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'60 Minutes' NOT going to cover Mearsheimer/Walt book about pro-Israel lobby

by NOMOREWAR_FORISRAEL Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2007 at 3:08 PM

'60 Minutes' NOT going to cover Mearsheimer/Walt book:

'60 Minutes' NOT going to cover Mearsheimer/Walt book:

Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2007 13:43:19 -0700 (PDT)



Subject: RE: Please forward to Jeff Fager

To: "Kuzmarov, Sara" KuzmarovS@cbsnews.com>

Dear. Ms. Kuzmarov,

Thank you for your reply. Mr. Fager's decision was a predictable one. Especially with the pro-Israel bias in the 'American' press/media for the most part. There is no valid reason for '60 Minutes' not to cover such (other than putting the interests of Israel ahead of America's).



"Kuzmarov, Sara" KuzmarovS@cbsnews.com> wrote:



Thank you for your interest in "60 Minutes".

We have considered your segment idea, but have decided not to pursue it at this time.

Sincerely,

Sara Kuzmarov

Sara Kuzmarov | Associate Producer | 60 Minutes | 212-975-8018 | kuzmarovs@cbsnews.com



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Sent: Tuesday, August 14, 2007 4:27 PM

To: Kuzmarov, Sara

Subject: Re: Please forward to Jeff Fager



Dear Ms. Kuzmarov,

Thank you for letting me know on the telephone yesterday that you had received my email (included below as well) on behalf of Mr. Fager. Could you let me know (at your convenience) if he has received it yet?

It is going to be interesting to see whether '60 Minutes' does a segment (to include an interview with Dr. Mearsheimer and Dr. Walt) about the soon to be released Mearsheimer/Walt book. Professors Mearsheimer and Walt had a scheduled upcoming appearance about their book cancelled because of the pressure put forth by the same pro-Israel lobby that they address in their paper and in their soon to be released book (see the following URLs for additional info related to such):

Speechless in Chicago:

http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2007/08/07/speechless-in-chicago/

Scroll down to the August 10th, 2007 blog entry at the following URL if interested further:

Walt and Mearsheimer Banned in Chicago:

http://www.philipweiss.org/mondoweiss/



With kindest regards,



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Dear Ms. Kuzmarov,

Thank you for your time on the telephone this now.



Please forward to Jeff Fager:



Email to Jeff Fager (executive producer of CBS '60 Minutes'):

Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2007 03:04:08 -0700 (PDT)

Subject: For Jeff Fager



Dear Mr. Fager,

I would like to know if '60 Minutes' has a segment in the works to interview respected political science professors John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt about their soon to be released book (it will be available on September 4th, 2007) which was expanded from their paper ( http://tinyurl.com/obe2j ) on the pro-Israel lobby and how it pushed US to attack Iraq and is doing similar to get US to attack Iran. If '60 Minutes' does not plan to do a segment about the Mearsheimer/Walt book, I would like to know why (I have a pretty good idea already though). The following currently can be found at www.amazon.com after doing an author search there for 'Mearsheimer':

Editorial Reviews

Book Description

The Israel Lobby,” by John J. Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago and Stephen M. Walt of Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, was one of the most controversial articles in recent memory. Originally published in the London Review of Books in March 2006, it provoked both howls of outrage and cheers of gratitude for challenging what had been a taboo issue in America: the impact of the Israel lobby on U.S. foreign policy.

Now in a work of major importance, Mearsheimer and Walt deepen and expand their argument and confront recent developments in Lebanon and Iran. They describe the remarkable level of material and diplomatic support that the United States provides to Israel and argues that this support cannot be fully explained on either strategic or moral grounds. This exceptional relationship is due largely to the political influence of a loose coalition of individuals and organizations that actively work to shape U.S. foreign policy in a pro-Israel direction. Mearsheimer and Walt provocatively contend that the lobby has a far-reaching impact on America’s posture throughout the Middle East—in Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, and toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict—and the policies it has encouraged are in neither America’s national interest nor Israel’s long-term interest. The lobby’s influence also affects America’s relationship with important allies and increases dangers that all states face from global jihadist terror.

Writing in The New York Review of Books, Michael Massing declared, “Not since Foreign Affairs magazine published Samuel Huntington’s ‘The Clash of Civilizations?’ in 1993 has an academic essay detonated with such force.” The publication of The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy is certain to widen the debate and to be one of the most talked-about books of the year.

About the Author

John J. Mearsheimer is the R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science and the co-director of the Program on International Security Policy at the University of Chicago. He has published several books, including The Tragedy of Great Power Politics.

Stephen M. Walt is the Belfer Professor of International Affairs at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and was academic dean of the Kennedy School from 2002 to 2006. He is the author of Taming American Power: The Global Response to U.S. Primacy, among other books.

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Product Details

Hardcover

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 4, 2007)

Language: English



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THE HIGH COST OF SUBSERVIENCE TO ISRAEL (by Paul Findley):

http://www.itszone.co.uk/zone0/viewtopic.php?t=75908



See the following URL for more about the 'A Clean Break' as discussed by Bamford on pages 261-269/318-321 of 'A Pretext for War' (the paperback version of 'A Pretext for War' includes an additional chapter about the AIPAC espionage case which the pro-Israel biased US media is not covering either for the most part - neither is the BBC!):

http://www.warwithoutend.co.uk/zone0/viewtopic.php?t=28769

Bamford also had the following 'Iran: The Next War' article for Rolling Stone magazine which mentions the AIPAC espionage case as well:

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/story/10962352/iran_the_next_war

Brit MP and Father of Commons Tam Dalyell exposed the 'JINSA crowd' initially in 'Vanity Fair' and via the articles linked at the bottom of the following URL:

http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=03/05/13/179248



Even Colin Powell conveyed for Washington Post editor Karen DeYoung's new bio book about him that the 'JINSA crowd' was in control of the Pentagon - one can look up 'Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs'/JINSA in the index:



A War for Israel? Colin Powell seems to think so:

http://www.warwithoutend.co.uk/zone0/viewtopic.php?t=61128

Prominent Mideast analyst associated with AIPAC espionage case:

http://www.itszone.co.uk/zone0/viewtopic.php?t=40990

BBC: The War Party (if only Americans could see such a program!)



http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4667039539703585825&q=%22The+War+Party%22



PS: Please take a look at the exchange with 9/11 Commission co-chair Lee Hamilton via the 'What Motivated the 9/11 Hijackers?' link at the upper left of the following URL which includes a transcript of the exchange with Hamilton:

The Gorilla in the Room is US Support for Israel:

http://representativepress.blogspot.com/2005/08/gorilla-in-room-is-us-support-for.html

SCANDAL: 9/11 Commissioners Bowed to Pressure to Suppress Main Motive for the 9/11 Attacks:

http://representativepress.blogspot.com/2006/09/reviews-of-without-precedent-inside.html



You might also be interested in viewing the following youtube video short which has the moderator of the terrorism 'expert' panel trying to cut off the 'Q & A' at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at UCLA this past April before the main motivation for 9/11 was conveyed:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7EB1FxENxQ

Additional at the following URL:

http://www.warwithoutend.co.uk/zone0/viewtopic.php?t=39590



Israeli Interrogators in Iraq:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3863235.stm

Impeachment: The Conversation Continues (be sure to scroll through all the comments at the bottom of the following URL):

http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/blog/2007/08/impeachment_the_conversation_c_1.html

Here is a tinyURL for the above one:

http://tinyurl.com/yo6u63

With kindest regards,

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