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Worse Than a Crime, ITíS BLUNDERING ANALYSIS
Yidwithlid ^ | 3/20/09 | Barry Rubin

Posted on 03/20/2009 9:37:55 AM PDT by Shellybenoit

The problem, as we see repeatedly, with much media coverage of issues involving Israel is the way the story is defined. There need not be any sense of bias by a reporter. Merely copying what other journalists do or from a specific ideological framework—not because reporters have preconceptions but because they make far less effort than in the past to balance them—leads to a conception of the story that is skewed.

This appears subtly in news stories but very openly in analysis pieces. Consider Steven Gutkin, “Analysis: Mideast peace up to interlocking deals,” March 16, 2009. The lead is innovative but a bit clunky:

“The fate of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has become a collection of moving parts that somehow need to come together in a single package: an Israel-Hamas prisoner swap, a truce for Gaza, and new governments on both sides of the firing line that could pursue peace.”

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TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: hamas; likud; mediabias

1 posted on 03/20/2009 9:37:56 AM PDT by Shellybenoit
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