The Israeli-UAE peace treaty exposes the censorship side of media propaganda
Media propaganda is not only about a constant and consistent one-way spin of the news – or even distorting truths by out-of-context reports – it is also about the things that are not reported – that are literally censored.
This happens daily with the #NeverTrump media outlets. They simply will not report positive news that may reflect well on President Trump. A major example of this is the peace agreement that the Trump administration brokered between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This was the project that First Son-in-Law Jared Kushner had been working on for three years – with continuous skeptical criticism from the Fourth Estate.
This is a big deal – a very BIG deal. It is the first time there has been such a deal with Israel and a Middle East powerhouse nation since President Carter brokered a similar peace agreement between Israel and Egypt in 1979 – a peace treaty that has endured for more than 40 years. From the very first announcement of the deal, the story was favorably reported across the news services. It was the top of the news for weeks.
The official signing between Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin at the White House retreat at Camp David was overseen by Carter. The photos of that event were splashed across the front pages all across America – like the one atop this commentary.
Conversely, when the agreement between Israel and the UAE was announced, there was little to no reporting. The announcement that there will be a signing at the White House on September 15 was largely unreported on the most anti-Trump outlets, such as CNN and MSNBC. They continued with their obsessive attacks on Trump and Republicans. FOX News did give it appropriate coverage.
The signing ceremony will include Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Emirati Minister of Foreign Affairs (and brother of the Crown Prince) Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
In many ways, the deal between Egypt and the UAE is even bigger than the Israeli/Egyptian treaty. It is a much broader agreement. While the 1979 pact officially ended hostilities, the new deal incorporates deeper cooperation – such as regular air service, tourist travel and business opportunities. In addition, it has laid the groundwork for agreements with other Middle East nations – which are expected to follow in the coming months.
The New York/Washington news media’s desire to defeat Trump has completely ignored the success of the President’s Middle East policies – including stabilizing the Iraqi government against Russian and Irani interference – enabling a reduction of American military in the region. It should not be forgotten that shortly after taking office, Trump went to the Middle East and formed a cooperative arrangement between Israel and several Arab nations to thwart the Russian-supported expansion of Irani influence in the region. And there was that matter of crushing the ISIS caliphate that was spreading throughout the Middle East.
Normalizing the Middle East is a work-in-progress, but it is undeniable that Trump has done more to advance the stabilization process than any President since the end of World War II. He deserves a little credit where credit is due, but those folks in the newsrooms of New York and Washington are too driven by obsessive hatred to uphold the traditions and ethics of their trade.
So, there ‘tis.