For whom does HuffPost weep?

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by Jon Sutz, Editor, SaveTheWest.com

This page contains a compilation of “news” stories that have appeared on HuffPost’s front page, almost invariably containing sympathetic, personalized, pictorial depictions of people and animals from around the world, whom it decided were deserving of worldwide attention.  In some cases, it even helped to solicit financial donations for them – such as in this case, in which it sought donors for a “museum of orgasm sounds,” while completely ignoring a U.S. combat veteran who was beaten nearly to death by a black mob, needed facial reconstruction surgery, and whose family had set up an online donation mechanism.

In many cases, these incidents are presented in the context of what HuffPost chose to ignore, at the same time, or in the days prior — including Americans who were murdered, violently attacked, threatened or otherwise harmed.  These victims possessed one or more of a set of common characteristics: they were among the groups that HuffPost considers worthless, deserving of none of the “humanizing” coverage that it affords to even animals.

One example: HuffPost ignored the names, pictures or personal stories of the three men who were murdered by a self-professed racist Islamist in Fresno, CA on April 18, 2017 — yet the next day, it presented on its front page the tragic, personal story of “Patrick,” the elderly wombat — in Australia — who died a virgin:

For further context, as you review the contents of this page, please refer to:

Examples of HuffPost ignoring hate crimes against people it views as worthless


Contents

(1) Convicted murderers and criminals

(2) Palestinian terrorists

(3) Palestinians – general

(4) Islamist terrorists from ISIS, Al Qaeda, Al Shabaab, others

(5) Muslims – general —  while ignoring Jewish victims of hate crimes

(6) Celebrities

(7) Animals

(8) Various oddities


(1) Examples of HuffPost giving top-level coverage to sympathetic depictions of convicted murderers and criminals

The following is just a small sampling of HuffPost’s ongoing obsession with giving top coverage to convicted murderers, often instead of covering legitimate victims of violent criminals.


(1.1) Slide show: HuffPost’s sympathetic depictions of convicted murderers

(1.2) April 2017: HuffPost gave four straight days of sympathetic front page coverage to eight convicted murderers


(1.1): Slide show: HuffPost’s sympathetic depictions of convicted murderers


(1.2) April 2017: HuffPost gave four straight days of sympathetic front page coverage to eight convicted murderers

On April 15, 2017, this story debuted at the top of HuffPost’s front page:

And for the next three straight days, it remained on the front page.  You can see this for yourself via these full-page screencaps from the Wayback Machine (Internet Archive):


(2) Examples of HuffPost giving top-level coverage to sympathetic depictions of Palestinian terrorists

For more examples of HuffPost’s obsession with devoting sympathetic coverage to Palestinian terrorists, while ignoring their victims, see SaveTheWest’s two recent documentaries:

SaveTheWest’s debut documentary: “The Huffington Post’s Anti-Semitic Bias and Incitement During the Third Intifada”

STW’s new documentary: “HuffPost’s Dehumanization of Capt. Taylor Force”


(3) Examples of HuffPost giving top-level coverage to sympathetic depictions of Palestinians – general


If you follow these links, you’ll find that in each of these cases, HuffPost presented the victim’s faces, names and sympathetic personal narratives:

A Palestinian journalist who alleged she was detained and interrogated (but was able to live-Tweet it):

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Female inmates in an Israeli jail who alleged (with no proof) that guards “humiliated” them:

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The top-of-the-front page splash headline that HuffPost gave to a Palestinian film maker who alleged he was detained for 60 minutes at a U.S. airport:

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(4) Examples of HuffPost giving top-level coverage to sympathetic depictions of Islamist terrorists from ISIS, Al Qaeda, Al Shabaab, others


(4.1) September 2010: HuffPost whitewashed and helped evoke worldwide sympathy for one of the world’s most wanted anti-American terrorists, in part by using radical Islamist propaganda pictures

(4.2) February 2013: HuffPost gave five straight days of top-line coverage to evoking sympathy for a “homesick American jihadi” — while at the same time, ignoring a U.S. Marine who was receiving the Medal of Honor

(4.3) November 2013: HuffPost published a front page headline that assailed the NSA for breaking into “activists’” computers, when in fact its own “story” page proved they were supporters and funders of Islamist terror, including Al Qaeda

(4.4) March 2016: HuffPost published a sympathetic story about an American who joined ISIS, but then decided he’d made a big mistake, and wants to come home

(4.5) May 2016: HuffPost evoked sympathy for Islamist terrorist in Chechnya who lost his cat — but ignored the suffering of Jews whose loved ones who had been recently murdered by Palestinian terrorists


(4.1) September 2010: HuffPost whitewashed and helped evoke worldwide sympathy for one of the world’s most wanted anti-American terrorists, in part by using radical Islamist propaganda pictures

The following is adapted from detailed blog article at Huff-Watch.

