Consortium News: As Official Washington fumes about Russia-gate, Israel’s far more significant political-influence-and-propaganda campaigns are ignored… The October Surprise… In some European circles, the neocons are described as “Israel’s American agents”…
Category: Media Bias
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) featured our 2012 article: A New York Times’ headline reported that Palestinians in Gaza attacked Israel first. But the article itself explained that the rockets only came after Israelis attacked Gaza with an airstrike first, killing a Palestinian and injuring several others.
Henry Siegman: “No Israeli leader would give up any part of his country’s territory. But it is Palestinian leaders who are accused by Israel of refusing to make concessions for peace, a lie US administrations consistently repeat to imply a non-existent equivalence between Israeli and Palestinian resistance to a two-state agreement.”
In the meantime, the newspaper has published seven opinion columns that took a clear position against the Palestinian-led boycott movement, including two during the month of March. One is titled “Why Israel Is Nothing Like Apartheid South Africa.”
Stephen Sniegoski reports in Unz Review: Trump’s appointees indicate his efforts for peace with Russia have ended, while bellicosity against Iran has continued. While while mainstream media anathematizes almost everything else Trump proposes, it sees little wrong with his Iran policy – even though it is counter to US interests and ignores history…
Eleven years ago, Alison Weir published an account of the Associated Press erasing footage of an Israeli soldier intentionally shooting a Palestinian boy (originally published in CounterPunch). This was part of a pattern by the AP, as described in the article.
What is AP erasing, ignoring and leaving out these days?
Palestinians’ formative years are scarred by what they witness and experience living under the Israeli military occupation of their lands that has been in place 50 years: Israeli settler violence against them in their homes, destroying their property, theft of their land and burning of their crops… even some instances in which Israeli extremists have burned Palestinians in their homes while they were sleeping.
The former Constitution Party presidential candidate writes that “Netanyahu is one of the most corrupt political leaders on the planet” and one of the most heavily financed. Netanyahu’s plummet in popularity at home is one of the reasons “why he is pressuring Trump to ratchet up a war against Iran and why he is mobilizing accelerated (illegal) Israeli settlements on private land owned by Palestinian people… War and military conflict has always been a favored tactic of embattled politicians to increase their popularity and deflect negativity…”
The Duran asks: “Where was the liberal left outrage when Barack and Hillary were bombing the hell out of these three ‘Muslim’ countries? As the entire liberal left is in a tizzy over Trump’s immigration executive order, we thought it would be fun to showcase three Muslim countries, that under the Obama/Clinton rule, flourished under the inclusive love of the liberal left…”
Washington Post editorial page editor Fred Hiatt repeatedly stated the “fact” of Iraq’s hidden WMD and mocked anyone who doubted it. Even after the U.S. government acknowledged that the WMD allegations were a myth – a classic case of “fake news” – almost no one who had pushed the fabrication was punished. The “fake news” stigma didn’t apply to Hiatt and other journalists who actually did produce “fake news,” even though it led to the deaths of 4,500 U.S. soldiers and hundreds of thousands of Iraqis. To this day, Hiatt remains the Post’s editorial-page editor.
RT and others have reported that former New York Times reporter Judith Miller tweeted about Chelsea Manning’s pardon: “How many people died because of Manning leak?” (Answer: one person.) In response, numerous people tweeted back that Miller’s promotion of falsehoods that led to the Iraq war cost the lives of at least a million Iraqis…