Following the murder, Saraa, the show's tween presenter, told the young audience, "Farfour was martyred defending his land." He was killed "by the killers of children," she said.
The following is the clip of the actual murder. Note: It may not be suitable for all audiences:
Hamas received this recognition for PR excellence for the following reasons:
1. Indoctrinates youth. Like all really good PR campaigns, this program keeps an eye on long-term goals. By communicating with youth, Hamas cultivates future "customers." (In an earlier show, Farfour told the yound audience: "You and I are laying the foundation for a world led by Islamists. We will return the Islamic community to its former greatness, and liberate Jerusalem, God willing, liberate Iraq, God willing, and liberate all the countries of the Muslims invaded by the murderers.")
2. Incites favorables. The mass attention has created a buzz that serves to stir the passions of the constituency base.
3. Communicates to swing voters. The vehicle carries the messages broadly to a global audience that may not know the issues.
4. Leverages opponent's resources. Israeli officials have denounced the program, "Tomorrow's Pioneers," as incendiary and outrageous. The program was also opposed by the state-run Palestinian Broadcasting Corp., which is controlled by Fatah, Hamas' rival. The result, MORE PR!!
5. Uses social media. The campaign makes excellent use of the Web and viral video.
This is a perfect case study for anyone in PR looking at how to best use the web and communicate directly with audiences.
Congratulations Hamas for raising the bar for the PR profession.
Stamford, Conn. -- The bizarre "Ultimate Severance" murder case is taking on a whole new level of importance today as Pentagon investigators reportedly have now also weighed in. It has been learned that the U.S. Department of Defense has launched its own probe into the cover up.
According to sources, the secret reopening of a previously suppressed Fairfield County grand jury investigation into the two-year old slaying of executives Pasqual Valentine and Al Tate, set off alarms at the DoD. Apparently, the grand jury found ties to unregistered lobbyists and black-bag PRs promoting terrorist agendas.
High-level PR consultancy Valentine-Tate was noted for its secretive, behind-the-scenes work for global enterprises. But insiders are now testifying that the company virtually pioneered the establishment of the now widely popular "cut-off" consultancy. It is also now known that the company's entire clientele was composed of organizations on the State Department "undesirable" list.
Another line of investigation the Pentagon is now pursuing is an in-depth high-tech review of the use of powerful webware stealth technologies. These "crawler bots" are designed to scrub targeted Internet files and block search engines from locating them. Two such bots are said to have been employed in the "Ultimate Severance" murder cover up. According to one source, the so-called "searchmangler" developed in Beijing, as well as the nefarious "fielder mole" out of Mumbai, have all but whitewashed the entire investigation.
Meantime, despite denials, broad hints that would seem to be abetting the investigations continue to be found in the novel "Ultimate Severance" by author James Baar. The fictional account featuring the silencing of two PR execs has turned out to be an almost exact portrayal of the actual murders of Valentine and Tate.
Pentagon investigators are now particularly interested in the whereabouts of a certain Hamid al-Sammmara. In "Ultimate Severance," following the murder of Trotter Pugg Mitchell CEO Marvin Runnymede, one Hamid al-Sammmara was named the agency's new Senior VP for Media Relations.
Again reached for comment, Baar repeatedly denied the connection between his novel and the murders. "It's purely coincidental," he said. Baar added only that on advice of counsel he could not comment further.
Ken Wolfson is a freelance investigative reporter. Wolfson's career spans more than 25 years. He began his career in the late 1980s at the infamous San Francisco alternative paper, People's Gazette; and in 1986, joined the Financial News Network as director of investigative reporting. In 1993 Ken gained national notoriety for his investigation into the pharma industry which was the subject of the Academy-Award-nominated documentary film "Dr. Feel Good." Wolfson co-founder of the Stamford Center for Investigative Journalism. He is also the recipient of numerous Emmys and other honors, including five Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University silver and golden Baton awards, three Peabodys and a Polk Award.
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