Thursday, November 22, 2012
22-Nov-12: When the images of war are manipulated to favor one side, how complicit does this make the media in the death and destruction this time... and next?
Again and again, we encountered dishonest, distorted and manipulated news reporting in the fighting between Israel and the Hamas terrorist forces of Gaza in the past two weeks. We're enraged. But Shraga Simmons, an experienced observer and analyst of this kind of malicious, unprofessional media behaviour, has gone beyond anger, coolly pulling together several egregious examples in this brief online video so that its implications can be considered, and perhaps understood, by a larger audience.
They don't explain the war. They don't justify one side over the other. But they illustrate the active participation - knowing or unwitting - of some of the world's most influential news media in engineering a public opinion response by means of fraud.