On September 23, 2010 HuffPost published this item on its front page:

Scientist Gets 86 Years For Firing At U.S. Troops

If you attempt to follow the link to that story, however, as shown in this screencap, taken on March 15, 2017, you’ll find that it leads to a dead page:

We speculate there are reasons why HuffPost threw this story “down the memory hole.”

As the Huff-Watch blog noted at the time (emphasis added):

A reasonable person would ask a few initial questions upon seeing this picture and headline:

(1) Why would a “scientist” fire on U.S. troops?

(2) And why would this poor woman, whom HuffPost chose to depict as a “victim” in this photograph, be sentenced to 86 years, if she didn’t even kill anyone??

If you read HuffPost’s version of the story, you’ll discover, below, all the inconvenient truths that HuffPost neglected to mention in this “news” story and headline — which it sourced, but selectively edited, from the AP.

Thanks to the Internet Archive (“Wayback Machine”), here is the story as it originally appeared at HuffPost:

Aafia Siddiqui, Pakistani Scientist, Sentenced To 86 Years For Firing At U.S. Troops, by Tom Hays and Larry Neumeister (AP), Huffington Post, September 23, 2010. Excerpt (highlights added):

The sentence imposed on the mother of three capped a strange legal odyssey that began two summers ago, when the 38-year-old Siddiqui turned up in Afghanistan carrying notes referencing a “mass casualty attack” on New York City landmarks and a stash of sodium cyanide.

At trial earlier this year, jurors heard eyewitnesses describe how, after she was detained by Afghan police, Siddiqui grabbed a rifle and tried to shoot U.S. authorities who had gone to interrogate her. They said she yelled, “Death to Americans!” before she was injured in return fire and subdued. […]

During a three-hour hearing in federal court in Manhattan, Siddiqui claimed she had evidence Israel was behind the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks and warned more plots were in the works. […]

Further, as Huff-Watch blog noted at the time, other news organizations played the AP story “straight,” and included details that HuffPost omitted from its version:

Why was she being sought? Because the architect of 9/11 attacks, Khaleed Sheikh Mohammed, who began singing like a bird after interrogations, revealed in 2003 that other al Qaeda operatives were in the U.S., planning terror attacks — including Siddiqui. Combined with the fact that she was a U.S.-trained neuroscientist, meaning she could give al Qaeda the technical expertise to produce biological and chemical weapons, she became one of the most wanted women on Earth, from 2003 onward. More information, including the indictment against Siddiqui, is located at The Investigative Project on Terrorism.

Even MSNBC, not exactly a right-wing outlet, played the AP story “straight.” Breitbart.com, run by HuffPost’s original news editor, Andrew Breitbart, also played the story “straight.”

It is only after reading the Breitbart version of the AP story that one realizes how much of the story HuffPost chose to omit in its version — even though Breitbart’s version was published three hours before HuffPost’s went up. For example, all of the following was not included in HuffPost’s version of the story:

Though she was not convicted of terrorism, the government has argued that Siddiqui is a cold-blooded radical who deserves a “terrorism enhancement” under federal sentencing guidelines that would guarantee a life term.

“She made it explicit, through her own words and her conduct, her intention to kill Americans, to cause `death to Americans,'” prosecutors wrote in court papers. Prosecutors cited threatening notes Siddiqui was carrying at the time of her detention.

They directly quoted one as referencing “a `mass casualty attack’ … NY CITY monuments: Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge,” and another musing how a dirty bomb would spread more fear than death. They claimed the notes, along with the fact that she was carrying sodium cyanide, showed she wasn’t an accidental menace.

Now, another question arises: After its deceptive headline and story copy, why would HuffPost decide to run that particular, sympathetic picture in its headline?

At the time HuffPost ran this story, it could have found out in a few keystrokes that this picture was taken right after she was shot, in 2008, by the U.S. soldiers and FBI agents whom she just attempted to murder. It is not, as militant Islamists and propagandists allege (below), a photo taken while she was being “tortured” and “raped” by U.S. forces.

Here is how MSNBC played the exact same AP story — using the picture that the AP provided with it, which is the same one the FBI used when it put this “scientist,” Aafia Siddiqui, on its Most-Wanted List:

Here is the FBI’s Most-Wanted poster from 2003, when Siddiqui was considered one of the world’s most dangerous terrorists:

Further, the MSNBC version of the AP story revealed other items that HuffPost chose to omit (as indicated in bold):

Pakistani in NYC gets 86 years in prison, by Tom Hays, AP (via MSNBC), September 24, 2010.

