An addendum to “The Huffington Post’s Anti-Semitic Bias and Incitement During the Third Intifada”
By Jon Sutz, Editor, SaveTheWest.com
On February 17, 2016, Tuvia Yanai Weissman, a 21-year-old American Jew living in Israel, was shopping in a supermarket with wife, Yael, and their newborn daughter, Neta. Learn more about Tuvia and his wife in this post at Legal Insurrection.
Two 14-year-old Palestinian terrorists stabbed him to death, in front of Yael and Neta. Here is a picture of the scene:
At Tuvia’s funeral, Yael said:
“You were always full of endless giving, if you hadn’t run there (to stop the terrorists) you wouldn’t be the Yanai that I know and fell in love with. If only you could have been with Neta more, how many dreams we had.”
“Before we entered the supermarket I asked you when we will be a normal family and you said it won’t be long,” she said, in a reference to his ongoing intense army service.
“My beloved, who would believe that I would write to you while you are no longer with me, in the short time we had on the weekends you made sure to take care of everything. You heard that something happened and you ran and I waited for you.”
“We managed so much in two years of marriage even though we weren’t together a lot. Yanai you are a true hero of all the nation of Israel, you knew that you had no weapon and nevertheless you ran. I want to thank you, I merited to learn from a talented and special man. Thank you for our Neta.”
On February 19, the U.S. State Department issued a press release in which it condemned Tuvia’s murder.
HuffPost completely ignored Tuvia’s murder, funeral, Yael’s grief, and the State Department press release. HuffPost’s search engine was offline (screencap) on February 19, but a Google search of “Huffington Post Tuvia Yanai Weissman” turned up no entries.
HuffPost ignored Tuvia’s murder – but instead gave top coverage to a story of what it claims is “our worst childhood fear”
Although HuffPost decided to ignore Tuvia’s murder, it was still on the lookout for “victims” to position on its front page, to evoke public sympathy for, through graphic pictorials.
Below is the fourth (1, 2, 3) story concerning the Kardashian freakshow that HuffPost published on its front page, on February 19. In this case, it decided that Khloe Kardashian’s story of being underneath hear parents’ bed while they had sex should be classified as “our worst childhood fear.”
Curiously, HuffPost decided that the terror that the four preteen children of Eitam Henkin, an American rabbi, felt at witnessing him and their mother, Naama, being machine-gunned to death in front of them on October 1, 2015 by Palestinian terrorists, did not qualify as a “worst childhood fear.” That story never appeared on its front page or World page, and was only mentioned near the bottom of a sub-page, in a sidebar editorial, way beyond the view of the casual reader. See full documentation of that editorial decision here:
The murders of Rabbi Eitam and Naama Henkin
Also on February 19, HuffPost decided that the sad story of a singer who “broke down” after losing a court battle was worth putting at the very top of its front page (screencap), under the splash headline: