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Anti-Israel bias at the CBC. Must be Tuesday.

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Posted on June 8 2010 12:00 pm
Kathy Shaidle blogs at FiveFeetOfFury, now entering its 11th year online. Her latest book is Acoustic Ladylandkathy shaidle, which Mark Steyn calls "a must-read."
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I’ve told you before about Canada’s CBC — the national TV and radio broadcaster supported by millions of extorted taxpayer dollars, even though only roughly one taxpayer in 12 watches or listens to it.

I can’t possibly improve upon the “gotcha” over at my fellow Canadian blogger Stephen Taylor’s site today. First, note the photo chosen to accompany the story above. Now, read Taylor’s commentary, in full:

Chilly in Montreal today with a high/low of 12/11C [54F] . Not chilly enough for parkas, toques and for the trees to be bare of leaves on a June day.

You can actually see snow on some branches.

I know CBC has a whole drawer full of stock photos of anti-Israeli protests but c’mon.

For authentic photographs of the pro-Israel side of the same event, click here. You can even see leaves on the trees!

Who knows: maybe someone at Reuters got fired and ended up at the CBC…

But wait: there’s more! Barry Rubin writes:

On June 1, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) anchorman Peter Mansbridge stated that the Gaza Strip “has one of the world’s highest infant mortality rates.”

The obvious implication: it is Israel’s fault because of its sanctions.

In fact, the Gaza Strip has a lower infant mortality rate than Turkey…

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