During a rambling statement to the court Thursday, Siddiqui carried only a message of peace.

“I do not want any bloodshed. I do not want any misunderstanding. I really want to make peace and end the wars,” she said.

Siddiqui said she was particularly upset by overseas reports that she was being tortured in a U.S. prison. She said she was actually being treated well.

“I am not sad. I am not distressed. … They are not torturing me,” she said. “This is a myth and lie and it’s being spread among the Muslims.”

And as the Huff-Watch blog noted at the time, rather than using the photo the AP provided for this story, HuffPost chose to use the one after she was shot, while attempting to murder U.S. soldiers — which helped to advance its false narrative, as expressed in its deceptive headline, that she was merely a “scientist,” who had merely “fired at U.S. troops.”  A narrative that, at the trial, even Siddiqui herself debunked.

It should also be noted that Islamists who were protesting Siddiqui’s inarceration also chose that picture, of her depicted as a distressed “victim,” to use in their propaganda materials.

For example, according to a CBS News version of the AP story:

In Karachi on Thursday, about 400 activists of the Islamist group Jamaat-e-Islami and its allied youth group, Pasban, gathered outside the Karachi Press Club carrying pictures of Siddiqui and chanting slogans against the U.S. government and justice system.  “Free Aafia,” ”We want Aafia, not dollars!” the activists chanted, a reference to U.S. aid funds given in return for Pakistan’s cooperation in battling Islamist militancy.

Even CBS, however, did not explain what Jamaat-e-Islami actually is.  According to the U.S. State Department:

Designated as a Foreign Terrorist Organization on October 23, 2002, Jemaah Islamiya (JI) is a Southeast Asia-based terrorist group co-founded by Abu Bakar Ba’asyir and Abdullah Sungkar that seeks the establishment of an Islamic caliphate spanning Indonesia, Malaysia, southern Thailand, Singapore, Brunei, and the southern Philippines. More than 400 JI operatives have been captured since 2002, including operations chief and al-Qa’ida (AQ) associate Hambali. […]

In December 2001, Singaporean authorities uncovered a JI plot to attack U.S., Israeli, British, and Australian diplomatic facilities in Singapore. Other significant JI attacks include the 2002 Bali bombings, which killed more than 200, including seven U.S. citizens; the August 2003 bombing of the J. W. Marriott Hotel in Jakarta, the September 2004 bombing outside the Australian Embassy in Jakarta, and JI’s October 2005 suicide bombing in Bali, which killed 26, including the three suicide bombers.

A JI faction led by Noordin Mohammad Top conducted the most recent high-profile attack associated with the group July 17, 2009 at the J.W. Marriott and Ritz-Carlton hotels in Jakarta when two suicide bombers detonated explosive devices, killing seven and injuring more than 50, including seven Americans.

With all that in mind, it becomes easier to understand why there was such support for Siddiqui from radical Islamists throughout Pakistan and elsewhere, demanding her release — all of which used the same, sympathetic picture of her that HuffPost chose to, to craft its deceptive, sympathetic depiction of her:

Given all these facts, it is not difficult to understand why HuffPost would want to cleanse its archive of any trace of its original depiction of this “story” — in which it falsely depicted one of the world’s most dangerous aspiring terrorists, attempted murderer and anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist, as merely a “scientist,” and deliberately altered a source story to further depict her as a victim.

HuffPost went further, by giving top positioning to an editorial that alleged Siddiqui had been tortured by U.S. troops — a libel that she had denied two days earlier, in open court

On September 24, 2010, HuffPost published this editorial on its front page:

Curiously, however, HuffPost’s own search engine proves it has removed this editorial from its archives. A March 16, 2017 search using the string “Andy Worthington Siddiqui” returned zero results.

Perhaps HuffPost removed it because someone exposed it for having once again libeled the U.S. military, based on incendiary, false allegations — which even Siddiqui herself said were not true.  Fortunately, we can discover the truth thanks to Google Cache’s capture of this editorial:

Barbaric: 86-Year Sentence for Aafia Siddiqui, by Andy Worthington, Huffington Post, September 24, 2010. Excerpts (emphasis added):

To be honest, I can hardly express sufficiently my shock at the news that Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, the Pakistani neuroscientist who was rendered to the U.S. to face a trial after she reportedly tried — and failed — to shoot two U.S. soldiers in Ghazni, Afghanistan in July 2008, has been sentenced to 86 years in prison.

