Voice of America’s Spin Cycle

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This Voice of America headline and lead ‘graph combo captures the folly of Big Media’s view on the “cycle of violence.”

The endless cycle of violence along Israel’s border with Gaza prompts some Palestinians there to call for a unity government and peace with Israel. But for others, it adds support for armed groups that launch rocket attacks on Israel.

The people peddling this non-judgmental idea that the violence is just an on-going cycle would never apply this logic to Israel. Imagine the howls if VOA reporter Luis Ramirez instead wrote:

The endless cycle of violence adds support for IDF security operations in Gaza.

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