Andrew O'Hehir Is Lame in Salon
by MAL Contends, Sun May 03, 2009 at 06:41:16 AM EDT
Andrew O'Hehir's has a lame interview with filmmaker Simone Bitton, director of the documentary Rachel.
I guess Salon editors think need a pro-militarist, anti-human rights voice on their site so O'Hehir gets 900 words in the introduction to give some balance.
O'Hehir tries to assume the same pro-Israel tone as the Washington Post coverage of the murder of Corrie by belittling the human rights mission with which Corrie traveled to Gaza to bring attention to Israel's tendency to kill people.
Skip the interview, see the film. Better yet support the work of the Palestinian Center for Human Rights, B'TSELEM - The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, and the Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice.
Militarists will always have their apologists like O'Hehir. The success of human rights and peace activists depends entirely on what we do.