Such a disproportionate sentence would be barbaric, even if Aafia Siddiqui had killed the soldiers she shot at, but as she missed entirely, and was herself shot twice in the abdomen, it simply doesn’t make sense.  […]

Seen this way, her sudden reappearance in Ghazni in July 2008, the shooting incident, the trial and the conviction were designed to hide the fact that, for five years and four months, from March 2003, when she and her three children were reportedly kidnapped in Karachi, she was held in secret U.S. detention — possibly in the US prison at Bagram, Afghanistan — where she was subjected to horrendous abuse.

Note that this “journalist”:

  • Only referred to Siddiqui as a “neuroscientist,” mentioning nothing about the other details about her work to develop and deploy WMDs for Al Qaeda
  • Ignored the fact that Siddiqui herself said, in open court, that she had not been tortured by U.S. forces, and that Muslims should stop spreading this lie — the day before this editorial was published (screencap):

Pakistani in NYC gets 86 years in prison, by Tom Hays, AP (via MSNBC), September 24, 2010 (screencap).

During a rambling statement to the court Thursday [September 23], Siddiqui carried only a message of peace.

“I do not want any bloodshed. I do not want any misunderstanding. I really want to make peace and end the wars,” she said.

Siddiqui said she was particularly upset by overseas reports that she was being tortured in a U.S. prison. She said she was actually being treated well.

“I am not sad. I am not distressed. … They are not torturing me,” she said. “This is a myth and lie and it’s being spread among the Muslims.”

The fact that HuffPost cleansed its archive of any instance of this “journalist” having written about Siddiqui also indicates that it never published an apology or retraction to this libel against the U.S. military.  Thus, HuffPost’s original act, and this omission, could only serve to fuel the widespread protests against the U.S. military regarding Siddiqui, and may have helped to ignite physical attacks on U.S. soldiers as a result.


(4.2) February 2013: HuffPost gave five straight days of top-line coverage to evoking sympathy for a “homesick American jihadi” — while at the same time, ignoring a U.S. Marine who was receiving the Medal of Honor

The following is excerpted, and consolidated, from a detailed report at Huff-Watch.

On February 8, 2013, HuffPost published this “news” story on its front page:

Excerpts:

Abu Mansoor al-Amriki, American Jihadi In Somalia, Has Few Friends Left, Huffington Post, February 8, 2013. Excerpt:

Once his reputation was of a feared fighter, an American-born extremist who left small town Alabama to wage war alongside Al-Qaeda-linked Somali Islamists and who called on other foreigners to join. Today, Omar Hamami — better known as Abu Mansoor al-Amriki or “the American” — has split from the insurgents, who want to kill him.

He cuts a forlorn figure: homesick, stuck somewhere in Somalia, and telling anyone who will listen about his apparently doomed career path. […]

“War booty is eaten by the top dogs, but the guys who won it are jailed for touching it,” Amriki says in one message on Twitter. It is a sharp turnaround for a man who once issued rap videos aimed at recruiting foreign fighters. […]

(Ed.: The story made no mention of the fact that “war booty,” to jihadis in general, and Al Shabaab in particular, includes the women and girls that they kidnap and sexually terrorize.)

“What I would like though is to have a three day visit to see my mom, dad and sister… I often wonder what this whole experience has done to them,” he writes in the book, adding he misses his daughter whom he abandoned in Egypt as a baby.

“I’d like to make a round of the restaurants and get some Chinese food, some hot (chicken) wings, some Nestle ice cream, some gourmet coffee and a slew of other foods and beverages.”

HuffPost kept this “news story” on the front page for two straight days, and on the World page for five straight days (evidence file).

As if that weren’t enough, during the five straight days of top coverage it gave to this “news” story,” HuffPost completely ignored the fact that President Obama was awarding a U.S. soldier, Sgt. Clinton Romesha, the Congressional Medal of Honor for distinct heroism in a particularly brutal firefights against jihadis, in which eight of his comrades were killed.

See details here, and at the Huff-Watch blog’s detailed article about this incident.


