Blog Swarm request.
“Yaakov at Breath of the Beast
French TV network France 2 reporter Charles Enderlin reacts as he leaves the Paris courthouse following a hearing, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007. Israel has accused the French TV network France 2 of manipulating footage to make Israel look responsible for the September 2000 shooting death of a 12-year-old Palestinian boy. Palestinians blamed Israeli troops for the death, and the incident, which took place in the early days of the second Palestinian uprising against Israel, has become a recurring symbol for Palestinians of excessive Israeli force. [AP Photo by MICHEL EULER] Source
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Blog Swarm – Call for help
In the aftermath of the French victory and in the effort to advance the disgrace of Enderlin and France 2 I have posted an open letter to them on BotB. Please help me get as many links to it as possible so that if anyone in the world (including the perfidious CE) googles his name or France 2, there will be pages of his shame. Tag it, reproduce it, link it, what ever you want to do-
Here’s the link
Those who know me know that I am only happy to oblige.
I give you Yaacov Ben Moshe’s post in it’s entirety.
Friday, May 23, 2008
Thank You Charles Enderlin and France2-
We have to admit we were angry with you for libeling Israel that we wanted to get you to take it back. It wasn’t just anger. We wanted to make it impossible for you to ever release such a tidal wave of violence and blood on us again. After the disastrous aftermath of your al Durah report, so many people suffered and died, we have come to think of you more as a war criminal than just an unethical journalist. Really, we do not feel that you deserve to be thought of as an honorable journalist. Fortunately for us your character flaws have relieved us of the responsibility to attack you. If you had ignored our criticism, let the whole thing drop and not sued anyone you would still be on top of the world today and Israel and the Jewish people would still be blackened by your libel.
Your restless guilt and vanity would not let you do the smart thing, though, and you sued Philipe Karsenty. Only those blinded by self-importance and its underlying insecurity, on the one hand, and driven by a need to deny fault on the other, would have felt the need.
So you showed your weakness and hubris just by filing the suit. Even more important though, from your law suit flowed the healing drama in the French courtroom in March. First, you demeaned yourself by bringing obviously altered tape into evidence into the courtroom. Then you further revealed your self delusion by pretending not to notice the derisive laughter of the gallery or that even the judge who was questioning you was treating you and your evasive explanations with amused disdain.
Now that the judgment is published, Charles, we are very pleased to see that you are going to do your best to help us to help you to complete your self-destruction by taking it to a higher court. We never had the stomach for the dirty fight you are waging we do not like to destroy other people- no matter how richly deserved. We, therefore are especially grateful to you that you have not had the moral fiber to resist you darker instincts and have thereby undertaken to do the job yourself.
We are not character assassins- but we are enjoying immensely watching your character commit a spectacularly public suicide.
Yaacov Ben Moshe,
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France 2’s report purporting to show the IDF killing of a young Palestinian boy set off the second intifada with loss of life in the thousands. Phillipe Karsenty charged that France 2 and reporter Charles Enderlin had staged the story and that Israeli soldiers had not killed the boy. Enderlin and France 2 brought a case for libel. […]
Cross posted from Ironic Surrealism II