Israeli cable TV just got a little fairer and more balanced. HOT’s got the hots for Fox (there, I just had to write that). Matania Ben Artzi, father of former Israeli prisoner of conscience Yonatan Ben Artzi writes this:
…Yesterday…CNN…was taken off the Israeli cable service (and replaced by Fox News…).
It’s a sin and a shame that HOT, Israel’s largest cable company provides viewers their 24-hour U.S. news from Rupert Murdoch. I guess Christiane Amanpour’s God’s Warriors, which pilloried the settler movement, must’ve been the last straw for HOT. It decided it needed a news service that would never challenge Israeli policy and be cheap to boot.
Matania also tells me that the Jerusalem Post, that paragon of impeccable journalism, reported on October 23rd that CNN would be replaced by Al Jazeera’s English-languge news. Apparently, the cable provider had a change of heart during the ensuing week and was inveigled to switch to FOX instead. You’ll notice among the Al Jazeera’s news logo is nowhere to be found on the accompanying HOT web page.