(4.3) November 2013: HuffPost published a front page headline that assailed the NSA for breaking into “activists’” computers, when in fact its own “story” page proved they were supporters and funders of Islamist terror, including Al Qaeda

On November 26, 2013, HuffPost published this story near the top of its front page:

HuffPost claimed that the NSA, staffed with both military and civilian employees, was “spying” on “activists” and their porn habits.  An excerpt from the (original) story page:

REVEALED: NSA Spying On Activists’ Porn Habits, by Glenn Greenwald, Ryan Gallagher and Ryan Grim, Huffington Post, November 26, 2013. Excerpt:

The National Security Agency has been gathering records of online sexual activity and evidence of visits to pornographic websites as part of a proposed plan to harm the reputations of those whom the agency believes are radicalizing others through incendiary speeches, according to a top-secret NSA document. The document, provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, identifies six targets, all Muslims, as “exemplars” of how “personal vulnerabilities” can be learned through electronic surveillance, and then exploited to undermine a target’s credibility, reputation and authority.

The NSA document, dated Oct. 3, 2012, repeatedly refers to the power of charges of hypocrisy to undermine such a messenger. “A previous SIGINT” — or signals intelligence, the interception of communications — “assessment report on radicalization indicated that radicalizers appear to be particularly vulnerable in the area of authority when their private and public behaviors are not consistent,” the document argues.

So who are these Muslims whom HuffPost refers to as “activists”? 

HuffPost knew from its own “story” that, according to top-secret documents stolen from the NSA by Edward Snowdon, these were individuals who were funding Al Qaeda, and/or spreading its hate propaganda.  From the (original) story page (larger, dated screencap here):

Sometime later, however, HuffPost changed the story page headline to indicate that these individuals were “radicalizers”:


Analysis

Contrast how HuffPost whitewashed these Al Qaeda supporters and funders into “activists” to how, as documented in Section 1, it instantly and automatically assumed the worst about American soldiers and their commanders, and described them as such — even though the facts either didn’t support these allegations, or contradicted them.

Note also how HuffPost consistently refers to Jews who are merely accused of having done something wrong, as “extremists”:

In fact, HuffPost has published more than a half-dozen stories in recent years that are dedicated to “Jewish extremism” and “Jewish extremists.”

Yet when admittedly top-secret documents were stolen from the NSA that showed the agency was tracking and exposing Al Qaeda supporters’ porn habits, HuffPost’s first action was to rise to their defense, depict them as merely “activists” in its headline, implying that they were the victims in this equation.


(4.4) March 2016: HuffPost published a sympathetic story about an American who joined ISIS, but then decided he’d made a big mistake, and wants to come home

The following is excerpted from SaveTheWest’s recent documentary video, “HuffPost’s Dehumanization of Capt. Taylor Force”

03-18-2016 WPHL 20-23 - US ISIS guy day1“American Says Joining ISIS Was A Bad Decision”

HuffPost wrote this original, detailed, pictorial story of an American jihadi, Mohamad Jamal Khweis, who joined ISIS, but left after one month.  HuffPost used its global platform to enable Khewis to spread his sad tale:

“On the way there (to Syria), I regretted (my decision), I wanted to go back. So after things didn’t work out, I didn’t see myself living in that environment. You know, I wanted to go back to America.”

While attempting to return to the USA, he into a firefight with Kurdish forces, who then arrested him.

Curiously, HuffPost published nothing by Taylor’s grieving family or friends, about their wishes, or about the things they regretted not having said to him before he was murdered by a Palestinian terrorist.

Duration: HuffPost left this story published on its front page and World page for a combined four straight days, from March 18-21, 2016.


(4.5) May 2016: HuffPost evoked sympathy for Islamist terrorist in Chechnya who lost his cat — but ignored the suffering of Jews whose loved ones who had been recently murdered by Palestinian terrorists

On May 23, 2016, HuffPost published this story on its front page:

Chechen Strongman Issues Instagram Plea To Find His Missing Cat

But who is this “strongman” for whom HuffPost evoked worldwide sympathy?   Ramzan Kadyrov is a notorious Islamist militant and accused war criminal, but who is very savvy when it comes to social media.  Details here.  And who, in March 2017 began rounding up homosexuals and putting them in concentration camps.

HuffPost gave this story top publicity – but completely ignored the suffering of all the Jews whose family members had been recently murdered by Palestinian terrorists

Curiously, in the months prior to publishing this sympathetic article, HuffPost completely ignored Hadar Buchris, a 21-year-old Jewish girl who was stabbed to death by a Palestinian terrorist in Israel.  The following is an excerpt of a SaveTheWest’s documentary (here):

HuffPost also completely ignored Palestinian terrorists’ murders of the following Jews, in late 2015:


(5) Examples of HuffPost giving top-level coverage to sympathetic depictions of Muslims, in general — while ignoring Jewish victims of hate crimes


(5.1) February 2016: HuffPost launched an entire sub-site to publicize alleged hate crimes against Muslims — even though they are among the least-likely to be victims of religiously-motivated hate crimes, and it knew or should have known that many are later discovered to be fakes

