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news flash: lying pisses people off and destroys your credibility

Who knew?

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu drew the wrath of Israel's most influential newspapers on Thursday over what they described as lies issued by his office about a secret flight to Russia.


Keeping sensitive matters under wraps, newspaper commentators said, could be acceptable on grounds of national security.

But a false cover story? Israeli media, which have long abided by military censorship rules that force them to sit on security-related news, were outraged. "Secrets and lies," complained identical headlines in Yedioth Ahronoth and its main competitor, the Maariv daily.

"Look what happened to the prime minister on the way to Russia -- his credibility, which was never high, was dealt a sharp blow," Maariv political commentator Ben Caspit wrote.


Netanyahu has not responded directly to the reported secret trip. His office issued a new statement about Monday's disappearance, pinning the misinformation on his military attache, to try to end the barrage of criticism.

"The prime minister was busy with confidential and classified activities," the statement said. "The military attache, who was not in touch with the prime minister at that time, acted on his independent initiative in order to defend that activity, and did this through a statement that was sent to his media adviser with the best of intentions." Israeli newspapers described Netanyahu's office, filled with what they said were bickering advisers, as a "cuckoo's nest" and "fool's paradise."

The pearl-clutching really is kind of quaint. Whatever did they expect from a psychopath like Bibi?


Hakim said…
Q: What's the difference between a Jew and a canoe?

A: A canoe tips.

Q: Why don't Jews eat Germans?

A: Because they give them gas.

Q: What's the difference between a pizza and a Jew?

A: A pizza doesn't scream when you put it in the oven.

Did you hear about those new tires? Firestein?

They stop on a dime, and pick it up, too!
A. Peasant said…
at least they aren't holocaust denial jokes
Greg Bacon said…
Looks like some in Israel have their panties in a twist.

What's the big deal? Government officials lie to conceal trips that might be security related to keep a lid on leaks.

Guess 'Bennie' forgot the #1 rule that it's OK to lie to us GOYIM, but that is a big NO-NO to do the same to Jews.

I prescribe 3 'Our Father's' and 3 'Hail Marys' to Bennie to wash away his sins.

Oops, wrong religion.
A. Peasant said…
well either bibi's office leaked it or russians leaked it. i don't know who is zooming who. maybe some people in israel are worried that bibi will get them all killed. and that could happen.
Greg Bacon said…
Maybe some are worried that the war mongering Bibi will get us all killed.
A. Peasant said…
it's just amazing how dangerous people like bibi enjoy such long lives.
Hakim said…
Q: How many members of Bibi's family can fit into a Volkswagen?

A: 100. Four in the seats and 96 in the ashtray.