CBC & Globe Reporter’s Tweets Lack Objectivity and Were Derisive

On May 8, CBC Mideast Bureau Chief Derek Stoffel and Globe and Mail Senior International Correspondent Mark Mackinnon took to Twitter to tacitly disagree with Israel’s decision to expel Human Rights Watch (HRW) Director Omar Shakir due to his alleged support of BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) against Israel.

Both reporter’s inserted their personal opinions on this topic and implicitly cast doubt that Israel is the Middle East’s sole democracy. The reporter’s efforts were derisive.

In response, Arsen Ostrovsky, Executive Director of The Israeli-Jewish Congress (IJC) replied to Stoffel on Twitter (as did HRC to Mackinnon) taking the reporter’s to task:


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