Daily Israel Report
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  1/2/2012, Tevet 7, 5772

Shama-Hacohen Threatens Channel 10 over Blackmail Story


Chairman Carmel Shama-Hacohen of the Knesset Economics Committee said, Monday that he will file a complaint with the Attorney General over allegations by Channel 10 television that a senior politician tried to obtain the firing of reporter Raviv Drucker by offering a deferral of the commercial station's debt if the media outlet does not provide more details or file a complaint of its own with the police.

MK Shama-Hacohen said he was tired of the various spins Channel 10 was putting on its debt situation, which has been compared to the debt at the less commercial Channel One government operation. He said the real question is who is being blackmailed?