What Media Bias? Part 199

Got this over at Ace of Spades:

So yesterday a Hamas supporter drove his car into a pack of people near a Jerusalem train station and killed a baby.

That baby is — was, rather — reportedly an American citizen…

…You will not believe the headlines AP gave to this story.

Take 1: Israeli police shoot man in east Jerusalem

Yes, they shot the man after he drove his car over a baby and then fled the scene. Odd that AP would find this to be the lede of the story…

The AP adjusted the headline as they went along and eventually conceded that the actual story wasn’t that a man was shot – apparently for no reason – by the Israeli police but, instead, that a terrorist attack had occurred.

One has to wonder: just how do reporters and editors think of these things? I mean, come on: this is a pretty straightforward thing. A terrorist plows into a bunch of Jews in Jerusalem – it is a horrible, terrible crime but it is not at all hard to understand. The Islamists hate the Jews and it is well known that out of this hatred comes a desire to kill, and especially to kill the most innocent and defenseless. This has been going on for a long time – and yet this story crosses the wire and the AP writes a headline which gives absolutely no information on what actually happened. It is as if the New York Times headline on December 8th, 1941 had read “Japanese Pilot Killed by U.S. Sailors over Pearl Harbor”.

It as if Jews are just not allowed to be victims – as the Evil Oppressors of Gaza, no story can be written which indicates why, perhaps, the Jews might want to keep a lid on the people in Gaza, or defend themselves against Palestinians. This was a bit more egregious than most, but you also have to wonder how many stories go through where no one challenges them. Just how many lies are being told these days?

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7 thoughts on “What Media Bias? Part 199

  1. tiredoflibbs October 24, 2014 / 12:12 pm

    I am surprised they did not say “Israeli police shoot Palestinian in east Jerusalem”

  2. Cluster October 24, 2014 / 12:21 pm

    Yesterday, CNN took delight in Bristol Palin’s anguish over a man assaulting her at party, yet CNN was silent when just recently Joe Biden’s son was discharged from the Navy for use of cocaine. The liberal media has lost all credibility and their ratings are as low as they have ever been – for good reason

    • M. Noonan October 24, 2014 / 5:38 pm

      They are just getting vile these days – here we are in Year Six of an alleged “War on Women”…but a conservative woman gets in a dust-up and the liberals think it worthy of laughter and scorn. Imagine if a prominent Democrat’s daughter had this happen to her and we all cracked jokes about it!

  3. Amazona October 24, 2014 / 1:10 pm

    “Just how many lies are being told these days?”

    Who can count that high? One pervasive lie that is not told BY the media but spread by media ad buys is the old Dem lie that by not paying for something like abortion or birth control (such as not funding Planned Parenthood) one is DENYING ACCESS to these things.

    As I have said, I never had an employer buy me beer, either, but I was hardly DENIED ACCESS to it.

    My point is, as a society we no longer seem to have the ability to tell when something is a lie.

  4. Amazona October 24, 2014 / 1:13 pm

    “It is as if the New York Times headline on December 8th, 1941 had read “Japanese Pilot Killed by U.S. Sailors over Pearl Harbor”.”

    That is really funny—though it would have had a natural place in the Left’s assertion that Pearl Harbor was a natural and perfectly acceptable response to the imperialist aggression of the United States in the Pacific.

    • M. Noonan October 24, 2014 / 5:39 pm

      Too true, I’m afraid.

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