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November 25, 2007

Ya'alon: Media Protects Corrupt Politicians

Yaalon press corruption.jpe

The Jerusalem Post reports that today former IDF chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. (res.) Moshe Ya'alon told Army Radio:

"Politicians have learned that if they lead a move of disengagement, realignment or caving in, the mainstream of public opinion, and I refer chiefly to the media, will support them . . . .

"I read the words of some journalists who are considered to be senior [members of the press]. There is corruption there that I think brings politicians to realize that if they want to be protected by the media and given 'reprieves' for professional failures and moral issues, they should proceed in certain directions. I certainly suspect that we are now experiencing such a case."

Ya'alon doesn't identify those senior journalists who aren't doing their job as they should, but we can.

Posted by TS at November 25, 2007 08:23 AM


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