As is standard practice in American mainstream media, CNN and NPR buried a major story critical of Israel so deep, it’s almost like it never happened.
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Imagine if Russian or Syrian troops had shot dead almost 30 civilians, and injured thousands, during peaceful protests. Mainstream media headlines and airwaves would be filled with condemnations from senior UK and US politicians and prominent commentators. But not so when it is Israel doing the killing, and the BBC & Guardian provide Israel spin…
A detailed report on glaring pro-Israel bias in Canadian media. This bias is enforced at every level of the media, from editorial boards all the way to ownership. It remains untouchable.
Social media platforms Twitter, Facebook & Instagram have repressed Palestinian voices for years, often at the direction of the Israeli government…
American mainstream media have averted their gaze (again) from Palestinian suffering. Eleven Palestinian deaths in seven days is apparently not news.
Israel continues its time-honored strategy of manipulating the mainstream U.S. media — this time muddying the coverage of the assassination of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. Since 2000, 50 Palestinian journalists have been killed, and the world doesn’t know the names of any of them.
Politicians & activists should stop ratifying the fiction that the shooter was motivated by anti-LGBT hatred. It dishonors the victims, purveys anti-Muslim misinformation, and obscures the real motive. Mateen, like so many others who committed similar acts of violence, was motivated by rage over Obama’s bombing campaigns in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan that killed multitudes of men, women, and children. He chose PULSE at random without even knowing it was a gay club — yet this media-consecrated lie continues to fester.
Israeli media doesn’t really want to know the Palestinian perspective. Watch this Israeli interviewer use Palestinian journalist Rami Younis as a punching bag, interrupt, change the subject, and twist his words – just to keep him from speaking the ugly truth about Israeli racism.
Palestinian Ahmed Erekat was shot, then he was left to die, and then mainstream media did its typical poor job reporting on the injustice of his death.
The Israel lobby has created an atmosphere in which journalists shy away from honest reporting on the Israel/Palestine issue. They are so fearful of being labeled anti-Semitic, they “daren’t even ask the [necessary] questions.”