On his story about ex-NDP MP Jim Manly being detained by the Israel military for attempting to pass through the blockade of Gaza, Paul O’Neil doesn’t include the fact that the mentioned hard-core Leftie rabble.ca website has NDP MP Libby Davies’ partner as its publisher:
He said NDP deputy leader Libby Davies, once an outspoken defender of Palestinian rights and a critic of Israel, has been “muzzled and whipped” by Mulcair.
In March a report in the leftwing website rabble.ca, written by an organization called Independent Jewish Voices, was headlined: “Support from Israel lobby for Mulcair NDP leadership bid raises serious concerns.” (see here)
So, even though the entire premise of O’Neil’s story is how the NDP have abandoned their nutbar pro-Palestine faction led by their deputy leader and how she refuses to challenge Mulcair on it, he doesn’t know that Davies’ partner is rabble’s Kim Elliott?
It’s not like the media is unaware of Elliott as they invited her to be a speaker at the Canadian Journalists Association conference in April (see here) and that along with Star columnist Linda McQuaig, is a Honorary Endorser of the Gaza boat campaign (see here).
O’Neil either intentionally avoided telling his readers about this connection or showed us how incompetent he is as a reporter – wonder which it is?
Update: Postmedia has now issued a correction on this story about the ship carrying humanitarian aid (see here)