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Clear And Present Danger: Jim Clancy’s Anti Israel Views

I guess it was inevitable. After veteran CNN journalist and anchor Jim Clancy’s anti-hasbra twitter meltdown, he would eventually return on one of the virulently anti-Israel and anti-Jewish networks. The only doubt was which one. Well it looks like all those who put money on Lebanon’s Daily Star or Iran’s Press TV might be in with a shout of scooping the pot.

Israellycool covered Jim Clancy’s initial rant here and followed up with his blocking spree. His Twitter account then disappeared for a while before returning (after his sudden departure from CNN) but with his new name missing the CNN mark.

From Press TV:

Veteran US journalist and former CNN anchor Jim Clancy has spoken out against the Israeli media less than two months after stepping down from the news network following his anti-Israeli tweets.

Clancy told Lebanese journalists in Beirut on Friday that the Israeli media is particularly well-funded and is acting in an organized manner in their propaganda campaign, according to The Daily Star.

The veteran journalist noted, however, that the Israeli lobby’s propaganda efforts have failed because an increasing number of young people on university campuses across the US now support the Palestinian cause.

“Hasbara [propaganda] funding has increased for the Israeli lobby, but its propaganda efforts have failed. I mean the number of young people on campuses who now support the Palestinian cause has risen,” he told the audience.

Clancy resigned in January following angry exchanges on Twitter with pro-Israeli commentators.

He quit his job after he appeared to suggest that the Charlie Hebdo terror attacks in Paris were provoked by the magazine’s pro-Israel stance.

The former anchor noted Friday that he did not regret making the anti-Israeli comments because he “had enough.”

“I don’t have to put up with this… and I’m not going to. I’d had enough,” he said.

“In my case I’d rather be Twitter-fried for telling the truth than held out for lying, saying I was somewhere I wasn’t or claiming I saw people murdered who weren’t,” Clancy told The Daily Star.

Some who argued with him on Twitter have worked for the Israeli regime and pro-Israel lobby groups like AIPAC.

Clancy has been critical of the Israeli occupation and its treatment of Palestinians.

The Daily Star’s interview is also worth looking at if you have the stomach for it:

Fielding a student’s question about bias in Western media after his talk Friday, Clancy said while propaganda and harassment come from all different parties, Israeli media minders are particularly organized and well-funded.

But even the deepest pockets cannot ensure a message will stick, he said. “Hasbara funding has increased for the Israeli lobby, but its propaganda efforts have failed. I mean the number of young people on campuses who now support the Palestinian cause has risen,” he told the audience.

I’m still waiting for my pay off from the well funded “deep pockets” of the Israeli Hasbara machine. Meanwhile the scores of anti-Israeli NGOs that pollute the world with horrible bias seem to be living it up in the Hotels of Jerusalem.

You may remember Richard Behar also wrote a detailed guest post asking why the media was almost silent on Jim Clancy while mercilessly persecuting Steve Emerson. Richard wrote the following on Facebook about Jim’s remarks:

Motormouth Jim Clancy, the longtime CNN anchor who left the network after making bizarre anti-Israel tweets in January, is at it again. According to this story from Iran’s PressTV, Clancy slammed Israeli media and what he calls “Hasbara funding” for the “Israeli lobby…but its propaganda efforts have failed because an increasing number of young people on university campuses across the U.S. now support the Palestinian cause.” And what cause is that, Jim? BDS? Or support for a (peaceful) Palestinian state, which so many of Israel’s leaders also support? Clancy doesn’t say. 

As many will recall, Clancy’s tweets had suggested, among other outrageous things, that the Charlie Hebdo terror attacks in Paris were provoked by pro-Israel folks. “The cartoons never MOCKED the Prophet,” he tweeted. “They mocked how the COWARDS tried to distort his word…Hasbara?”

In the Iranian mouthpiece outlet, Clancy pretty much admits that he self-sabotaged his career, but isn’t sorry he did so.

Can you believe that this guy worked for CNN for more than three decades? Well, of course you can. What’s next on your agenda, Clancy? How about working for Al Jazeera America? I imagine they’d scoop you up in a minute.

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Brian of London

Brian of London is not the messiah, he's a very naughty boy. Since making aliyah in 2009, Brian has blogged at Israellycool. Brian is an indigenous rights activist fighting for indigenous people who’ve returned to their ancestral homelands and built great things.
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Brian of London

Brian of London is not the messiah, he's a very naughty boy. Since making aliyah in 2009, Brian has blogged at Israellycool. Brian is an indigenous rights activist fighting for indigenous people who’ve returned to their ancestral homelands and built great things.
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