Friday, June 18, 2010

Israeli FOX news - Chomsky interview

At least chomsky *was* interviewed on Israeli TV.

This has never happened on USA TV


Posted Sunday, May 30, 2010
Noam Chomsky interview with Israeli television

Noam Chomsky interview (in English with Hebrew subtitles). Israel News. May 23, 2010.

israelnews - 23. Mai 2010 - Professor Noam Chomsky came to the Middle East, some of it also wanted to visit and lecture at the University of Bir - Olive territories. Ministry ...

She's interrupting him so she can change the subject and let her assertions stand unchallenged.

She isn't interviewing him she is badgering him.

She isn´t polite and to be frank, quite stupid...The stature of Chomsky deserve more respect.

Chomsky is one the true heros of our time ! But he always has an advantage over his opponents. He simply tells the truth, They are trapped in their lies!

Interviewer is like an Israeli equivalent to Bill O'Reilly - aggressive and hostile questioning, no pretense at all of neutrality.
This kind of biased journalist is unfortunately more and more common in our polarized world. It's 'Us vs them' all the time. 'Winner vs Loser'.

This Israeli reporter is a neo-zionist hack, what a disgrace to journalism. I think any guest, let alone a person like Chomsky should be given more respect than this. Or atleast the opurtunity to finish a sentence.


He is so brilliant.


Chomsky is shit hot!

This woman doesn't even listen!!!! and she knows no facts! what an idiot she is! Poor Chomsky to have to put up with such a pathetic interviewer

Understanding Power is my all time favorite book. Anyone who wants to learn how the world works must read this book.

Man, I get frustrated watching Chomskey interviews. They just have to let him finish talking. He's always attacked mid sentence and the point he's trying to make seems to get diffused. Also, it's hillarious how people say they support free speech....but with exceptions. WTF I believe this lady said "to a point". Nice one.

This guy is just plain awesome. Give me 10 years to learn, 1 year to write a book about history or politics and still I cannot see it even close in style and clearness to this guys stream of consciousness.

Actually, the U.S. has also denied entry to guest speakers....


that's what you call a wise man vs an ignorant inpatient child.

I love the way the interviewer resorts to more and more manipulative and emotive attacks on chomsky, and his rebuttals get more and more damning. She just looks desperate towards the end.

she isn't stupid, she's just new to the Commissar game and a very bad propagandist

what a cunt

Very good interview! We can see in her face, in her stuttering the Israeli government's (and maybe Israeli generalized) paranoia...

I hope one day you (israelis) learn to live together with other cultures. Mixing IS NOT to loose the culture, mixing IS gaining culture!
End the apartheid!
Shalom and Salam


wow she is hot
who is that old dude

Chomsky is one the true heros of our time ! But he always has an advantage over his opponents. He simply tells the truth, They are trapped in their lies

What is amazing to me is how sharp Chomsky's mind is at the age of 82. He can still cut a young interviewer in half with a couple of simply stated facts. If anyone wants to read about this great man, start with "Understanding Power". When he passes the world will be much the poorer, and now is when we need him the most.

20:40 It's almost like he was predicting the Freedom Flotilla debacle.

that bitch does not deserve to be near Chomsky! bitch cant even listen stupid bitch, she doesnt deserve any of his words shut up and listen ugly bitch! bitch cant even tolerate any words! you bitch doesnt deserve any word of Chomsky!

@brian8793 So now it's utopian to want, free debate and no war crimes Well, unlike you I happen to care about other human beings and find that we have a common struggle all over the world against opression and war. I cannot sit idly by while Israel (or Turkey or Iran or the US or China) commit crimes against their own and other nations civil population, divide and rule their countries. You do know Mossad funded Hamas right

@nikstr He is excellent in all his interviews, and in all the years he has never changed his line. The rude Israeli interviewer (well most Israelis are rude) who did not let him finish some of his answers. Was made to look like the stupid Zionist she is. Repeating the same scare propaganda she like all Israelis, are fed from their school days.

this interview is fascinating - a compression of all discussion over Israel. She spends very little time on the content of Chomsky's criticisms of Israel, almost none at all in fact. It's all about devotion to the tribe, deflection to other issues and above all, "what ifs" - what if terrorists are "emboldened" by your words, what if Ahmadinejad tries to wipe Israel off the map. Chomsky is interested in what IS, and she'll never be on that page.