(5.2) HuffPost consistently gives front-page coverage to every allegation of a hate crime or insult against a Muslim — while systematically ignoring allegations of hate crimes against Jews, including murders

(5.3) March 2016: HuffPost falsely accused America of being “Islamophobic”

(5.4) March  2016: HuffPost gave top, sustained coverage to Muslim women who alleged they were spat on, while on a train — but ignored a beloved U.S. army officer who was murdered by a Palestinian terrorist

(5.5) October 2016: HuffPost gave top publicity to a story about an alleged hate crime against a Muslim boy in North Carolina — then hid from its readers the fact that it was soon discovered to be a hoax


(5.1) February 2016: HuffPost launched an entire sub-site to publicize alleged hate crimes against Muslims — even though they are among the least-likely to be victims of religiously-motivated hate crimes, and it knew or should have known that many are later discovered to be fakes

On February 4, 2016, HuffPost launched a sub-site that was completely dedicated to tracking “Islamophobic incidents,” which it defines as anything from alleged violence to unkind words:

According to HuffPost:

It might be impossible to create a comprehensive list of discriminatory acts against American Muslims and those perceived to be Muslim, but The Huffington Post will document this deplorable wave of hate for all of 2016 using news reports and firsthand accounts. The breadth and severity of Islamophobia in America can no longer go unnoticed. Enough is enough.

The entries on HuffPost’s “Islamophobia timeline” range from verbal insults to actual hate crimes.

HuffPost seeks donations to support the site, and has accepted funds from one of the most notorious Islamist front groups in America, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR); summary; detail.

January 24, 2017 update: HuffPost has now removed the Islamophobia site, and put its contents behind a registration wall:

HuffPost has not set up a similar site to track anti-Semitic hate crimes, which are far more prevalent, as a recent SaveTheWest report shows

While there are similar numbers of Jews and Muslims in America, according to consistent annual FBI data, Jews are three to five times more likely to be victims of hate crimes than Muslims. SaveTheWest compiled this data into a short infographic slide show:

This omission takes on special significance when one considers the fact that for many years, HuffPost has been inciting worldwide hatred of Jews and Israel, while whitewashing or ignoring those who are attacking them. An array of examples are showcased in SaveTheWest’s recent documentary:

“The Huffington Post’s Anti-Semitic Bias and Incitement During the Third Intifada”

Several other independent blogs have been documenting HuffPost’s endemic anti-Semitic bias and incitement as well.

Further, as STW has documented, HuffPost knew or should have known that many alleged hate crimes against Muslims in America are later discovered to be fakes:

Fake Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes

And in a fair number of these fake hate crimes against Muslims, HuffPost played a leading role in helping to legitimize them, both through acts and omissions:

Examples of HuffPost legitimizing fake hate crimes against Muslims


(5.2) HuffPost consistently gives front-page coverage to every allegation of a hate crime or insult against a Muslim — while systematically ignoring allegations of hate crimes against Jews, including murders

As an extension of HuffPost’s “Islamophobia” sub-site, many of these items also are placed on its front page, to ensure that get maximum publicity (whether they are true or not).  See a partial chronology of these articles here:

HuffPost giving top publicity to articles regarding alleged hate crimes against Muslim Americans

In contrast, HuffPost almost never publishes reports of hate crimes against Jews, as documented in the following pages:

Examples of HuffPost ignoring anti-Semitic hate incidents in America in 2016-2017

Examples of HuffPost ignoring anti-Semitic hate incidents in America in 2014-2015


(5.3) March 2016: HuffPost falsely accused America of being “Islamophobic”

On March 15, 2016, this “news” story appeared on HuffPost’s front page:

Hey America, Stop Being So Islamophobic

That “news” story merely led right back to the “Islamophobia” sub-site it set up one month earlier, which was rife with unsubstantiated hate crimes, a sizable number of which were later proven to be hoaxes.


(5.4) March  2016: HuffPost gave top, sustained coverage to Muslim women who alleged they were spat on, while on a train — but ignored a beloved U.S. army officer who was murdered by a Palestinian terrorist

Muslim Women Say No One Intervened When Man Attacked Them

This story appeared for two straight days on HuffPost’s front page.

