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…..”
Today’s Top Stories 1. Claiming that the intifada is really a series of Israeli attacks on innocent Palestinians, PA President Mahmoud Abbas met with Fatou Bensouda, the head of the International Criminal Court, to urge that a preliminary investigation into so-called Israeli “war crimes” be put on a fast-track. 2. A Russian airliner crashed in…
“The Dueling Narratives of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict” is an attempt to provide journalistic “balance” on a story where none exists.
It is part of a larger wave of biased reporting that sees “The Return of Casualty Figures as a Moral Barometer.” In other words, the simple belief that the side with the greater number of casualties is necessarily the side with the greater moral claim.