Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Tuesday, August 05, 2014

One reason the views on the latest Israel-Hamas conflict are so polarized is that people on each side of the opinion divide get their news from different places. Few things illustrate this as well as a map compiled by Gilad Lotan. The map depicts Twitter accounts that tweeted about the Israeli shelling of a UN school in Beit Hanoun on July 24th.

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The standout here is Ha'aretz, the left-wing Israeli newspaper. While closer to the pro-Israel side, it clearly has a lot of pro-Palestinian followers. It's fair to say that readers of Ha'aretz's English edition include the only groups of people from the two sides who are reading the same news.

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Hamas puts rockets in areas where there are women and children deliberately, it seems, to deter Israel attacking them or, if the Israelis do target the rocket sites, then Hamas shows the dead women and children and get a PR boost. Hamas seems quite willing to have the people killed for the propaganda benefit. Hamas is a terror organization.

#1 | Posted by Donald at 2014-08-05 09:27 PM | Reply | Flag:

This is impressive, the map is excellent work! Kudos to Gilad Lotan (if it is his concept). I would like to see the same methodology applied to US citizens, could be very telling.

Also, the pro-Palestinians appear much more rounded in their news.

#2 | Posted by wurster at 2014-08-05 11:44 PM | Reply | Flag:

I was challenged by a local pastor to add Stephen Sizer on Facebook.

I knew little to nothing of people sympathetic to the Palestinian cause; now I'm much more well-read on the subject, and grasp the formerly "other side."

I'm a thorough believer in reading far and wide, promoting dialogue with those far different than yourself.

When's the last time YOU listened or read apologists from the other side of your religious/philosophical/
political side?

#3 | Posted by kirk at 2014-08-06 09:33 AM | Reply | Flag:

"When's the last time YOU listened or read apologists from the other side of your religious/philosophical/
political side?
"

i dunno. i haven't labeled what i believe as an actual "side".

last time i checked the earth was an multicolored, oblate spheroid, not a monochrome polyhedron or even some sort of abstract, quasi-dogmatic polytope.

#4 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2014-08-06 09:57 AM | Reply | Flag:

there are some people who claim to see things from both sides--

...the front cover of the bible and the back cover of the bible..

#5 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2014-08-06 10:38 AM | Reply | Flag:

last time i checked the earth was an multicolored, oblate spheroid, not a monochrome polyhedron or even some sort of abstract, quasi-dogmatic polytope.

That's because you are a liberal. Your brain isn't wired right, so you see things like that..

#6 | Posted by boaz at 2014-08-06 06:29 PM | Reply | Flag:

That's because you are a liberal. Your brain isn't wired right, so you see things like that..

Posted by boaz at 2014-08-06 06:29 PM | Reply

Like duh!!!!!!!!! Why do You think they call it the Liberal LEFT.

#7 | Posted by LarryMohr at 2014-08-06 06:35 PM | Reply | Flag:

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