Viral Website Fusion Gives Reems Bakery And Terrorism Kosher Seal of Approval
Fusion is a television cable and satellite news and satire channel features news, lifestyle, pop culture, satire and entertainment aimed at English-speaking millennials. They refer to themselves as “The TV network for today’s young, diverse America.” They also own some of the most viral websites out there, including The Onion, Clickhole, and Gizmodo.
In other words, they are very influential among millennials.
I say all of this as an introduction to the following video put out by one of their websites (Splinter), which they also posted on the Fusion Facebook page: a laudatory piece on Reems bakery in Oakland.
Note how not only does the mural of terrorist Rasmea Odeh appear, but it is there, front and center, part of the theme of the story Baking Bread to Lift the Resistance.
While the story portrays resistance as fighting “Xenophobia and racism…on the rise in Trump’s America,” their glorification of the mural of terrorist Odeh conflates this “resistance” with palestinian terrorism, that has resulted in the murders of innocent people.
To add salt to the wounds, they have released this video only a few days after Odeh received her warm send-off.
We can sit and debate for hours what is wrong with Israel’s PR, and why we seem to be losing the young generation’s support. But in all fairness, when you have the likes of Fusion pulling stunts like this, we have a heck of an uphill battle.