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Daily Briefing: AP EXPOSES ITS PROPAGANDIST’S STRIPES (May 20, 2021)

I’m Fed Up:  Blake Ezra, Times of Israel, May 16, 2021 I’m fed up. I don’t want to write this, but I’m fed up. I’m fed up, and I’ve seen it all before.

Associated Press, Hamas Propagandists:  David Harsanyi, National Review, May 17, 2021

“Pruitt knowingly puts journalists at risk every day he sends them to places such as Gaza, where the ruling regime wages war behind civilians it uses as shields.”

s more than 1,500 Hamas rockets were flying toward Israeli cities with the express purpose of murdering civilians, CNN could spare only around four minutes — in total — to cover the topic during an entire week of prime time. Typically, it’s only when the Jewish state begins defending itself that the story gets any real traction.

Many journalists are ‘dangerously ignorant’ about what is driving the war against Israel: Bolt

Yet Again, the Media Blames Israel for a Conflict Hamas Started: Phyllis Chesler, IPT News, May 12, 2021

 “Right now, Sheikh Jarrah, Palestinian elections, the Hamas-Fatah civil war, the Abraham Accords, U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Iran sanctions, Jerusalem Day, the Meron tragedy, Israel’s electoral issues and American money and diplomacy are all tangled.”

Islamist terrorist groups, Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad have launched more than 1,200 rockets (and counting) toward Israel since Monday, and the United Nations (!), is keeping close watch, issuing warnings, and sharing their fears that a full-scale “war” is about to break out.

I only vaguely remember the United Nations weighing in worriedly all those years when rockets, incendiary kites, and burning tires exploded on southern Israel, causing panic and life-long trauma in both children and adults. Not war enough? Or earlier, when Israeli civilians were being blown up in buses, hotels, nightclubs, and in their homes—which is what led Israel to build its security fence, aka “the apartheid wall,” to keep the terrorists out. It worked.

The Bad Optics of Fighting for Your Life:  Bari Weiss, Substack, May 13, 2021

I am writing to you from the waiting room of my fertility clinic. Getting pregnant when you are gay is not so romantic, so we try to do little things to make it nice. Last night I took a bath. We watched “Mare of Easttown.” Nellie opened a bottle of red. Then she grabbed my stomach and gave me a shot to trigger ovulation.

I planned to take the morning off. The doctor says that stress is not good for baby-making. But sitting here, scrolling through my phone, looking at the tsunami of lies — lies that have permeated every Instagram story and every viral meme and every TikTok video and every popular Twitter account  — I am weeping.

Former AP Reporter Exposes Anti-Israel Media Bias:

What the Media Gets Wrong About Israel:  Matti Friedman, The Atlantic, Nov. 30, 2014

“I suggested that the cumulative effect has been to create a grossly oversimplified story—a kind of modern morality play in which the Jews of Israel are displayed more than any other people on earth as examples of moral failure. This is a thought pattern with deep roots in Western civilization.”

During the Gaza war this summer, it became clear that one of the most important aspects of the media-saturated conflict between Jews and Arabs is also the least covered: the press itself. The Western press has become less an observer of this conflict than an actor in it, a role with consequences for the millions of people trying to comprehend current events, including policymakers who depend on journalistic accounts to understand a region where they consistently seek, and fail, to productively intervene.

For Further Reference:

Associated Press’ Rough Week Continues After Report It Hired Anti-Israel Activist As News Associate:  Cortney O’Brien, Fox News, May 19,2021 — The Associated Press rough week continued on Wednesday, with reports it had hired an anti-Israel activist coming on the heels of a report that it shared a Gaza office building with Hamas military intelligence and criticism of its selective use of the term “crisis” on border issues.
 
GROTESQUE’: Mainstream Media Says Too Few Jews Have Died in Conflict to Make it Fair, Says Human Rights Lawyer:  United With Israel, May 19, 2021— Brooke Goldstein, founder and director of The Lawfare Project, shares her family’s “traumatizing” experience while living in Israel under a barrage of Hamas rockets.
 
Jerusalem Riots: What the Media — and Rashida Tlaib — Ignore:  David Harsanyi, National Review, May 10, 2021 – “I was 7 years old when I first prayed at the Al Aqsa with my sity,” Palestinian-American congresswoman Rashida Tlaib claimed Monday, in response to violent clashes near the holy site. “It’s a sacred site for Muslims. This is equivalent to attacking the Church of the Holy Sepulchre for Christians, or the Temple Mount for Jews.”
 
Hamas Cheerleaders: Professional Failures of the Western Media in Gaza Prof. Eytan Gilboa, BESA, Aug. 13, 2014 — Media framing of wars and military operations can significantly influence world public opinion, leaders, and policymaking.
 
#BelieveAllJournalists Erick Erickson, RealClear Politics, May 22, 2020 — When COVID-19 began impacting the United States, a vocal minority of conservatives began making statements that wound up being betrayed by the truth. For example, a recurring sentiment had been that the virus was nothing more than “a bad flu.” Many compared it to H1N1, the swine flu.

 

 

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