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Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Why Are British Media So Anti-Semitic?

It wasn't the U.S. or Canadian media that mis-reported about Jenin so seriously and prevalently. It was the Brits:
Nothing captures the insidious drip-drip of Jew hatred provided by the British media so clearly as the continued ritual invocation of the "Jenin massacre" two years after it was conclusively established that no such thing ever occurred. In the annals of shoddy, propaganda journalism, the reportage of the battle in Jenin by the British media, including the BBC, deserves a full chapter.
There were many more, similar incidents involving Jenin [click here to read more]. Why would the British media do such a thing? Here is one possible explanation.

Interviewed by Martin Himel in Massacring the Truth, Tim Benson, director of the British Cartoon Society, explains the award for the best political cartoon of 2003 to Dave Brown for his portrayal of a grossly fat Sharon dropping Palestinian babies into his mouth. Benson calls the cartoon a great one because of its emotional power.

What about the emotional power of Jewish children blown to bits by suicide bombers? Himel asks.

"Jews don't issue fatwas against journalists," Benson replies.

I see. The British media are afraid of fatwas, but U.S. and Canadian journalists aren't? I wonder why there's a difference.

[link courtesy of BenS]
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