@il128 I really agree that Israel and the USA pursue their brutal and bestial policies hand in hand. The interviewer was incessant in her approach to Chomsky which is unsurprising. He is a very moral man and warmly human. Many Israelis are psycopathically lacking in empathy and fellow-human feeling for their fellow human beings whom they treat disgustingly.

I love it when interviewers force Chomsky to go on the attack. By the way, whatever one thinks of Israel, Chomsky is NEVER invited on mainstream U.S. news stations, how often do you see him on ABC, CBS, and the supposedly liberal NBC
At least the Israeli media tolerates unorthodox opinions in mainstream discussion, UNLIKE THE U.S. MEDIA.

@TomerMMHA The real terrorists are the Military industrial complex in the US and the Israel army. Have you read "Confessions of an economic hitman" Or "blowback" Do you know the real history of how Hitler got to power The US MSM isn't right or left, it's corporate controlled. You've said everything that a typical brainwashed sheep would say. You're not the most accurate barrel on the murderous gunboat either, my fiend.

My. Chomsky smashed this girl.

NC: A comprehensive peace settlement has been agreed to by the whole world, only the US and Israel block it, in words and in deeds...

Her: Well, that's your opinion.

NC: No, that's the facts.

Pretty classy showing split screen with marching Hezbollah soldiers and some ominous Iranian "industrial plant" while he talks.

What a bitch. She tries to shove words in his mouth, and when he shuts her accusations down with hard facts, she tries to ignore it and moves on to the next smear-attempt topic.

The Zionists are not stupid! they are out right liers. She knows the truth and keeps dodging the facts. Israel has been committing genocide from it's pre existence to the present time and she has the audacity to bring up other country's issues and compare them to the Zionist fascist regime. No wonder the Jews have always been targeted in the history. This by no means mean that Jews are less than human or bad in nature, it's just goes to show how Zionists are.

I really like this interview/debate. Chomsky did an excellent job making his points and exposing the ignorance of the interviewer who so rudely interrupted him and attempted to distort his words. Other similiar Chomsky interviews/debates like this are with Evan Solomon, Andrew Marr, and of course William F. Buckley.

Chomsky is totally awesome.

What an intelligent academic. In complete awe of how he used his words so concisely and completely dismissed the foolish attempts of this idiotic reporter to degrade him and vilify his legacy. Brilliant man.

Chomsky is a smart man. Unfortunately, you have to be smart not to believe those that twist his words and try to vilify him. This utter douchebag of a "reporter" is trying her best to paint him as a hypocrite, and you have to be relatively smart enough to see that. If you are not, then you are part of the problem. Leaders in the middle-east who seek to use violence to further their own selfish agenda, and not one that helps you, are counting on your stupidity to get what THEY want from YOU.

It's interesting, her "talking points" sound incredibly similar to most US politician's.

The obvious difference in class and intelligence is uncanny. His rebuttal to her arguments are iron clad.

@Nufcnorway hey you modern day Quisling ;-) supporting Israel all the way is a bad idea when even a good jew wouldnt do that. Israel is Satans own country, real jews know it and hate it. Blessings upon the 144.000 jews in Israel who actually behave like human beings and dont like the killing and war-mongering of their government. they will be saved. not the evil fascists who use semitism as a shield - think about it this way.

Israeli is fascist

She plays the age-old holocaust card so many times it's absolutely infuriating just listening to her. She's appealing to an ignorant minority of zionists who relish the idea of being the victims for it gives them a free pass on any issue, no matter what the facts are they are always seen as the victims because of the holocaust. Israel has one of the most powerful standing armies in the world and are constantly fed with billions from the US. Israel's neighbouring countries are no match for it.

this woman is so stupid! its incredible that somebody so dumb would be allowed this much time with this smart of a political scientist.

