Senator Tom Cotton is asking the real questions that we are wondering...
On Tuesday, he blasted the Associated Press and demanded answers as to why they were sharing a building with the Palestinian terrorist group, Hamas.
Israel destroyed the Jala Tower in Gaza, which housed several international organizations — and also, allegedly, facilities used by Hamas.
There was an outcry from press freedom organizations, and the Biden administration — but Israel has since provided intelligence to the U.S. that, Israel says, shows Hamas was indeed using the building.
Cotton asked, “Why was the Associated Press sharing a building with Hamas in the first place? Did it knowingly allow its journalists to be used as human shields by a U.S.-designated terrorist organization? Did the AP pull its punches and decline to report for years on Hamas’s misdeeds?”
“But in fact, there’s plenty of evidence that some media outlets stained in Gaza allow themselves to be used as pawns by Hamas,” he continued, citing a 2014 article which documented when Hamas busted in the AP's office and fired missiles nearby.
“What’s equally scandalous is the AP continued to locate their offices in a building they knew was dangerous,” Cotton pointed out. “Under the circumstances, I’m not sure what’s worse: that the AP knew they shared a building with Hamas, or that they didn’t know. Instead of uncovering the truth, the AP concealed it.”
I wonder how they will respond to being put on blast like that. But hey, I'm with Cotton. I want answers!
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