Monday, 28 July 2014

Hamas official claims it rejected Egyptian deal to avoid recognizing Israel | The Times of Israel

Hamas official claims it rejected Egyptian deal to avoid recognizing Israel | The Times of Israel

10 ways in which RTE reveals its totally slanted attitude regarding the Middle East

1.  The vast amount of time given to Gaza - dominating bulletin after bulletin.

2.  The priority given to  Gaza as a lead story

3.  Totally ignoring both Syria and ISIS - even Christians being crucified by ISIS

4.  The selection of contributors  [ like the notorious  Norwegian Maoist Dr Mads Gilbert ]

5.  Uncritically repeating everything, both words and pictures, from Gaza  - as if it were not a totally Hamas-controlled zone, where Hamas controls media, access and hospitals

6. The attitude of RTE staff  [ also evident in body-language and tone, as well as in what they say ]

7.  Reporting as fact  [ and without any  reference to Hamas as source or censor ] of every claim from Gaza, but distancing RTE from Israel [ eg *Israel *SAID* ]

8.  Never correcting outrageous lies  - such as *Gaza has 2 M people* when CIA current estimate is 1.8 M, or *Gaza is the most densely populated area on earth*  - total and manifest nonsense since its +12,000 people per Square Mile is only marginally above the current very low Dublin City Density

9.  Never featuring critics of Hamas but regularly giving significant exposure to any critics of Israel, no matter how fringe or tendentious  they are [ like Ilan Pappe ]

10.  Never providing any balanced historical  context  or perspective,  but readily and repeatedly using every possible emotive picture

Yet more systematic RTE bias

This AM at 08.32, the Irish state-owned national *Public Service* broadcaster, RTE Radio 1 in *Morning Ireland* told us that over 1,000 palestinians *WERE* killed but that Israel *SAID* 40 soldiers  were killed.

And not a  word about how many of the palestinians were in fact terrorists in either Pal Islamic Jihad or Hamas

What are the real attitudes on each side ? Why Don’t I Criticize Israel? : : Sam Harris

Why Don’t I Criticize Israel? : : Sam Harris