Why the fuck is she interrupting him and putting words in his mouth When a scholar speaks dumb bitches need to shut the fuck up.

"The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt." -- Bertrand Russell

except chomsky is pretty on point, but it's hard to "own" people who live in their fantasy world where they are never in the wrong.

Two quotes from Chomsky that can spell out the entire interview:

"Any dissident and critic can anticipate that they'll be subjected to hysterical tirades."


"Irrationality and paranoia are very destructive."

I don't think she was trying to really "own" him, its just a matter of them following the american formula for television aka "Fox News".
She goes on the offensive in the name of the country. Thats exactly how a Fox News reported approaches an interview with someone like Michael Moore.

I agree with what Noam says here, who is not a supporter of a moderate Israel His two big points for me are:
1) No country asks for the right to exists (there all de facto)
2) Israel should be a moral leader

She's easy on the eyes, no

wow is this not totally outrageous to Israelis This scene seems like it should be from North Korea not the supposedly free democratic state of Israel. In free societies, reporters are supposed to be unbiased, they are not supposed to hunt down critics of the government and then try to coerce them to admit 'crimes against the state'.

"you are the most outspoken critic of Israel you undermine its existence" Criticism only undermines despots and tyrants.

How is this an INTERVIEW

I like my interviewers non biased.

Men like Chomsky and Dawkins have really impressed me with their restraint in interviews. It's hard to deal with partisan simpletons trying for gotcha attacks - especially when their attacks are predicated on either misunderstandings or outright laws. Luckily, Chomsky has had experience dealing with belligerent partisans - search for his arguments with Buckley way back.

Chomsky has been fighting the good fight for generations, and it's terrible that he has so little time left on this earth.

what a bitch, what a hero

Freedom of speech up to a certain point Who the fuck is this Israeli scumslut

@merikari Thought I was watching Fox News with her style of interview.

Kudos to Noam for not letting her get to him. Points out exactly how unjustifiable the Israeli government's position is, and how little rational basis they have for anything they're doing.

Chomsky is a genius, his views on Isreal existing as a 'Jewish State' are so true. While I believe in Isreal's right to exist as a regular democracy, I also don't think it should exist as a 'Jewish State'. No country should be dominated by one religious point of view. My views on Iran existing as an Islamic state are exactly the same. No one should be so arrogant to believe that they are the 'chosen people' of God.

It's just like most news reporters from most news organizations around the world. It's not an interview when you're dancing around trying to prove the other person wrong. Nothing was really learned in this interview, which is disappointing. All it was, was 21 minutes of a "reporter" trying to land a sucker-punch on Chomsky. And she never did.

I admire Chomskys style; When faced with a hostile and bitchy reporter he remains calm, collected and eloquently demolishes every one of her arguments.

Emotional arguments always transmogrify into stupidity in the presence of rationality, but rarely so blatantly obvious.

muhaha, it was fun to see her getting more and more upset.

its amazing how much brainwashing is going on in israel

Very intelligent man. Too bad he is already very old - I would love to hear him talk for many more years.

The behaviour of the interviewer very much reminds me of those Scientology bull-baiting sequences you see every now and then. She doesn't leave a single word in his mouth untwisted.

Carefully not assuming the reporter hasn't actually received formal training in this like the aforementioned cultists did, it leaves you to wonder just what kind of media landscape they have that would select for this kind of ability rather than professionalism or neutrality.

What a polite patient fellow Mr Chomsky is.

Journalism trying to embarrass and trap, not to understand. Again.

Omg, he is great in every way. He probably has to keep himself from laughing about Barbie's dumb, nationalist questions.

Props to this guy. I would have punched her square in the face.

At 15:09 Noam gets the angriest I have ever seen him get.

I think she has a crush on him...

Watching him speak is a pleasure.

