In the Indy, Roger Waters suggests US media conspiracy to silence his anti-Israel views.

Roger Waters isn’t given the opportunity to discuss his anti-Israel activism in the US media or on late night talk shows because of a conspiracy to silence him, according to an interview the former Pink Floyd front man gave to RT, as reported by The Independent.

Here’s the opening of the Indy article by Clarisse Loughrey (Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters says US media ignores anti-Israel sentiment, Aug. 11th):

Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters has criticised the stances of both the US media, and fellow musicians, on Israel.  When asked by RT why the issue isn’t more openly discussed by the US media, he answered with what a producer for PBS reporter Charlie Rose had allegedly told him: “We’re not quite sure, but it comes from above. So, you can figure it out for yourself. It’s not rocket science.”

Now, here’s a clip of the RT interview to hear his response in context, and learn that the question specifically pertained to why Roger Waters’ anti-Israel activism “isn’t more openly discussed” in the media.

First, the complaint by Waters, who has an estimated net worth of $245 million, that he’s being effectively ‘silenced’ is absurd.

Moreover, Waters’ belief in some sort of media conspiracy (“from above”) to avoid giving him airtime needs to be seen in the context of other risible assertions, including his complaint that the “extraordinarily powerful Jewish lobby” frightens many celebrities away from joining BDS, his claim that Israel was arguably the most oppressive regime on the planet and that the state’s oppression of the Palestinians is on par with the Nazis’ treatment of Jews.

Perhaps the reason why editors, producers and executives don’t want Waters discussing BDS is quite simple:  As much as they may love the music of Pink Floyd, they’re understandably hesitant to amplify and legitimise political views which are unhinged, conspiratorial and sometimes antisemitic.  The anonymous source cited by Waters is certainly right about one thing: it sure isn’t rocket science. 

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  1. When he’s invited on a talk show, it’s because of his artistry not for an exploration of his political views. That his views on the Israeli-Arab conflict are deeply uninformed and arise from an ill-disguised anti-Jewish animus, which is why he resorts to antisemitic tropes and to believe such errant nonsense, suggests that to the extent the “Media” is uniformly disinterested in asking him about, it is best seen as a tender mercy accorded him. His legacy should be his music though he’s trying hard to replace it with a legacy of support, in the face of facts, history and common sense, for undeserving, illiberal, anti-Western entities. Waters is living proof of Mark Twain’s observation that it’s not what you don’t know that gets you into trouble, but what you know that “ain’t so.”

  2. Who else thinks there’s a conspiracy to silence them? A conspiracy that is, in effect, a power of the Jews? Why the Klan, and neo-Nazis, and the jokers on the alt-Right: Alex Jones, David Duke, Steve Bannon.

    Roger is no different than the losers chanting Nazi slogans and (eventually) murdering folks via car ramming yesterday. He just won’t admit it.

    Because Roger Waters is an uneducated buffoon who actually can’t do anything but promote violence. He is, in effect, just like one Donald J Trump.

    That Kill-the-Israeli really looks great on you, Rog. Stay KKKlassy and useless.

      • I’m sorry, but can you show me the leaders of BLM or Antifa? No, you can’t. But I can name you David Duke as the Klanman, and Omar Barghouti as BDS. I will show you how weak those movements are by explaining the hypocrisies and weaknesses of those specific people.

        To me, the Antifa are the kids who dress up in black and hide their faces and destroy buildings and storefronts. Those were not the people run over in Charlottesville on Saturday. Furthermore, Black Lives Matter isn’t an organized group; they have no leadership. It is a movement, a saying, an acknowledgement that police forces in America have a hard time dealing with black people.

        So take that as you will. I have no idea what you’re trying to prove to me other than you want to lash out at the Left. To which I say, what else is new, and how do you think that’s going to help?

    • At least Waters seems to be consistent – plagiarise antisemites, (allegedly) plagiarise cover art. Wonder which one might have given him the idea for the other?

  3. Nazi Farmer claims to not be a Nazi. Nazi Farmer claims Israel doesn’t equate Jews. Nazi Farmer claims Israel is the land where Jews behave like Nazis.

    Nazi Farmer claims that other people don’t think clearly.

    I did Nazi that coming.

  4. Roger is right any one with half a brain need only research this information to find the truth.the media in America is run by Jews. Not all Jews support the zionist semitic refers to a language .which turns out to be the Arabs. So don’t trust my word or Rogers .get of your lazy arses and find out for yourselfs. And don’t call me antisemitic I like arabs

    • “..any one with half a brain..”
      Dear Barmy based on your post that is all you posses.
      Get well soon, or sit quietly In a corner, eat your own excrement and choke on it.

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