Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.

NFL Super Bowl Show to Whitewash IDF Genocide

by Oui Thu Feb 29th, 2024 at 10:31:05 AM EST

Unbelievable stupidity by American Sports ... insanity reigns.


Taking a stand by bending a knee: How Colin Kaepernick started a movement

The Year 2024 Super Bowl

Foundation to Combat Anti-Semitism Robert Kraft Gaza War Super Bowl Massacre

Israel superbowl commecial: Thousands complain to FCC about 'pro-genocide ad covering up Gaza massacre' | The New Arab |

Blood sports?

Israel ran a series of 30-second ads during the NFL Super Bowl on Sunday to push their narrative of the Gaza war part of its hasbara propaganda drive.

The ad begins by showing an NFL athlete playing with his son, then cutting to clips of Israeli hostages being held in Gaza playing with their kids before 7 October when around 250 Israelis were taken captive.

The commercial was dedicated to Israeli dads being held in Gaza, ending with the hashtag "Bring all dads back home".

It was part of an Israeli government campaign, overseen by the National Public Diplomacy Directorate [Office of PM Netanyahu], producing and promoting media for Israel's narrative on the Gaza war, which has killed over 28,000 Palestinians.

Another ad showed a packed stadium with the words: "In a roaring stadium, their silence is deafening. 136 people are still being held hostage by Hamas".

In the Fight Against Antisemitism, Robert Kraft Is Part of the Problem | The Nation - 31 Jan. 2024 |

The foundation run by the owner of the New England Patriots has purchased a Super Bowl ad titled "Stop Jewish Hate"--but it's the foundation that is helping to fuel antisemitism.

The content of the Super Bowl ad is not yet known, but FCAS has afforded Kraft the opportunity to make the rounds on cable news saying things like, "It's horrible to me that a group like Hamas can be respected and people in the United States of America can be carrying flags or supporting them."

This is Kraft enacting the mission of FCAS: fostering disinformation. He is far from subtle: A Palestinian flag becomes a "Hamas flag," and people like the hundreds of thousands who took to the streets of Washington, D.C., last month to call for a cease-fire and end the violence are expressions of the "rise in antisemitism." Without a sense of irony or the horrors happening on the ground in Gaza, Kraft says he is giving $100 million of his own money to FCAS, because "hate leads to violence."

From the diaries ...

For Safety of Jews, Stop Weaponizing Anti-semitism | 1 Jan. 2024 |

Additional reading ...

Archive: Rising anti-semitism from 1978 to the present - a narrative to condone violations human rights in Israel

Super Bowl -driver of war

Dave Zarin, sports editor at The Nation, in an article, said the Super Bowl has been used as a "driver of war" in the past as well, when Whitney Houston sang the national anthem in the lead-up to Operation Desert Storm or when U2 and Bono championed the US disastrous wars in the aftermath of 9/11.

"Now we have "the Super Bowl massacre," which was designed to make us not notice the war crimes that American taxpayers are funding," Zarin wrote, slamming the ads.
He said Robert Kraft, a billionaire and New England Patriots owner, splurged $7 million on an ad from his organization, Foundation to Combat Anti-Semitism.
Previously, Kraft had donated $1 million to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), a warmongering Zionist organization, and another $1 million in 2016 for Donald Trump's inauguration.

Writing in the Byline Times, Alexandra Hall said while he and millions of other American football fans "indulged in the annual, bloated, orgy of consumption and excess which is the Super Bowl" Israel was "busy killing hundreds more civilians in Gaza."

Taking the star-spangled knee: the media framing of Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick, quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, opted to kneel during the American National Anthem throughout the 2016 NFL season as a symbolic protest against racial injustice and police brutality throughout the United States. His actions provoked criticism when the media focused on Kaepernick's alleged unpatriotic and anti-military stance. Using the concept of media framing, this paper analyses the newspaper coverage of Kaepernick's protest. We identify four key frames which can be scrutinized and understood using the theoretical framework of the protest paradigm. In an innovative approach the research also analyses the coverage of Kaepernick in 2020, in the aftermath of George Floyd's murder at the hands of a police officer, which sparked worldwide anti-racism protests. This paper builds on the understanding of media framing towards an individual's protest and the consequences they face.

George Floyd Murder

How George Floyd Was Killed in Police Custody | NY Times |

Finding meaning in George Floyd's death through protest art left at his murder site

Comparing war crimes, the Master himself speaks out

Insanity reigns in the world.

UK science minister apologises and pays damages after academic's libel action  The Guardian |

Michelle Donelan, the science minister, has apologised and paid damages after accusing two academics of "sharing extremist views" and one of them of supporting Hamas.

In a statement posted on X, the secretary of state for science, innovation and technology said she had deleted a tweet and letter published last year, and accepted what she termed a "clarification" from one of the academics, Prof Kate Sang at Heriot-Watt university in Edinburgh.

Sang launched a libel action against Donelan after the minister published a letter to the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) which urged it to cut links with Sang and another academic, Dr Kamna Patel of University College London. Donelan had described her "disgust and outrage" at their appointment to an expert advisory group to Research England on equality, diversity and inclusion.

UKRI is the umbrella agency responsible for channelling £3bn in higher education research funding, including to Research England. The institute suspended Sang and Patel while it carried out an investigation into Donelan's allegations, which appear to have been triggered by a report by Policy Exchange.

A DSIT spokesperson said, "A sum of £15,000 was paid without admitting any liability," and that this was based on "established precedent"

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Wed Mar 6th, 2024 at 11:08:50 PM EST

Go to: [ European Tribune Homepage : Top of page : Top of comments ]