U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman has a message for journalists who dare to report the truth about Israel’s ongoing massacre of nonviolent demonstrators in Gaza: “Keep your mouths shut.”

Friedman’s “anti-democratic demand” came during his speech at a media conference in Jerusalem on Monday, in which he complained without evidence that “nine out of ten articles that are written about the Gaza conflict are critical of Israel.”

“Just keep your mouths shut until you figure it out,” Friedman told reporters. “Because otherwise, all you’re doing is creating impressions that have no basis in fact. They fit a narrative. They fit an opinion. They fit an agenda. But it’s not reporting, because it’s not based on hard, factual analysis.”

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