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.”)
I used to think a violent loop was something associated with dangerous roller coasters. But the New York Times looped me into a different understanding. In recent weeks, I’ve read in the pages of the Times how “Leaderless Palestinian Youth, Inspired by Social Media, Drive Rise in Violence in Israel” and how violent Palestinian music…
“…it takes a very, very frail moral mind to believe that you determine right and wrong by the number of dead… “
CNN reports on a terrorist incident but fails to tell its readers who the seemingly anonymous terrorist was.
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.
After filing a lawsuit, lawyer Nistana Darshan-Leitner wants to force Facebook to remove posts calling for the killing of Jews.
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…..”
The Independent writes that “Israeli occupation forces” have killed Palestinians, buying into Palestinian propaganda terminology.
When it comes to Israel and the Palestinians, don’t assume that the media is giving you the complete picture.