What If Ayman Mohyeldin Just Stayed Put?

NBC Pulls Its Best Journalist from Gaza Just as Israel Invades.

An excerpt from the above linked-to article by Phyllis Bennis follows:

News of the long-anticipated ground attack on Gaza has just broken. Israeli troops have invaded northern Gaza, vowing to protect Israelis and destroy Hamas—regardless of the human costs to Palestinian civilians…

And now, with the war threatening to spin out of control, the U.S. public has lost one of its most trustworthy reporters in the embattled Gaza Strip. Citing transparently disingenuous “security concerns,” NBC has decided to remove Ayman Mohyeldin—who has been reporting from Gaza for years—from his post and ordered him to leave Gaza immediately…

Mohyeldin’s coverage was powerfully crafted to show the human cost of conflict…

That, apparently, was unacceptable to Mohyeldin’s superiors. The notion that “security” had anything to do with NBC’s decision was nonsense—when they replaced Mohyeldin with [Richard] Engel, any remote possibility that they were concerned about the security of one but not the other was beyond laughable.

Bennis notes that his well crafted report of the deliberate murder of the four very young Palestinian children on a beach was picked up by networks other than the one he worked for. It went viral. And that’s too much sunlight for the vampire capitalists in the military industrial complexes in the US and Israel and their political and media partners. Which suggests what sort of medicine we might want to administer to those criminals.

“Now this is the basis for judgment: It is that the light has come into the world, but [wicked] men have loved the darkness rather than the light, for their works were wicked. For whoever practices vile things hates the light and does not come to the light, so that his works may not be reproved. But whoever does what is true comes to the light so that his works may be made manifest as having been worked in harmony with God.” – John 3: 19-21

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