Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Saturday, July 12, 2014

Arabic and Hebrew media depictions of the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas contrast starkly. In their coverage of the current conflict, Israeli and Palestinian media outlets have emphasized their own people's trauma, downplaying or even failing to acknowledge consequences and pain for the other side. A front-page op-ed in the English-language edition of Israel Hayom (Israel Today), the right-leaning, highest circulation tabloid, is headlined "Return Gaza to the Stone Age." "Israel continues to kill children and women," read the top headline of Al-Ayyam, a Palestinian paper based in Ramallah. Maan News Agency, a Palestinian media outlet, labeled both the Palestinian militant and civilian dead as "martyrs."

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"In their coverage of the current conflict, Israeli and Palestinian media outlets have emphasized their own people's trauma, downplaying or even failing to acknowledge consequences and pain for the other side."

And that sort of insanity is why I try to ignore any news involving some of the smartest people in the world acting like violent children.

#1 | Posted by Tor at 2014-07-12 09:16 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

I would say Haaretz is an exception to this.

#2 | Posted by TheTom at 2014-07-12 10:52 PM | Reply | Flag:

#1 "some of the smartest people in the world" - you mean Israel or the Pals or the Nazis?. The smartest are never the wisest or brightest.

#3 | Posted by Robson at 2014-07-13 07:11 AM | Reply | Flag:

The other is not absent at all.

I don't know much about other sources, but I can tell you how the Israeli media features the non-Jewish indigenous population: see how Chinese/Japanese were featured in the USA circa 1960.

#4 | Posted by Shawn at 2014-07-14 12:49 AM | Reply | Flag:

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