Israeli Government Press Office Presents…..Luke Baker?!


For some reason that remains unknown to me, the Israeli government Press Office has released this video on Reuters Jerusalem Bureau Chief, Luke Baker.

Meet the Foreign Press – Luke Baker, Reuters

Meet the Foreign Press:And this time, Reuters Jerusalem Bureau Chief, Luke Baker (Israel and Palestinian Authority news), who describes what is really interesting to millions of new consumers of Reuters around the world >>>

Posted by Government Press Office on Sunday, August 21, 2016


He grew up in Saudi Arabia? That could explain quite a bit.

One can only speculate why the GPO have released this video, which almost makes him look unbiased. Because as Israellycool readers know, he isn’t. Not even close.

Unless, this is an ingenious Zionist plot to somehow draw attention to Baker and this piece on him that came out a few days ago.

We’ve never communicated with Mr. Baker, until he rejected our request three days ago to discuss the claims against him by HonestReporting. (Reuters executives also declined.) Mr. Baker’s unwillingness to engage on these subjects with his professional peers is disheartening, particularly since he zestfully clashes swords on Twitter with pro-Israel activists.


So why would these Reuters executives, when asked serious questions by their media peers, choose to batten down the hatches? The answer, we fear, is that they simply can’t defend Mr. Baker’s tweets with anything more than a bromide.

I would like to believe that is the reason, because if it isn’t, I am left asking the GPO the following question:


Update: I have created this more accurate video for the GPO.

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