by Paula R. Stern
Canadian journalists - Paul Workman and Orly Halpern came to Maale
Adumim. They filed their report - well, that's probably a compliment.
What they filed wasn't really so much of a report as their opinion,
their agenda. I wrote about it here.
What was clear about the CTV show was that it was misleading -
intentionally so. It did not represent facts on the ground, historical
accuracy, or what I said during the four hours I spent with them.
What's nice is that the story has been picked up in a variety of places...
IsraellyCool - CTV Guilty of Picture Abuse
The New Journalism - Balancing what you say with what they hear
Honest Reporting - CTV News Report an Anti-Israel Diatribe
A Canadian citizen filed a protest with the Canadian Broadcast Standards
Council (CBSC). Honest Reporting of Canada filed a complaint as well.
Both of these required CTV to respond to the complaints.
I also filed a complaint.What's not nice is that CBSC has refused to
accept the complaint I filed with them because, not being a Canadian
citizen, I didn't have the opportunity to see the video broadcast
live...never mind the fact that it was videotaped LIVE right before my
I have requested that CBSC honor my complaint and investigate. From what
I understand, they might be able to request the full video that was
taken before it was cut to smithereens by the Workman/Halpern team. I
have requested this video twice - both times I have received simplistic
responses like they don't know if the video has been deleted, that it is
in Toronto, that they don't have an update...http://israelisoldiersmother.blogspot.ca/
See also...CTV and the “Uncontrolled Pen” Against Israel