In an appearance on CNN’s State of the Union, Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu forcefully corrected host Candy Crowley’s misinformation. “Sorry, Candy – Whoa!” He exclaimed.
With the patience of a saint, Netanyahu went on to inform the errant host of the facts.
Enjoy the smackdown via Newsbusters:
CANDY CROWLEY: One of the criticisms, Mr. Prime Minister, has been that, prior to this, when you were dealing with Abbas, you had said, look, I don’t know who I’m supposed to negotiate with. There’s Hamas and then there’s Abbas and Fatah.
So, now there’s a unity government, and you still don’t want to talk to them. So, there’s criticism here that this was an excuse for you to walk away.
BENJAMIN NETANYAHU: Sorry, Candy. Whoa.
CROWLEY: Go ahead.
NETANYAHU: No, Candy. No, no. I’m sorry.
I heard that. I hear people write that up, but, in fact, it’s the very opposite. I said right from the start, I said, look, I could wait until President Abbas recognizes — represents the entire Palestinian people. But, in this case, we will wait until eternity, and we won’t have peace.
So, I chose deliberately, openly, specifically, and explicitly to negotiate with that part of the Palestinian people that said it was willing to make peace with Israel. I said, we’re not going to try to include the other part that seeks our extermination. And that’s what I did.
I have been very consistent on this. Now that he’s joined them, I say this. Look, unity for peace is good. Unity with Hamas that seeks to exterminate Israel, the opposite of peace, is bad. I have always been consistent on this.
I negotiate with those who are willing to make peace with my country. I will not negotiate with those who seek to exterminate peace with my country, whether they sit in the front office or the back office. That’s not where I’m going to go.
Her first mistake was believing the propaganda coming out of the Obama Regime.
Her second mistake was using their baseless talking points against a moral and intellectual superior.
Her third mistake was – being left-wing hack Candy Crowley who shouldn’t even have a job after her media malpractice during the 2nd presidential debate in 2012.
It’s outrageous that CNN still employs the woman after that. But then – unfairly railroading a Republican candidate is a feather in the cap of a member of the Democrat media complex.