Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Things Aren't Always How They Seem

Hat tip to Honestreporting.com on the following: MSM has done it again. Apparently there was a huge rally of Islamic Jihad, celebrating their successful attack against Israelis in Tel Aviv.

Though media outlets were quick to report the official Palestinian denunciations of Friday's terror attack, this chilling Islamic Jihad rally received almost no coverage. [Associated Press did mention the rally ― but buried it deep down in an article that dealt with another topic altogether.]

And then of course, there's our favorite media outlet, The BBC:

In the wake of Friday's Tel Aviv bombing, BBC One TV produced a segment called 'A Family in Mourning', which showed extensive footage of the parents of the Palestinian terrorist, but no pictures at all of the mourning families of the terrorist's victims!

After a wave of protest, BBC issued this 'correction', which comes right on the heels of a BBC apology for a recent radio spot accusing the IDF of ordering soldiers to 'shoot unarmed [Palestinian] schoolchildren.' [See Feb. 16 HonestReporting communique.]


Not a great sign if you ask me.

13 Comments:

At 3:31 PM, Blogger Gindy said...

Honest reporting is such a valuable resource. I will have to check this one out.

 
At 4:19 PM, Blogger Esther said...

I agree -- they do a terrific job, as does CAMERA.

 
At 4:28 AM, Blogger Tom Carter said...

I'm really at a loss to understand the anti-Israel, pro-Arab and more specifically pro-Palestinian bias evident in the media, especially during the past few years. It's easy enough to say "liberal bias," which is certainly true of much of the mainstream media, but that's not logical. Why would liberals, of all people, think this way? It's a mystery.

 
At 5:27 PM, Blogger American On Line said...

I find great humor in calling the multi million dollar and billion dollar conglomerates that now own most MSM 'liberal.'

There are no liberal media outlets that reach across the world.

There are merely articles that have observations of those that are not on the right.

The BBC is not liberal, it's anti-Israel.

Liberals are not anti-Israel.

There are throngs of people on the far right, the far right fringe, and right, and many religious groups that are anti-Israel and anti-Jew, are they liberals as well?

 
At 5:38 PM, Blogger Esther said...

I agree -- liberals are not anti-Israel. I don't know what the right word is to call CNN and the BBC other than anti-Israel. LA Times too.

What I do know is that the far left and the far right meet -- at anti-Semitism.

 
At 5:50 PM, Blogger patrickafir said...

Yeah, I saw some pictures of their little deathfest at Little Green Footballs on the same day I read in an AP or Reuters piece about how Islamic Jihad was keeping a low profile.

The mainstream media is definitely liberal, and an anti-Israel stance is a cornerstone of modern liberal ideology. I attribute the leftist saturation of the MSM to the tremendous impact on Western intellectuals (academics, policy makers, journalists) by people like Franz Boas, Margaret Mead, and BF Skinner, who left us with such foolish notions as the blank slate, the noble savage, and the ghost in the machine.

It's a reversal of Kipling's The White Man's Burden. Palestinian Arabs are seen as the noble, downtrodden Eastern brown people being oppressed by the greedy, Western white people. This is evident in how much of the left simply ignores what the Arabs in the Sudan are doing to the native Black population, what the Thai Muslims do to Thai Buddhists, or what the Syrians have been doing in Lebanon all this time.

 
At 7:39 PM, Blogger American On Line said...

an anti-Israel stance is a cornerstone of modern liberal ideology.patrick, i take what you say to mean this:

if you are liberal, you are against Israel; which of course means tbat the following are not liberals:

Hillary Clinton
Chuck Schumer
Barbara Boxer
Dianne Feinstein
Joe Biden
Jon Corzine
Frank Lautenberg

Need I go further? ok.

Many jews that I know are liberal and just as pro-Israel as you.

Is Pat Buchanan liberal? As he is anti-Israel

These liberal labels are intended to demonize, but prove little.

In fact, it was Nixon and Kissenger who prevented Israel from marching to Damascus in 1972, I suppose that they too are liberals.

And Ehud Barak worked with Clinton, so he must also be anti-Israel and a liberal as well.

As to MSM being liberal: heh, heh.

 
At 11:26 PM, Blogger Esther said...

I thought Alexander Haig was actually the secret hero of the Yom Kippur war. He sent tow missles to Israel without Nixon's approval.

 
At 11:14 AM, Anonymous Jonathan said...

". . . the blank slate, the noble savage, and the ghost in the machine . . ." Sounds like something from the Tanner Lectures on Human Values. Like a title of something. All are good names for rock bands.

Okay, how about the best example of a card-carrying ACLU liberal who is very pro-Israel: Alan Dershowitz.

 
At 2:17 PM, Blogger Esther said...

Thanks for posting Jonathan. And I'm with you -- Alan Dershowitz is great on Israel!

 
At 6:44 PM, Blogger Gindy said...

"I thought Alexander Haig was actually the secret hero of the Yom Kippur war. He sent tow missles to Israel without Nixon's approval."

I have never heard that before. Is that a fact or a rumor?

 
At 7:56 PM, Blogger Esther said...

It's in the book, The Secret War Against the Jews.

 
At 1:53 PM, Blogger Gindy said...

Interesting.

 

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