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Monday, March 14, 2011

Israel demands apology from CNN

Israel has demanded an apology from CNN for its outrageously biased coverage of Friday night's massacre of the massacre of the Fogel family from Itamar. This screen shot says it all.

This is from YNet:
Israel is demanding an apology from CNN over its coverage of Saturday's terrorist attack in Itamar claiming it was "tendentious and deceptive." Government Press Office director Oren Helman sent a letter to CNN's Bureau Chief Kevin Flower saying he was astonished at the network's coverage of the ruthless attack. A CNN website report avoided describing the event as a terror attack, noting that the Israel Defense Forces consider it an act of terrorism. "Only you decided to use the term terrorist attack in quotation marks, as if this were not necessarily the case," Helman wrote. "There is a limit to the extent of objectivity regarding such a horrific deed." . . .
But al-Beeb's report is just as bad.
The BBC also referred to the terrorist as an intruder in its report. "The family - including three children - were stabbed to death by an intruder who broke into their home, Israeli media reported," the BBC reported Saturday. Readers might deduce the family members died in a failed burglary attempt.
This is not the first time that Israel has had a run-in with CNN. In fact, Fox News got in here during the Oslo War, because CNN's coverage was so biased that the government wanted to provide Israelis with an alternative (they almost threw CNN out altogether, but relented and decided to just let Fox in).

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At 5:52 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

Good luck with that one.

In a world conditioned to seeing Israel as the bad guy, the MSM is going to treat anything Israel says with hostility bordering on contempt.

And you just had to know how short the Obama Administration's shelf life of sympathy for Israel was when it condemned new construction in Yesha. Sympathy for murdered Jews does not last for long in this world.

Media bias, US government bias.

What could go wrong indeed


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