It’s been two months since the current wave of terror began, and the media outlets are still confused about victims and terrorists. On Sunday, three Palestinian terrorists attempted to stab Israelis in unrelated attacks, killing one woman. The terrorists were killed in self-defense. The New York Times initial headline (since changed): 1 Israeli and 3 Palestinians…
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry makes a slip by calling some terrorism “legitimate.” HonestReporting’s Yarden Frankl talks about news coverage of Israel with Mottle Wolf.
As Ali says, Israel knows that terrorism is based on hatred. It must be aggressively fought and defeated. We only wish more journalists would listen to her.
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?
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.”)
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…..”