HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Topics » Foreign Affairs & National Security » Israel/Palestine (Group) » How media conditions peop...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 05:36 PM

How media conditions people to be anti-Israel [View all]

...To learn something different from the same case, look to the BBC: ‘Deadly bombing targets Jerusalem bus stop.’

This too is a formula, though different from Reuters.’ We are to understand that the bomb was not targeted at people. No – its target was a bus stop, an object fixed on the side of the road. Clearly the BBC has the same object in mind as Reuters: Israelis must on no account usurp the role of victim. Better the victim be a bus stop.

Knife murders family

Another real story now allows one to watch the reporter as he goes through the process of making the news. He starts off blaming a knife for the murder of three siblings and their parents (the Fogel family).

The murder of three siblings and their parents is blamed on a knife. Who blamed the knife? Time magazine’s Karl Vick blamed the knife for slitting throats and almost decapitating a toddler. “The murder by knife of three children,” writes Vick. The knife did it. Palestinians don’t kill children in their beds, knives do that. And the Fogels were not a family, they were ‘settlers.’ By using the impersonal and passive voice, Time Magazine takes Palestinians safely away from the horror.

<snip>


http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/how-media-condition-people-to-be-anti-israel/

71 replies, 6963 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 71 replies Author Time Post
Reply How media conditions people to be anti-Israel [View all]
shira Jun 2012 OP
ret5hd Jun 2012 #1
shira Sep 2012 #26
pscot Jun 2012 #2
azurnoir Jun 2012 #3
shira Jun 2012 #4
shira Jun 2012 #5
azurnoir Jun 2012 #6
shira Jun 2012 #7
azurnoir Jun 2012 #8
shira Jun 2012 #11
azurnoir Jun 2012 #12
shira Jun 2012 #13
azurnoir Jun 2012 #14
shira Jun 2012 #15
Ken Burch Oct 2012 #46
shira Oct 2012 #49
King_David Jun 2012 #9
R. Daneel Olivaw Nov 2012 #70
King_David Jun 2012 #10
shira Jun 2012 #16
aranthus Jun 2012 #17
shira Jun 2012 #18
shira Jun 2012 #19
shira Jun 2012 #20
Sekhmets Daughter Sep 2012 #29
shira Sep 2012 #31
Sekhmets Daughter Sep 2012 #35
shira Oct 2012 #43
shira Jun 2012 #21
shira Jun 2012 #22
azurnoir Oct 2012 #47
shira Oct 2012 #50
azurnoir Oct 2012 #52
shira Oct 2012 #54
azurnoir Oct 2012 #57
shira Oct 2012 #58
azurnoir Oct 2012 #59
shira Oct 2012 #60
shira Jun 2012 #23
shira Aug 2012 #24
shira Aug 2012 #25
shira Sep 2012 #27
Sekhmets Daughter Sep 2012 #28
oberliner Sep 2012 #30
King_David Sep 2012 #33
Sekhmets Daughter Sep 2012 #34
King_David Sep 2012 #37
Sekhmets Daughter Sep 2012 #38
bemildred Sep 2012 #39
Sekhmets Daughter Sep 2012 #40
bemildred Sep 2012 #41
King_David Sep 2012 #42
shira Oct 2012 #44
azurnoir Oct 2012 #48
bemildred Sep 2012 #32
TomClash Sep 2012 #36
shira Oct 2012 #45
TomClash Oct 2012 #53
shira Oct 2012 #55
TomClash Oct 2012 #56
still_one Oct 2012 #51
LeftishBrit Oct 2012 #65
oberliner Oct 2012 #66
still_one Oct 2012 #67
oberliner Oct 2012 #68
shira Oct 2012 #61
oberliner Oct 2012 #62
LeftishBrit Oct 2012 #64
shira Oct 2012 #63
shira Nov 2012 #69
shira Oct 2013 #71