Monday, January 5, 2009

Great article on media bias about Israel

Many of you know that Melanie Phillips is an excellent conservative writer. Here's an article that's dead on about media bias concerning Israel vs. Hamas and Fatah. The fact that the Arabs have launched over 6,000 missiles at Israel over the past 6 years is treated like it's a weather report - oh, well, nothing to be done about it. But when Arab civilians are killed because terrorists try to live and "work" as close as possible to them, the media can't wait to trumpet the horror of it all.

Acts of kindness by the Israelis like treating Arab wounded in Israeli hospitals is minimized while atrocities committed by Hamas are minimized or not reported. The following is from a New York Times article about events at a Hamas controlled hospital that appeared briefly, then was taken down, doubtless for being too anti-Arab,

"Mr. Hajoj was carried out by young men pretending to transfer him to another ward. As he lay on the stretcher, he was shot in the left side of the head. Mr. Hajoj, like five others killed at the hospital this way in 24 hours, was accused of collaboration with Israel."

How many of the deaths reported by Arab sources were people murdered by Hamas? The media won't even ask the question.

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