I love that guy. He's soooo owning that interviewer. Favourite phrase: "Lets use that TRIVIAL example..." Thats a genuine IQ170 vs IQ35 at work right there

I love The Chomsker

LOL this bitch is so upset. What is this shit The FOX News of Israel

OMG he wouldn't speak in HEBREW. Jesus, she was just reaching for anything, wasn't she OReilly, I've found you a mate!

A great man i wish he was in charge of us all.

I need a cigarette after that.

Wow she really just wanted to talk shit rather than listen it seems.

OMG i wish i could listen to the rest of all his sentences she fully interrupts all of them!!! Its so frustrating!

Notice how her shot is out of focus, only the flowers behind her are within the depth of field... I wonder why

"how do you think history will perceive you " "it depends who wins the battles..." This guy is my new YODA. I LOVE YOU.

Her face at the end really showed what she was thinking. And in this case, it would have been "Damn. Chomsky 435, Me 0"

Noam Chomsky is always loyal to the principle of avoiding hypocrisy at all costs. We are all blessed to have such a learned and wise gentleman in our times.

Got to love Noam

Ugh...what stupid loaded questions. I'm glad that Dr. Chomsky has his shit together.

He should be the first person to be cloned or something. He has given so much (books, conferences) to this world. I hope his health is eternal.


Avram Noam Chomsky ( born December 7, 1928) is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, and political activist. He is an Institute Professor and professor emeritus of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Chomsky is well known in the academic and scientific community as one of the fathers of modern linguistics. Since the 1960s, he has become known more widely as a dissident and an anarchist.

In the 1950s, Chomsky began developing his theory of generative grammar, which has undergone numerous revisions and has had a profound influence on linguistics. His approach to the study of language emphasizes "an innate set of linguistic principles shared by all humans" known as universal grammar, "the initial state of the language learner," and discovering an "account for linguistic variation via the most general possible mechanisms." He elaborated on these ideas in 1957's Syntactic Structures, which then laid the groundwork for the concept of transformational grammar. He also established the Chomsky hierarchy, a classification of formal languages in terms of their generative power. In 1959, Chomsky published a widely influential review of B. F. Skinner's theoretical book Verbal Behavior. In this review and other writings, Chomsky broadly and aggressively challenged the behaviorist approaches to studies of behavior and language dominant at the time, and contributed to the cognitive revolution in psychology. His naturalistic approach to the study of language has influenced the philosophy of language and mind.

Beginning with his opposition to the Vietnam War, first articulated in his 1967 essay "The Responsibility of Intellectuals" and later extended in his American Power and the New Mandarins (1969), Chomsky established himself as a prominent critic of U.S. foreign and domestic policy. He has since become an outspoken political commentator and a dedicated activist; he is a self-declared anarcho-syndicalist and a libertarian socialist, principles he believes are grounded in the philosophy of classical liberalism and the Age of Enlightenment. His social criticism has also included an analysis of the mass media; his Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media (1988), co-written with Edward S. Herman, articulated the propaganda model theory for examining the media, in which he is rarely seen.

According to the Arts and Humanities Citation Index in 1992, Chomsky was cited as a source more often than any other living scholar during the 1980.92 period, and was the eighth most-cited source. He is also considered a prominent cultural figure. At the same time, his status as a leading critic of U.S. foreign policy has made him controversial.

In the spring of 1969, he delivered the John Locke Lectures at Oxford University; in January 1970, the Bertrand Russell Memorial Lecture at University of Cambridge; in 1972, the Nehru Memorial Lecture in New Delhi; in 1977, the Huizinga Lecture in Leiden; in 1988 the Massey Lectures at the University of Toronto, titled "Necessary Illusions: Thought Control in Democratic Societies"; in 1997, The Davie Memorial Lecture on Academic Freedom in Cape Town, and many others.

