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Old October 13th 17, 12:55 AM posted to alt.binaries.pictures.aviation
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For many years, commercial time on CNN International has been filled largely
with advertisements for the tourist boards and state-owned airlines of
various Muslim countries. Given CNN's unusually friendly coverage of these
countries, and its disinclination to mention Islam when covering such topics
as jihadist terrorism and immigrant crime in Europe, it is hard not to view
CNN's willingness to run these commercials with a jaundiced eye.

The TV commercial begins with a shot of the sky, above the clouds, and with
the voice of a British male: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mA7v_qFAeI

"The sky. There should be no borders up here. Only horizons. As an airline,
we don't believe in boundaries. We believe in bringing people together."

We cut to pictures of people hugging at airports, showing affection for one
another.

"The world's better that way. It is a right for all of us to go where we
need to go. To feel the things we want to feel. To see the people we want to
see."

A shot of an airplane, and views of the earth from the sky.

"That's why we'll continue to fly the skies. Providing you with everything
we can. And treating everyone how they deserve to be treated. We do this
because we know that travel goes beyond borders and prejudice."

Back to shot of people together, smiling, walking here and there, in the
city and countryside.

"That travel teaches compassion. That travel is a necessity. That travel is
a right for all. Remember that this world is all of ours to explore. And
it's a strange thing for us to be apart."

The commercial is in heavy rotation on CNN International, which I've been
watching more than usual lately because of the coverage of hurricanes.

It is a commercial for Qatar Airways, which is, not surprisingly, owned by
the government of Qatar.

For CNN, in a sense, this commercial is nothing new. For many years,
commercial time on CNN International has been filled largely with
advertisements for the tourist boards and state-owned airlines of various
Muslim countries. Given CNN's unusually friendly coverage of these
countries, and its disinclination to mention Islam when covering such topics
as jihadist terrorism and immigrant crime in Europe, it is hard not to view
CNN's willingness to run these commercials with a jaundiced eye.

One is reminded, for example, of how Lyndon B. Johnson, during his years in
Congress, bought Texas radio and TV stations and pressured companies that
needed political favors to advertise on them. It was an out-and-out quid pro
quo, and it made LBJ rich: http://tinyurl.com/y7tyz8fy

Of course, what CNN has to offer is not political favors but positive
coverage.

Still, CNN's readiness to run the new Qatar Airways commercial takes the
network's shamelessness to a whole new level. This is -- or is supposed to
be -- a news network, and yet it is regularly running an ad in which Qatar
Airways, and consequently its owner, the government of Qatar, profess to
believe that it is "a right for all of us to go where we need to go" and
"feel the things we want to feel." The airline, and the government, claim to
oppose "prejudice" and to like "compassion."

You would never know from this commercial that it was paid for by a
government that follows sharia law. In Qatar, apostasy from Islam is
punishable by death. Adultery between a Muslim woman and an infidel male is
punishable by death. Homosexuality is punishable by up to five years in
prison. The consumption of alcohol is punishable by flogging (although
luxury hotels are permitted to sell drinks to foreigners). Tourists who do
not dress modestly, or who engage in displays of public affection, risk
ending up in prison. The testimony of female witnesses is often refused in
court -- and when permitted, is considered to be worth half the testimony of
a man.

There is more, much more, about Qatar that makes the Qatar Airways
commercial a masterpiece of hypocrisy. CNN is aware of every last bit of it.
And yet, CNN International is currently exposing its viewers on a regular
basis to a commercial that is nothing short of grotesquely mendacious
propaganda.

Or, as a certain president would put it, very fake news.

https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/1...-qatar-airways


Related: Delta Air Lines lashes out against Emirates, Etihad and Qatar
Airways: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAv8L2ki8BU

Emirates vs. Etihad vs. Qatar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--M-w7D5N9w

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Old October 13th 17, 02:08 AM posted to alt.binaries.pictures.aviation
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For many years, commercial time on CNN International has been filled largely
with advertisements for the tourist boards and state-owned airlines of
various Muslim countries. Given CNN's unusually friendly coverage of these
countries, and its disinclination to mention Islam when covering such topics
as jihadist terrorism and immigrant crime in Europe, it is hard not to view
CNN's willingness to run these commercials with a jaundiced eye.



This is from Gatestone Institute...a nutball rightwing anti-Muslim hate
organization.

https://theintercept.com/2017/09/22/...one-institute/

Islamophobic U.S. Megadonor Fuels German Far-Right Party With Viral Fake News

"The rise of Alternative for Germany, the new far-right political party
competing in the upcoming federal election, has unsettled the consensus-driven,
moderate politics of postwar Germany with its rabid anti-immigrant and
anti-Muslim rhetoric, unabashed nationalism, and winking gestures embracing the
country’s Nazi past."

"Election-watchers expected a flood of fake news and inflammatory social media
aiding Alternative for Germany, known by its German initials, AfD, to come from
Russia. But one of the major publishers of online content friendly to the
far-right party is an American website financed in large part and lead by Jewish
philanthropist Nina Rosenwald.

"Rosenwald’s site, the Gatestone Institute, publishes a steady flow of
inflammatory content about the German election, focused on stoking fears about
immigrants and Muslims. In one of the most recent posts, the website warns of
the construction of mosques in Germany and claims that Christianity is becoming
“extinct.”






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Old October 14th 17, 04:39 PM posted to alt.binaries.pictures.aviation,alt.binaries.humor.skewed
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"Miloch" wrote in message news

I took a year off and travelled around the world and found Arabic
countries to be the most friendly.


I take it you missed out on their airliner "christening" ceremonies:

https://www.liveleak.com/view?i=5c4_1440672610

http://tinyurl.com/znh8hh3


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Old October 14th 17, 04:50 PM posted to alt.binaries.pictures.aviation,alt.binaries.humor.skewed
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Default CNN and Qatar Airways: Taking fake news to new heights

In article , Byker says...

This is a multi-part message in MIME format.

"Miloch" wrote in message news

I took a year off and travelled around the world and found Arabic
countries to be the most friendly.


I take it you missed out on their airliner "christening" ceremonies:

https://www.liveleak.com/view?i=5c4_1440672610

http://tinyurl.com/znh8hh3



Ever been to an American meat-packing plant? I have as a school kid on a
school tour and my most vivid memory was the recently killed hog in a spinning
vat with small blades being dehaired...and it was being done by the thousands
each year.

About your pics...

"PIA is Pakistan International Airlines, which had grounded its fleet of ATR
turboprop passenger planes after a Dec. 7 crash of an ATR killed all 47 people
on board. The flight on Sunday was the first by an ATR since then.

"It wasn't PIA's idea to bring a goat into the mix. Airline spokesperson Danyal
Gillani issued what was no doubt the first airline statement about goat
sacrifice in the history of aviation: "It was done by some local employees as a
gesture of gratitude over the clearance of the first ATR [for flying]." Animal
sacrifice is a part of Islamic tradition and can be found in other religions as
well (see Leviticus 23:19).

"And the goat's color was significant. Some Pakistanis believe that a black goat
is particularly effective as a way to counteract black magic and the evil eye.



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