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Monday, November 19, 2012

An Open Letter to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Catherine

Dear Will and Kate,

You don’t know me but I am a huge fan of you guys. Like, HUGE. I followed your love story, I watched your fabulously epic wedding at 3:00 AM here in New York, I continue to ooh and ahh at your iconic fashion choices, and I never cease to admire your humble lifestyle ways given your positions in this world.

With that said, I wanted to extend my apologies to you for living in and ruling a country that has no regard for journalistic integrity. I am sure I don’t need to tell you this seeing as both you and your families are constant fodder for what is disguised as actual news in your country. Almost none of the reported rumors about you have been true, which is why I refuse to trust the outlets in your country that report the “news”. Furthermore, with “upstanding citizens” like Rupert Murdoch and his News of the World staff who were manipulative and disgraceful when it came to reporting back to the people by spying on them, it’s hard to believe how anyone in your country believes anything your news outlets report. And yet they do. Blindly. And so does the world.

Now don’t get me wrong—I live in the world of US Weekly and OK! Magazine where a one Miss Jennifer Aniston has been consecutively pregnant now for 8 years. I am not claiming that the United States is a perfect country journalistically; quite the contrary—we have CNN and the New York Times, two news outlets parading as reliable sources of information, when in fact they are nothing more than what comes out of the rear ends of the horses that circle our beautiful Central Park here in New York City—a heaping pile of shit stinking everything up. There is simply no denying that while the New York Times crossword puzzle is unparalleled, the reporters there kind of just close their eyes, point at a board, pick which version of a story they like best, and publish.

However your country has us beat tenfold, and it’s just three little letters that make us Americans positively thrilled that the American Revolution happened—BBC. Your country is supposedly one of a dignified people. I personally swoon at the sound of a man with a British accent because he could basically recite the phone book and sound intelligent. And yet, the BBC has reporters like Jon Donnison who no matter how much he speaks sounds like a slithering snake and as dumb as a brick.

As I am sure you know, Israel and Gaza have been fighting furtively. Israel has been the target of thousands of rockets over the years for no reason. After the 2005 disengagement from the Gaza strip, where Israel expelled its own people from its own land to hand over to the Palestinians in a gesture of peace, we have seen no efforts for peace on the Palestinian end. Only unending rocket fire raining down on Israel and its citizens. And yet, news outlets like the BBC refuse to acknowledge Hamas as the instigators and furthermore, they paint Israel as the aggressors. While the loss of life is painful on both sides of the conflict, Hamas purposely uses their citizens as human shields and they launch rockets at Israel with no regard for human life at all. We call that a double war crime. And yet you have reporters like John Donnison and others printing and proliferating pure LIES to suit the terrorist agenda.

Take the following examples from the past week alone:

The BBC is not a news outlet—it is a propaganda machine. And this is happening under your own nose, in your own country. You have to do something about this.

The two of you have been brought into the public as the younger generation of royalty, meant to bring change and renewal to a country that has withstood the test of time. Whether you realize it or not, you have a power over this entire world, not just of Great Britain. Your influence extends way past the palaces of your beautiful country. In other words, you are in a position of power, and when one is in a position of power they must use their influence for the sake of good, truth and honesty. I ask you as a fan, as a member of civil society, as a reader of the newspaper, as a hater of hatred, and as hater of lies to please do something about the journalistic integrity of your country. Stop the BBC from proliferating these heinous lies and outlandish biases in favor of Hamas, which by the way is a terrorist organization. Stop these news outlets from getting away with whatever they want. All you have to do is speak up. Open your mouth and condemn the BBC for their poor, biased and false reporting. Say something. Be more than just a figurehead, be a catalyst for change. This past weekend Kim Kardashian, a reality star, tweeted about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and she alone garnered more attention on the matter than any news outlet in all of western media! She used her voice. Use yours. The power of your celebrity and your positions in royalty extend far beyond the blubbering idiocy of the BBC. Stop the BBC from getting away with this. I don't believe what they say about you, so don't believe what they say about me and my people.


1 comment :

  1. England has a large Muslim population. The capital is nicknamed Londonstan for a reason. I don't think she would dare upset a large and volatile group.


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