Bizarre Headline of the Week

November 8, 2006 9:32 by

Such is the media’s obsession with Israel, that this tiny nation of 7 million people becomes the focus of stories of no relevance whatsoever. We were rather surprised to see the following headline in the Sunday Times of 5 November:

Murder in Scotland as high as in Israel

The article contends that:

Scotland has the third highest murder rate in western Europe, according to a United Nations report. The high murder rate, which experts say is being fuelled by the country’s “booze and blades” culture, is comparable with Azerbaijan, Israel and Iran.

HonestReporting UK is yet to find an Israeli newspaper headline comparing its own murder rate to that of Scotland’s.

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