Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Something the Late Anthony Bourdain Got Very Wrong

For one thing, he didn't "get" Gaza, as is evident from what is meant to be an encomium in the TLS (my bolds):
On politics, everyone got a fair chance to tell their story: he discussed the Troubles in Irish pubs and bars; American viewers walked with him through the streets of Cuba; he ate in Gaza, for which he was both praised and vilified (his response, later, was this: “The world has visited many terrible things on the Palestinian people, none more shameful than robbing them of their basic humanity. People are not statistics. That is all we attempted to show”).
Sadly, however, he omitted the many terrible things the Palestinian people have visited upon Israel specifically and mankind as a whole, including jihad, Jew-hate and wee tots decked out in Semtex vests.

Update: Let's not forget that other Palestinian, erm, "visitation"--Farfour the eliminationist mouse.

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