Arie, better late than never, but what took so long? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • ARA
    • 01.04.07 | 17:09 (IDT)

    Thanks to Arie Shavit for publishing what many of us have long known. From nearly all of the Israeli press Ehud Olmert got the kid glove treatment. But why? To this too we know the answer. It is that most of our popular journalists are first and foremost dying for a peace agreement with the Palestinians. They thus base their enthusiasm for political candidates almost solely on their estimation of the candidates' ability to (in their minds) bring off peace. At the same time these journalists are blind to the mindset of Israel's peace partner, the Palestinians. Both Palestinian society as a whole and its democratically elected leaders espouse a destroy-Israel point of view. This situation is what brings our leading journalists to lead Israeli society up a blind alley.This is journalism at almost its worst. (The worst scenario would be for our journalists to tell us not lies of omission (as they do), but plain old straightforward lies.)

    from the article: Media malfunction
    First published 00:00 29.03.07 | Last updated 00:00 30.03.07
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