Wrong comparison & ... part of a greater problem - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • alon
    • 18.03.11 | 07:32 (IST)

    First, the comparison of news agency to government agency is silly and meaningless. Second, the comparison is actually the problem. Hasbara has become such a huge political matter, a central and public role of the government. Hasbara credentials are one of the main voting points. Ironically, this means news agencies are going to be very reluctant to take official positions as anything but propaganda, they don't like to see themselves influenced by it.

    from the article: Israel stooped to Al Jazeera's level with photos of murdered Itamar family
    First published 02:15 18.03.11 | Last updated 02:15 18.03.11
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