Chomsky has received many honorary degrees from universities around the world, including from the following:

* University of London
* University of Chicago
* Loyola University of Chicago
* Swarthmore College
* University of Delhi
* Bard College
* University of Massachusetts
* University of Pennsylvania
* Georgetown University
* Amherst College
* University of Cambridge

* University of Buenos Aires
* McGill University
* Universitat Rovira i Virgili
* Columbia University
* Villanova University
* University of Connecticut
* University of Maine
* Scuola Normale Superiore
* University of Western Ontario
* University of Toronto
* Harvard University

* Universidad de Chile
* University of Bologna
* Universidad de la Frontera
* University of Calcutta
* Universidad Nacional de Colombia
* Vrije Universiteit Brussel
* Santo Domingo Institute of Technology
* Uppsala University
* University of Athens
* University of Cyprus
* Central Connecticut State University
* National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)

He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society. In addition, he is a member of other professional and learned societies in the United States and abroad, and is a recipient of the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award of the American Psychological Association, the Kyoto Prize in Basic Sciences, the Helmholtz Medal, the Dorothy Eldridge Peacemaker Award, the 1999 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Computer and Cognitive Science, and others. He is twice winner of The Orwell Award, granted by The National Council of Teachers of English for "Distinguished Contributions to Honesty and Clarity in Public Language" (in 1987 and 1989).[100]

He is a member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts in Department of Social Sciences.[101]

Chomsky is a member of the Faculty Advisory Board of MIT Harvard Research Journal.[citation needed]

In 2005, Chomsky received an honorary fellowship from the Literary and Historical Society.[citation needed]

In 2007, Chomsky received The Uppsala University (Sweden) Honorary Doctor's degree in commemoration of Carolus Linnaeus.[102]

In February 2008, he received the President's Medal from the Literary and Debating Society of the National University of Ireland, Galway.[citation needed]

In 2010, Chomsky received the Erich Fromm Prize in Stuttgart, Germany.[103]

Chomsky has an Erdo"s number of four.

Chomsky was voted the leading living public intellectual in The 2005 Global Intellectuals Poll conducted by the British magazine Prospect. He reacted, saying "I don't pay a lot of attention to polls".[104] In a list compiled by the magazine New Statesman in 2006, he was voted seventh in the list of "Heroes of our time".[105]

Actor Viggo Mortensen with avant-garde guitarist Buckethead dedicated their 2006 album, called Pandemoniumfromamerica to Chomsky.

On January 22, 2010, a special honorary concert for Chomsky was given at Kresge Auditorium at MIT.[106] [107] The concert, attended by Chomsky and dozens of his family and friends, featured music composed by Edward Manukyan and speeches by Chomsky's colleagues, including David Pesetsky of MIT and Gennaro Chierchia, head of the linguistics department at Harvard University.


* Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media, Director: Mark Achbar and Peter Wintonick (1992)
* Last Party 2000, Director: Rebecca Chaiklin and Donovan Leitch (2001)
* Power and Terror: Noam Chomsky in Our Times, Director: John Junkerman (2002)
* Distorted Morality.America's War On Terror?, Director: John Junkerman (2003)
* Noam Chomsky: Rebel Without a Pause (TV), Director: Will Pascoe (2003)
* The Corporation, Directors: Mark Achbar and Jennifer Abbott; Writer: Joel Bakan (2003)
* Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land, Directors: Sut Jhally and Bathsheba Ratzkoff (2004)
* On Power, Dissent and Racism: A discussion with Noam Chomsky, Journalist: Nicolas Rossier; Producers: Eli Choukri, Baraka Productions (2004)
* Lake of Fire, Director: Tony Kaye (2006)
* American Feud: A History of Conservatives and Liberals, Director: Richard Hall (2008)
* In the Time We've Got, Director: Christopher Ives (2008)
* Chomsky & Cie Director: Olivier Azam (out in 2008)
* An Inconvenient Tax, Director: Christopher P. Marshall (out in 2009)
* The Money Fix, Director: Alan Rosenblith (2009)
* Pax Americana and the Weaponization of Space, Director: Denis Delestrac (2010)

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