Spoiled crybabies

January 27, 2009

So, all those Foreign correspondents who couldn’t get into Gaza despite the Israeli Supreme court ruling and many, many attempts are nothing but a bunch of “spoiled crybabies”. That’s the word according to Daniel Seaman, director of Israel’s Government Press Office in a statement issued on Sunday,

“Israel did not want to endanger the lives of the workers at the crossings so we didn’t open them, not for humanitarian reasons and not for foreign journalists,” said Seaman.

But instead of going through a little extra effort to get into Gaza via other means (such as through Egypt), Seaman said foreign journalists chose to behave like “spoiled crybabies.”

Next time around, Seaman recommends Israel really does impose a ban on journalists entering Gaza, since those that did make it in were basically making themselves accomplices to Hamas’ crimes.

“They are accepting everything everyone says at face value. Maybe 3% are calling and asking for an Israeli response… They are a fig leaf for Hamas,” Seaman vented. “Their coverage right now is a disgrace to the profession. Instead of reporting, they are settling scores. Reporting without both sides, without a context is an abuse of the profession.” link