there is a jarring discrepancy between what is to be seen on footage of the protest and what the Star described as two groups of people acting with equal nastiness.
Is she being balanced, is she informed? In an unintentionally hilarious interview with the leader of the Jewish protest, Ms. Balkissoon asks the yarmulke-wearing man why he is there on a Friday and not a Saturday. As if helping out a child, the man explains that he is Jewish and the Jews have a Sabbath and, well, you know the rest. This, by the way, from a woman who describes herself as, “culturally savvy”. Mind you, in the same biography she boasts of being a good editor!
While the Jewish group probably did shout for their opponents to go home — the guest speaker was visiting after all — and may even have mentioned a camel (my golly, the horror) — it’s not quite the same as calls for a second Shoah, the unzipping of pants, the obscene misogyny and the racist threats.
Odd and one-sided reporting of the Middle East and its Canadian context. Now there really is a story/storey.