as well. The more they expose themselves as the left-wing propaganda machine that they are, the more viewers will start to realize that their often vile takes are simply not worth watching.
Watch the full exchange here: