Networks HIDE ‘Death To Israel And America’ Chants on American Soil

April 9th, 2024 1:58 AM

“Death To Israel And America” chants broke out on Al-Quds Day, a day instituted by the Ayatollah Khomeini to protest against America and Israel. Had these protests happened throughout the Middle East, it is highly likely that they would’ve garnered significant airtime across the evening network newscasts. But the chants in question happened on American soil, and so there was no coverage whatsoever, despite White House condemnation of the chants.

As the Daily Caller’s own Reagan Reese reports:

The White House condemned protesters who were caught on video at an Al-Quds Day rally in Dearborn, Michigan, chanting “death to America,” in a Monday statement to the Daily Caller.

The chants broke out after one activist, Tarek Bazzi, spoke at the event about past criticism the Al-Quds Day rallies have received for being “anti-America.” Bazzi then went on to add that America was one of the “rottenest countries” to ever exist in the world.

The White House reacted to the anti-American language in a Monday statement to the Daily Caller.

“The White House condemns these abhorrent and Antisemitic remarks in the strongest terms. As President Biden has said, America is the greatest nation on Earth and a beacon to the world,” Andrew Bates, a White House spokesperson, told the Daily Caller.

Watch some of the footage that drew this rare White House condemnation, thanks to the stellar work by our friends at MEMRI:

Really, the video had it all. It wasn’t just the casual anti-American and anti-Israel expression. There was also the reference to “Genocide Joe”, the denunciations of Israel as “ISIS”, “Nazis”, “fascists” and “racists”. And finally, the indoctrination of children into this cult of hatred. Specifically, the child aged no more than 4 leading the crowd in “From the River to the Sea” and “Free, Free Palestine” chants.

And yet where were ABC, CBS, and NBC on this story? Had the protests been in London or elsewhere? All over it. But in Dearborn? Out to sleep. Not a single mention of any of this on any of their network evening newscasts. Another story suppressed so as to shield President Biden from any additional scrutiny over his Gaza policy, especially in places like Michigan, where he drew a large amount of protest votes in the state’s presidential primary.

The omission is all the more glaring when you consider the amount of times that network correspondents, often White House correspondents, have flown into Dearborn to talk to the local Arab population, to see whether they can be swayed into coming “home” to Biden. 

Here, again, the media show that their interest in a story (or lack therein) is directly related to its effect upon the electoral prospects of Joe Biden. And with this glaring omission, the media have intensified the Protect the Precious mode they routinely find themselves in.