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Commend CBC for Coverage of Munich Massacre Memorial

by Mike Fegelman

Though the lion’s share of HonestReporting Canada’s work serves to expose biased Canadian reporting of Israel, we’re also mandated to recognize excellence in journalism when it occurs.

On August 15, CBC News Anchor Heather Hiscox did a lengthy interview with Ankie Spitzer, the widow of Israeli fencing coach Andre Spitzer who was murdered, along with 10 other Israeli Olympic team members, by Palestinian terrorists at the 1972 Munich Olympics.

Forty-four years after the Munich massacre which was perpetrated by “Black September” terrorists, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) held a ceremony at the Rio Games recently to memorialize these Israeli victims of Palestinian terror.

You can watch this CBC interview online by clicking here, or immediately below:

Hiscox’s interview was both thoughtful and compassionate, CBC viewers were told how Ankie Switzer  believes she has finally found a sense of closure and justice following this memorial. Hiscox also talked about continued terror threats against Israelis, and how an Egyptian Judoka refused to shake his Israeli opponent’s hand and how Lebanese athletes blocked Israeli Olympians from boarding a bus which was “all contrary to the Olympic code” and which Hiscox rightly acknowledged was outright “antisemitism” as these Israelis were discriminated against solely because of their national origin and for being Jews.

As well, on August 9 CBC News Radio’s “BackStory” program aired a 13 and half minute report entitled “Inside the Munich Massacre: Byron MacDonald and the 1972 Olympics”. CBC commendably labelled the Munich massacre as not only a terror attack, but “one of the worst acts of terrorism in Olympic history:

CBC Teaser (emphasis added): “The 1972 Munich Olympics were the first games in post-Nazi Germany. They were dubbed “The Happy Games”, but would ultimately be tied to the Munich Massacre and linked to one of the worst acts of terrorism in Olympic history. Canadian swimmer Byron MacDonald was competing at those games and at the time didn’t realize how close he’d come to danger. This is Bryon’s Back Story “Inside the Munich Massacre”.”

To listen to the full report please click here.

Please take the time to recognize excellence and commend the CBC for producing these important reports which memorialized the 11 Israeli Olympians who were murdered by Palestinian terrorists at the 1972 Olympic Games.

Send Emails To: heather.hiscox@cbc.ca and backstory@cbc.ca

Tweet Your Appreciation To: Heather Hiscox @CBCHH and CBCRadio

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