Amanpour Goes Fishing for Jewish Terrorists

In the NY Sun, Heather Robinson has a takedown of CNN’s “God’s Warriors”–a three part series hosted by Christiane Amanpour. Three parts, of course, because out of some self-imposed fairness doctrine, CNN wouldn’t dare do something on Muslim extremists without needing to find Christian and Jewish extremists to add “balance” to the program. Of course, creating that “balance” often means going to extraordinary lengths:

Next comes “Jewish Settlers Turn to Terror,” in which she interviews a settler who has been in an Israeli prison for many years for perpetrating terrorism against Arabs. As the director of Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting, Andrea Levin, put it, “Because Jewish terrorism is practically nonexistent, [Amanpour] had to go back to the 1980s to find a Jewish [terrorist] underground.”

Since a significant portion of the segment is devoted to Jewish terrorism, one could get the impression that it is somewhat common, instead of a freakishly rare phenomenon that, when it occurs, is almost universally condemned by Jews worldwide.

The next time a Jewish terrorist kills thousands of American civilians by flying an airplane into an office building screaming “Moses is Great!” let me know. Until then, I’m glad I was on vacation and missed Amanpour’s report.