Offended Musilm women 08Mar16See the details of this incident in SaveTheWest’s recent documentary video:

STW’s new documentary: “HuffPost’s Dehumanization of Capt. Taylor Force” : Save The West


(5.5) October 2016: HuffPost gave top publicity to a story about an alleged hate crime against a Muslim boy in North Carolina — then hid from its readers the fact that it was soon discovered to be a hoax

On October 12, 2016, HuffPost broke an in-depth, original story on its front page, in which it alleged that a 7-year-old Muslim boy had been beaten by his fellow classmates on a school bus to the point where he had a broken arm, and no one did anything to help him. Further, it alleged that he had been subjected to other forms of harassment and abuse at his school.  HuffPost based its entire story on a Facebook post by the boy’s father.  At the time it wrote the story, it knew that no police report or school complaint had been filed.

This was soon discovered to be a fake hate crime, one of the dozens of fake anti-Muslim hate crimes that had been perpetrated in the preceding months.

HuffPost, however, never notified its readers, via a story on its front page, that they had been misled.  Via these acts and omissions, HuffPost helped to legitimize a fake anti-Muslim hate crime that it spread around the world, and was picked up by hundreds (or even thousands) of other websites.  See the full documentation here.

This was one of a series of fake anti-Muslim hate crimes that HuffPost helped to falsely legitimize.  See the details at:

Examples of HuffPost legitimizing fake hate crimes against Muslims


(6) Examples of HuffPost giving top-level coverage to sympathetic depictions of sad celebrities

(6.1) HuffPost’s obsession with evoking sympathy for the Kardashians

 


(6.1) HuffPost’s obsession with evoking sympathy for the Kardashians

Kim Kardashian Hits Back At Haters Bette Midler And Chloë Grace Moretz

08Mar16-KimK-responds-to-haters-day1Kim Kardashian Takes Her Cry Face To A Whole New Level

10Apr Kardashian worship day2 - KIM CRIES - cropHuffPost published this story on its front page on January 6-7, 2017:

More examples from recent years:


March 2017: “Stop Piling On Rachel Maddow For Not Taking Down Trump”

This “news” story appeared at the top of HuffPost’s front page on March 15, 2017:

Stop Piling On Rachel Maddow For Not Taking Down Trump


December 2016: HuffPost posted a story about a celebrity who claimed a mean one made her cry — while ignoring the family of an American Jewish teenager who was murdered by a Palestinian terrorist

On December 13, 2016, HuffPost published this “news” story at the very top of its front page:

Kathy Griffin Claims Ellen Made Her Cry After Heated Phone Call

Yet HuffPost completely ignored the tears shed by the family of Ezra Schwartz, the American Jewish teenager who had been murdered several weeks earlier by Palestinian terrorists. Details here.

 


Miscellaneous other incidents of HuffPost evoking sympathy for celebrities

 

 

 

 

 

 


(7) Examples of HuffPost giving top-level coverage to sympathetic depictions of animals

(7.1) Slide show of HuffPost evoking sympathy for animals

(7.2) December 2014: HuffPost gave front-page coverage to a two-faced cat that died — but ignored a report about threats to the NYPD from a domestic terror group, amid a wave of anti-police hatred that it was helping to incite

(7.3) March 2016: A swan was abused in eastern Europe — but nothing about a beloved U.S. veteran who was murdered by a Palestinian terrorist

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(7.2) December 2014: HuffPost gave front-page coverage to a two-faced cat that died — but ignored a report about threats to the NYPD from a domestic terror group, amid a wave of anti-police hatred that it was helping to incite

HuffPost featured this “news” story appeared on its front page on December 7, 2014, instead of anything about the fact that the day before, the NYPD announced that a domestic terrorist group issued a threat to its officers.


(7.3) March 2016: A swan was abused in eastern Europe — but nothing about a beloved U.S. veteran who was murdered by a Palestinian terrorist

HuffPost featured this original story on its front page on March 10, 2016, several days after Taylor Force, a beloved U.S. Army officer, who was retired and pursuing his MBA at Vanderbilt University, was murdered by a Palestinian terrorist, while on a trip to Israel.  HuffPost featured no stories that evoked sympathy for him, or how his family was suffering — but instead wrote an original, sympathetic story about this swan — who was abused in E. Europe.  See STW’s documentary about this incident here.

Woman Roughly Drags Swan Out Of Water By The Wing For Selfie

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April 2016: HuffPost gave front-page coverage to a sad elephant, in Thailand — but completely ignored the sadness of the family of a beloved American soldier who’d been murdered, days before, by a Palestinian terrorist

HuffPost was able to find this story from Thailand, and decided to give it graphic, front-page treatment on April 11, 2016:

Elephant Weeps As She Mourns The Death Of Best Friend

11Apr16-Elephant-weeps-FPYet HuffPost completely ignored the tears of the parents of Taylor Force, the beloved U.S. Army veteran who as murdered by a Palestinian terrorist days earlier.

