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Monday, July 21, 2014

Something important is missing from the New York Times's coverage of the war in Gaza: photographs of terrorist attacks on Israel, and pictures of Hamas fighters, tunnels, weaponry, and use of human shields.

It appears the Times is silently but happily complying with a Hamas demand that the only pictures from Gaza are of civilians and never of fighters. The most influential news organization in the world is thus manufacturing an utterly false portrait of the battle -- precisely the portrait that Hamas finds most helpful: embattled, victimized Gaza civilians under attack by a cruel Israeli military.

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A review of the Times's photography in Gaza reveals a stark contrast in how the two sides are portrayed. Nearly every picture from Israel depicts tanks, soldiers, or attack helicopters. And every picture of Gaza depicts either bloodied civilians, destroyed buildings, overflowing hospitals, or other images of civilian anguish. It is as one-sided and misleading a depiction of the Gaza battle as one can imagine.

Today's Times photo essay contains seven images: three of Gaza civilians in distress; one of a smoke plume rising over Gaza; and three of the IDF, including tanks and attack helicopters. The message is simple and clear: the IDF is attacking Gaza and harming Palestinian civilians. There are no images of Israelis under rocket attack, no images of grieving Israeli families and damaged Israeli buildings, no images of Hamas fighters or rocket attacks on Israel, no images of the RPG's and machine guns recovered from attempted Hamas tunnel infiltrations into Israel.

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Media Bias? Nah. Anti-semitic? Whatever....

#1 | Posted by mysterytoy at 2014-07-21 06:21 PM | Reply | Flag:

The message is simple and clear: the IDF is attacking Gaza and harming Palestinian civilians.

The message conveys reality: The IDF is attacking Gaza and harming Palestinian civilians. When hundreds of Palestinian civilians are being killed and the Israeli civilian losses number in the single digits, are you suggesting that the Times photographers run an equal number of photos of each side's civilian losses?

#3 | Posted by rcade at 2014-07-21 07:50 PM | Reply | Flag:

So if more Israelis die then it is OK?

WWII was OK because 450,000+ US soldiers died?

#4 | Posted by sawdust at 2014-07-21 08:51 PM | Reply | Flag:

Media Bias? Nah. Anti-semitic? Whatever....

#1 | POSTED BY MYSTERYTOY AT 2014-07-21 06:21 PM | FLAG:

Are they attacking on behalf of their religion??? If not, then how is any discussion about the action of the state a discussion about religion? I'm curious since you brought it up.

#5 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2014-07-22 12:58 AM | Reply | Flag:

It is as one-sided and misleading a depiction of the Gaza battle as one can imagine.

Interesting that you seem to think it contrived as opposed to reality.

Then again, righties tend to exist exclusively in a contrived world detached from reality, so carry on.

#6 | Posted by jpw at 2014-07-22 02:37 AM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

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