I’m pleased to report that Snag Films, the free online distribution service for indie documentaries that was featuring Third Jihad at its site, has removed the film supposedly at the request of the filmmakers. That’s laughable since the exposure and credibility Clarion would’ve received via Snag made the producers salivate. One of my readers, Robin, wrote to Steve Case (yes, of AOL fame) and his wife Jean, who are backers of the site, and warned them of the hateful nature of the film. I too wrote to the site owners via their feedback form. It was gone within a day.
CNN, which earlier had aired portions of Obsession, has finally gotten religion. What took ’em so long. Most of the rest of the media has covered the story of the distribution of the 28 million DVDs in swing states long ago. Journalist Ali Gharib informs me that CNN has finally gotten with the program and aired its own segment critical of the film. Naturally, the reporters don’t note that CNN had previously been a willing promoter of the film. A reader notes that Hunter Thompson described the TV industry as a bunch of “thieves and pimps.” Though my guess is that the reporters probably didn’t even know of CNN’s previous role (though they should have).
In the story, Clarion’s PR flack, Gregory Ross, refuses to reveal who’s financing all the garbage, but pointedly denies that it comes from “foreign” (i.e. Israeli) money. Which ignores the obvious conclusion that the funding is coming from an American Jew who supports Aish HaTorah, Clarion, the Republican Party, and anti-Muslim hysteria. Wonder who that could be?