What Media Bias? Part 200

The New York Times headline:

1 Israeli and 3 Palestinians Killed in Attacks in West Bank

Sounds like someone is attacking, but the headline doesn’t make clear who attacked – but given that its three to one dead Palestinians, must be those dratted Israelis, right?

So, what happened? Well, three Palestinians launched attacks against Jews in the West Bank. The attackers managed to kill one Jewish woman while the three Palestinian attackers were killed by Israeli soldiers and civilians. A headline for this should properly be, “Jewish Woman Murdered in West Bank” or some such…but the New York Times can’t do that because Narrative. A narrative which has it that Israelis are somehow responsible for all deaths in the West Bank, Gaza and Israel.

The most horrific aspect of the story is that the terrorists sent out a 16 year old girl to do some killing – she was rammed by an Israeli car and shot by an Israeli soldier before she could carry out her design. In reality, that is the lede – nicely buried by the Times under a fog of “reporting” which attempts to get the reader’s mind off what is really happening – Jews are being targeted for random attacks and the people orchestrating the attacks don’t care even for the lives of their own children (though the Times manages to quote the father of the girl saying the killing of the would-be 16 year old murderer is a crime against childhood!). What the world needs to know is not the body count (and especially a body count which by noting the higher number of Palestinian deaths tries to make out that the Israelis are acting badly), but a clear understanding of what sort of people the Israelis are dealing with – people who send out children to commit murder.

The truth is what we need, but that is not what we’re going to get from the MSM.

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4 thoughts on “What Media Bias? Part 200

  1. Cluster November 25, 2015 / 10:03 am

    I want to wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving and implore upon all of you to really think about the core problem this world faces as you gather with your family. If only we would address the real problem of climate change, we could bring about peace:

    A climate summit taking place against the backdrop of climate-fuelled violence and migration can only be relevant if its central goal is the creation of conditions for lasting peace…………Paris “should be considered not just a climate summit but a peace conference—perhaps the most significant peace convocation in history.” But it can only do that if the agreement builds a carbon-safe economy fast enough to tangibly improve lives in the here and now. We are finally starting to recognize that climate change leads to wars and economic ruin. It’s time to recognize that intelligent climate policy is fundamental to lasting peace and economic justice.

    If only we had planted more trees and showed the Jihadists that we were serious about lessening our carbon footprint, we may not have been subject to all of this “climate fueled” violence. So here’s hoping the world elites can finally agree on good sound policies of wealth redistribution and ultimately put the industrialized world through a 12 step process lessening our addiction to oil so that we can finally live in peace. Now that would be a Happy Thanksgiving.

    http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/why-a-climate-deal-is-the-best-hope-for-peace

  2. Amazona November 25, 2015 / 9:23 pm

    On Thanksgiving Eve, I want to wish all of you a very happy “white-supremacy holiday, which only trivializes and glorifies the genocide of the Native Americans by the pilgrims”, and which is a dog whistle for racism, nativism, and any ‘ism’ you wish to include.

    Please take the time to learn more about how a handful of mostly pacific Quakers committed “genocide” against vast numbers of Native Americans, and you find a record or reference on how many Native Americans were killed by pilgrims I would appreciate you sharing this with me.

    I’d also appreciate some information on how remembering the pilgrims’ sharing a meal with Native Americans “glorifies” genocide. Clearly as I embark on my own apology tour I need to start with an apology for not understanding the microagressions exhibited by the pilgrims when they came together with Native Americans and celebrated friendship and cooperation without consideration of race or religion.

    Actually, now that I think of it, I do see the outrage. How DARE anyone relate to anyone else without making judgments based on skin color or religious belief? How primitive and unenlightened. Today’s Leftists could really teach them a thing or two.

  3. Amazona November 25, 2015 / 9:27 pm

    A question about the riots protests in Chicago. I could understand outrage if a police officer callously killed someone (anyone, any age, any race, any gender) and was not held accountable. But here the city acted, the dead man’s family got $5 million, and the police officer in question is facing murder charges. So what is there to “protest”?

    Clearly now that a mob has been assembled and amped up to act like savages at a moments’ notice, it is essential that it be given a steady diet of things to “protest”as they act out their street theater.

    • M. Noonan November 26, 2015 / 12:33 am

      I think they’ll only gin up a riot if there’s a not-guilty verdict. The real scandal here is how the Democrat machine in Chicago – run by a former Clintonista – covered things up. And that is why I think in the end the MSM will let this one slide…the shooting does fit their Narrative, but the overall politics of it is a discredit to Democrats.

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