CTV News Reports Activist Who Was Brutally Murdered By Hamas ‘Has Died’ – Twitchy
Sigh … here we go again.
At Twitchy, we have lost count of how many times we have highlighted the media’s dishonesty with the public. And not just dishonest. Blatantly, obviously, and maliciously dishonest. They’re not even good at it anymore. It’s almost like they don’t care. (Spoiler alert: they do not.)
The latest example comes from CTV News out of Canada which reported last night on the fate of Canadian activist Vivian Silver, who had worked for years on creating peace between Israel and Palestine.
Canadian peace activist Vivian Silver, who went missing after Hamas attack, has died. https://t.co/fR6XfiN9uE
— CTV News (@CTVNews) November 13, 2023
‘Went missing.’ ‘Has died.’ Let’s clear that up, shall we?
Silver did not ‘go missing.’ She was living in Kibbutz Be’eri on Oct. 7 when Hamas terrorists attacked. This is the kibbutz where terrorists killed more than 100 people alone, 10 percent of the population. Silver was presumed kidnapped in the immediate aftermath of the attack, since her fellow activist Yocheved Lifschitz was also kidnapped from there and since there was no identifiable body.
‘Has died’ is even more disgraceful. On Oct. 13, Silver’s son announced that she had, in fact, been brutally murdered on the day of the attack. Why did it take so long to make this determination? Because DNA was required to identify SIlver’s remains. That’s how horrific her murder was.
The tweet was so bad, it was slapped with a Community Note early in the morning on Oct. 14.
CTV — which receives massive government subsidies from Justin Trudeau — refuses to call Hamas a terrorist group.
So it’s not surprising that CTV also refuses to report that Hamas murdered a Canadian grandmother.
They will only say she “died”.
Never trust CTV. They hate you. https://t.co/pEMaiz4rgt
— Ezra Levant 🍁🚛 (@ezralevant) November 14, 2023
In fairness, the article itself does make it clear that Silver was murdered (though it still goes with the ‘went missing’ lie). But come on. This is Twitter. That tweet is the first thing anyone sees, maybe the only thing many people will see. The media knows this. Moreover, since the article IS more accurate, it only demonstrates that the lie in the tweet was deliberate.
Things did not go well for CTV News after the tweet.
Died how? https://t.co/7QoJXfqtap
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) November 14, 2023
You think you hate journalists, but let me assure you, it’s never sufficent.
YOU ABSOLUTE CLOWNS!
Can you not even bring yourself to say “murdered (and possibly tortured to death) by Hamas terrorists”? Is that too hard for you utter garbage people? https://t.co/5IDcZZxM6D
— Yore Friend Whig 🇮🇱 (@WhigJust) November 14, 2023
Never before has so much been asked of the passive voice. https://t.co/NKDzk7kA10
— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) November 14, 2023
Journalism 101: Never use the passive voice when at all possible to avoid it. But then again, it is entirely possible that no one at CTV News ever went to J School.
Was it Covid?
— Gen-X Wolf™ (@GenXWolf) November 14, 2023
— Damin Toell (@damintoell) November 14, 2023
She died peacefully in her sleep? How sad.
— Queen Velvet (@TMIWITW) November 14, 2023
Cancel your chiropractor, you’ve done bent yourself backwards with that headline.
— Bleu Cheque (@VERBAL_CHANCLA) November 14, 2023
The judges all came in with zeros across the board on CTV’s mental gymnastics routine.
“President John F. Kennedy, who rode in a motorcade in Dallas, has died.”
“President Abraham Lincoln, who enjoyed a play at the Ford Theater last night, has died.”
“Daniel Pearl, who was visiting Pakistan, has died.”
“Sharon Tate, who attended a California party, has died.”
— Aldous Huxley’s Ghost™ (@AF632) November 14, 2023
Nicole Brown Simpson, who was out for an evening stroll, has died.
Details that CTV does not provide for some reason ⬇️ https://t.co/ldON5DU5q9
— Siobhan Alexander💚🤍💜 (@palladianblue) November 13, 2023
Even the full article never provided many of those details, which seemed to be common knowledge.
She was murdered by Hamas operatives in Kibbutz Beeri on October 7th. It took more than a month to identify her body https://t.co/PCfMylfN2q
— Barak Ravid (@BarakRavid) November 14, 2023
More than a month to identify her body. And yet, the media — including CTV News in this article — has no problem repeating the immediate casualty statistics fed to them by Hamas. They exercise no discernment nor even any intellectual curiosity. They just repeat what they’re told.
— Silver Surfer (@LM_Entry) November 14, 2023
— 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝘆𝗕𝗲𝘁𝗵 (@mbfrat) November 14, 2023
Honestly, we could go on forever. In addition to the Community Note, CTV News was epically ratioed by Twitter users all night long. We’ll let one of our favorites sum up their humiliation:
— Enguerrand VII de Coucy (@ingelramdecoucy) November 14, 2023
We’re beyond the point where we believe the media even has any sense of shame. But CTV News’ tweet really did suck. That much has been confirmed.