 


July 2016: The sunburned dolphin — instead of anything about the victim of a race-incited rape

HuffPost featured this story near the top of it front page on July 20, 2016.

Stranded Dolphin Was So Sunburned By The Time Rescuers Found Her

As documented here, HuffPost ran this story in the days after news broke that a black college football player who had been convicted of raping a white student reportedly told her, “That’s for 400 years of slavery, you bitch!” — about which it mentioned nothing.  Instead, HuffPost published a sympathetic “news” story about him that focused on what makes him cry.


November 2016: “Unadoptable sad-faced cat”

This “news” story appeared at the top of HuffPost’s front page on November 20, 2016.


December 2016: Police dog dies

HuffPost put this story near the top of its front page on December 20, 2016.  It contained the dog’s face, name, personal story, and the grief that his police handlers were feeling at his impending demise.

It should be noted, however, that HuffPost never provided such a tribute to any of the following Americans.  In fact, in most cases, HuffPost never even mentioned their names, or what happened to them, in any news stories, anywhere on its site:

  • Capt. Taylor Force, the beloved U.S. Army officer who was murdered in Israel by a Palestinian terrorist (details)
  • Ezra Schwartz, the American Jewish teenager who was murdered by a Palestinian terrorist (details)
  • Richard Lakin, the American Jewish peace activist, who was murdered by Palestinian terrorists (details)
  • American Rabbi Eitam Henkin, and his wife, Na’ama, who were murdered in front of their children by Palestinian terrorists (details)

January 2017: Elderly panda dies — vs. a Hillary supporter who attempted to murder a Trump supporter, and a synagogue that was smeared with feces

HuffPost featured this story on its front page on January 1, 2017.  It did not, however, feature anything in the preceding days about:


March 2017: The disabled goldfish — vs. anti-Semitism, and a violent attack on a conservative

HuffPost featured this sad “news” on its front page on March 15, 2017.

In the preceding days, however, HuffPost mentioned absolutely nothing about:

A synagogue in Seattle, WA that was defaced with Holocaust-denying graffiti

A Washington State Trooper who was injured by radical leftist rioters, at an anti-Trump demonstration


March 2017: HuffPost gave front-page treatment to a bear that was killed in German zoo — but completely ignored American college professor who was physically assaulted by violent leftist protesters

This news story appeared on HuffPost’s front page on March 12, 2017:

This story emerged days after news broke of an American college professor who was violently assaulted by radical leftists, while escorting a speaker out of a forum in which he’d been scheduled to speak.  HuffPost, however, completely ignored this story.

March 2017: HuffPost gave front-page treatment to a blind cat — but completely ignored conservative students who were threatened by radical leftists

HuffPost featured this “news” story on its front page on March 17, 2017:

HuffPost completely ignored, however, a story that emerged several days earlier about conservative students who reported they were subjected to threats of violence, which were publicly voiced and cheered by leftists.

April 2017: HuffPost gave front-page coverage to “Patrick,” an elderly wombat in Australia, who died a virgin — yet completely ignored the Americans who were murdered in Fresno, CA the day before, by a racist Islamist

On April 19, 2017, HuffPost featured on its front page an original story that one of its “journalists” wrote, about “Patrick,” an elderly wombat, whom it discovered had tragically died as a virgin.

Patrick, Beloved 32-Year-Old Virgin Wombat, Has Died

 

 

 

HuffPost completely ignored, however, the names, faces and profiles of the three Americans who were murdered in Fresno, CA by a racist Islamist the day before.

 

 


 


(8) Examples of HuffPost giving top-level coverage to sympathetic depictions of various oddities

Also contrast HuffPost’s treatment of Hadar to how it treated members of an all-girl Russian punk band, after they were arrested for barging into a famed orthodox church in Moscow, during services, then singing a vulgar song. HuffPost essentially went apoplectic over the plight of the band, Pussy Riot, and began a multi-year stream of more than a hundred sympathetic stories about these “victims,” including top-of-the-page splash headlines:

2012-08-17 WPHL Pussyriot convicted TOP STORY 925a

On one day alone, HuffPost had nine separate stories on its World page about Pussy Riot – at the same time:

2012-08-19 Wphls 1235a – 9 Refs to Pussyriot – Zero Israel by SaveTheWest

In fact, while a search of Hadar’s name at HuffPost yields zero results, a search of the term “pussy riot” returns 133,000 entries:

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On April 19, 2017, HuffPost featured on its front page the sympathetic story about a woman whose hand got stuck in a toilet:


“The boy with 46DD breasts”

 


 

 

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