The media should use the term “terrorism” whenever and wherever innocent men, women, and children are murdered by political or religious extremists.
Is a crude game, only available on obscure websites, really comparable to popular news shows in which glory is heaped on those who commit murder?
Today’s Top Stories 1. Undercover Israeli forces nabbed a Palestinian terrorist hiding in a Hebron hospital. With one soldier disguised as a woman in labor, the story sounds more like a movie than real life. Azzam Izzat Shalaldeh was wanted for trying to stab an Israeli two weeks ago. Shaladeh’s cousin was shot and killed during the…
For a prominent journalist such as Rudoren to endorse language that uses the words “Palestinian assailants” and “Palestinian attackers” is a welcome change. (Although ideally, we would prefer the term “terrorist.”)
“…it takes a very, very frail moral mind to believe that you determine right and wrong by the number of dead… “
My Facebook “conversation” with NYT’s Jodi Rudoren in which she used the term “basketball game scorecard” to describe coverage “out of kilter with reality.”
There is a video that is circulating on social media right now. It really is shocking. It is from a security camera and shows an Arab woman calmly strolling up to an Israeli security guard and then starting to chat with him… before pulling a huge knife out of her purse and trying to kill him.
Yarden Frankl discusses media coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and “Even-Handism” on the Mottle Wolfe Show.
The media have an obligation to not only report what people are saying, but what is really happening on the ground. If one side is saying things that have no basis in fact, the media needs to expose this, not simply say “it depends who you ask,” or “on the other hand…..”
When it comes to Israel and the Palestinians, don’t assume that the media is giving you the complete picture.