CBS Promotes Pink Floyd's Tirade Against 'Racist Regime' of Israel

Pink Floyd unsuccessfully attempted to convince the Rolling Stones to 'join them in a boycott and build a cultural wall around Israel'

One-Sided CBS Promotes Pink Floyd's Tirade Against 'Racist Regime' of Israel (NewsBusters)

CBS This Morning reporter Anthony Mason uncritically promoted the band Pink Floyd's campaign to boycott the "racist regime" of Israel and attack the Rolling Stones for performing in Tel Aviv. After a clip of Pink Floyd's song "Another Brick in the Wall," Mason reminded that the group wanted "the Stones to join them in a boycott and build a cultural wall around Israel." The segment featured not a single quote from anyone opposing the boycott or supporting Israel.

Instead, Mason promoted the group's cause and explained that Roger Waters, Pink Floyd's lead singer "is a vocal opponent of what he believes is Israel's illegal occupation of Palestine." Instead of providing any balance, he featured Waters at a United Nations conference denouncing, "We found that the state of Israel is guilty of a number of international crimes." In a statement, members of Pink Floyd lectured the Rolling Stones for daring to defy the boycott. 

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