Standard Operating Procedure: top news outlets reporting on the Golan Heights issue have failed in their journalistic duties: euphemisms, partial truths, and omissions abound.
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A FAIR study finds that major US news outlets rarely mention the Right of Return, although it is a primary part of the Israel/Palestine issue. In the last ten years, only 0.01 percent of coverage of Palestinians or Palestine in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post informs its audience about the right of return or even mentions it at all. When they do mention it, they generally imply that it is not a legitimate, UN-conferred right; or they describe the exercise of that right as an act of aggression/national “suicide” for Israel.
NYT, Wash. Post, & CNN are examples of the selective amnesia from which nearly every MSM news source seems to suffer when it comes to the subject of Israel.
FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy in Media) reports that mainstream news reports are getting it wrong on Israel/Palestine. Sources that are otherwise accurate and reliable – WaPo, CNN, NYT, and AP – continue their routine of mis- and under-reporting Israel’s violence while exaggerating Palestinian misconduct.
The US is in a toxic relationship that has made us indifferent on our best days, complicit in murder on our worst. Our mainstream media and our government join with Israel in bloodguilt.