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The Israeli-UAE peace treaty exposes the censorship side of media propaganda

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.

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Larry Horist

So,there‘tis… The opinions, perspectives and analyses of Larry Horist Larry Horist is a businessman, conservative writer and political strategist with an extensive background in economics and public policy. Clients of his consulting firm have included such conservative icons as Steve Forbes and Milton Friedman. He has served as a consultant to the Nixon White House and travelled the country as a spokesman for President Reagan’s economic reforms. He has testified as an expert witness before numerous legislative bodies, including the U. S. Congress. Horist has lectured and taught courses at numerous colleges and universities, including Harvard, Northwestern, DePaul universities, Hope College and his alma mater, Knox College. He has been a guest on hundreds of public affairs talk shows, and hosted his own program, “Chicago In Sight,” on WIND radio. Horist was a one-time candidate for mayor of Chicago and served as Executive Director of the City Club of Chicago, where he led a successful two-year campaign to save the historic Chicago Theatre from the wrecking ball. An award-winning debater, his insightful and sometimes controversial commentaries appear frequently on the editorial pages of newspapers across the nation. He is praised by readers for his style, substance and sense of humor. According to one reader, Horist is the “new Charles Krauthammer.” He is actively semi-retired in Boca Raton, Florida where he devotes his time to writing. So, there ‘tis is Horist’s signature sign off.



    “and the lion shall lie down with the lamb.”

  2. RedBull

    You don’t think about what you don’t think about… it has been so long since anybody talked about ISIS terrorists causing trouble that the country has all but forgotten them; even on 911 the discussion didn’t move to my knowledge of the spread of ISIS and all the terrible things they did. The Donald cast ’em all out, yay!!!

  3. Mike

    Larry-Don’t know what version of CNN that you are watching, but the deal was reported online and over the air. But, while nice, it simply is not the huuge deal that you make it out to be. Has there been a threat of war between the UAE and Israel as there was previously between Egypt and Israel? Not to my knowledge. You are simply spouting off trump talking points that the media doesn’t give the current administration credit for the good things he does. He does get credit, it’s simply that it is not the big deal you pretend it is, unlike the bad things he has done such as pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal or the Paris accord-showing our trusted allies that we are a negotiating partner who cannot be trusted from one administration to the next. Those actions were newsworthy and really didn’t get the play they should have. So there tis-just the facts without the spin…

    • Larry Horist

      Mike, Your bias is showing. Like too many on the left, you have come to bleieeve that your OPINION is fact. In my opinion, we entered into a very bad deal with Iran — not ending their nuclear ambitions and giving them billions of dollars to fund terrorism.Good riddance to that piece of diplomatic disaster. And if youi actually studied the Pariis agreement, you would see that it did not impose restrictions on the world’s number one carbon emitter, China. Even if all the nations adhered to the standards — at unacceptable economic hardships for the people — it would not have achieved the goals set out by the scientific community. It was another bad deal for the U.S. I do believe that a President of the United States should have our national interest at heart — even as we do good for the world. But again, intelligent dialogue with you is not possible because youi lack an objectivity gene. I would be more impressed with your intellectual abilities if you could name even a few very good things Trump has done for America. ??????

      • Mike

        Larry-my bias is showing? Because I believe the US should live up to their commitments? If that is bias, then I will gladly admit it-however I think that most would disagree with you and say that a country should live up to their commitments. It can be argued that there were faults with both of those treaties, however, if that is the case, then we should work with our allies to reform the treaties-not pull out. If you believe otherwise, then you have as little moral compass as trump. And you would like me to state what trump has done that is good-well he pardoned Alice Johnson, she didn’t deserve to be in prison. But most of his other pardons have been totally unjustified, political cronies almost all of them. I don’t really think any other actions of his have been good-the constant lies, the trade wars, the tax cuts for the wealthy, the denial of global warming-the economic gains we saw were nothing more than what was started during the Obama years, ah, but there is the stock market. So there are two good things, neither of which affect the average worker. Now, just to be fair, why don’t you list some of the things he has done wrong-it would be a much longer list though…

  4. Dan Tyree

    Mike quit trolling. Your stupidity is showing.

    • Mike

      How so Dan? Just saying I am stupid, is, well stupid. If you believe I have misspoken, tell me where. I deal in facts, not rants…

  5. Dan Tyree

    Mike I definitely saw an increase in my take home pay and I’m definitely not wealthy. And no,you don’t deal in facts. You believe the lies of the commiecrats.