Sky News Host Abruptly Ends Interview After IDF Spokesman Clocks Him
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A Sky News host berated an IDF spokesman this weekend, suggesting the digital map of Gaza the IDF published so residents could clear out of targeted areas was not helpful because the Gazans allegedly did not have “power to power up their cell phones.” When the IDF spokesman cited evidence to refute the claim, the reporter abruptly shut down the interview.

Sky News’ Jonathan Samuels told IDF spokesman Doron Spielman before a break, “Just wanted to ask you very quickly about that digital map. You’re telling people where is going to be targeted next. People don’t have power to power up their mobile phones; they haven’t got Wi-Fi.”

Spielman replied, “All of your viewers saw our hostages being paraded through the streets as they were released to Israel over those seven nights and hundreds of Gazans holding their phones videoing them. So clearly, there’s enough power to power their phones when they’re parading our hostages throughout Gaza. Now that same power to their phones will be to get the maps, download the maps, look at the flyers.”

Before he could fully complete his answer, the Sky News host interjected.  “Major Spielman, I’m so sorry. We’re out of time,” Samuels said, terminating the interview.


Sky News International Affairs Editor Dominic Waghorn has quoted Hamas leader Yehya Sinwar claiming he told hostages they would not be harmed, then said Sinwar’s claim “undermines the Hamas= ISIS storyline.” Waghorn also said that the hostages “were held in reasonable conditions, reportedly…”

Waghorn’s version of facts did not go unchallenged:

Waghorn was slammed for his apparent pro-Hamas bias:

Sky News has been criticized for its coverage of the Israel-Hamas war elsewhere as well:

Award-winning journalist David Collier issued a long Twitter thread slamming Sky News in which he concluded, “Sky News really is a disgrace of a channel. It employs anti-Israel activists and then pushes out biased, distorted and hostile reports on Israel. This is institutional antisemitism. What a rancid, toxic, media outlet Sky has become. Shame on them.”

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