American media’s new pro-Israel bias: the same party line at the wrong time
Evolving conversations on the ground demand probing questions on-air. So why does TV news look like a Netanyahu ad?
‘Many people agree with and sympathise with your determination to stop these attacks on your people,’ Bob Schieffer told Netanyahu. Meanwhile, on Fox: ‘What part of this can’t you get through your thick head?’ Video stills via CBSNews.com, FoxNews.com
Here are a few questions you won’t hear asked of the parade of Israeli officials crossing US television screens during the current crisis in Gaza:
- What would you do if a foreign country was occupying your land?
- What does it mean that Israeli cabinet ministers deny Palestine’s right to exist?
- What should we make of a prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, who as opposition leader in the 1990s addressed a rally under a banner reading “Death to Arafat”…
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