Jews Don’t Control the Media

On November 1, 2010,

Clearly, Jews don’t even have a big say in the media or Israel would not receive such dis­parag­ing treat­ment. Nev­er­the­less, Israel is a coun­try that the world loves to talk about 24/7. Many times, the media pro­files the country’s tech­no­log­i­cal and med­ical break­throughs but not nearly often enough. Instead, the Jew­ish State con­tin­ues to get pum­meled by neg­a­tive cover sto­ries (e.g. it wasn’t Israel’s recent AIDS break­through that made the cover of Time) while reporters turn a blind eye and a deaf ear to the ele­phant in the room. Jen­nifer Hanin sug­gests US jour­nal­ists need a wake-up call when fea­tur­ing Israel, and her recent blog dis­cusses how the left­ist media is act­ing irre­spon­si­bly by cast­ing a neg­a­tive light on the Jew­ish State.

There is a grow­ing epi­demic state­side. It has noth­ing to do with the menin­gi­tis out­break in North­ern Col­orado or the cholera epi­demic in in Haiti or even the vig­i­lant strain of malaria rav­aging dozens in the Venezue­lan Ama­zon. This dis­ease has every­thing to do with the fact that our media has become so left­ist that reporters con­tin­u­ally bypass the car­casses in the road and harp on a bystander’s pas­sen­ger mir­ror instead. Today, the Wash­ing­ton Post ran a slanted story about how Amer­i­can Jews are becom­ing more lib­eral and dis­en­gaged from the reli­gious laws that Israeli Jews enforce.

The author even inter­viewed a woman who cor­rob­o­rated that view. But for mil­lions of Amer­i­can Jews and non-Jews, that sen­ti­ment is sim­ply untrue. It’s exactly these kinds of one-sided fal­lac­ies that help frame pub­lic opin­ion against Israel.

It’s no sur­prise that Amer­i­can Thinker called out Time Mag­a­zine for tak­ing a pot­shot at Israel just after the mag­a­zine claimed the Jew­ish State didn’t care about peace. Please!  sup­pose Iran’s ter­ror prox­ies do? This line of think­ing is noth­ing short of absurd. But Time went too far in their Sep­tem­ber 13 issue by blam­ing Israel if peace talks fail. Gee, why not review a sliver of his­tory and blame the Pales­tini­ans instead since they’ve made a career out of say­ing no to peace? Now, that would be a novel (and true at the same time).

Why isn’t the the US press all over the fact that Netanyahu just offered a peace plan grant­ing imme­di­ate state­hood to the Pales­tini­ans with a 10-year tran­si­tion period to work out the details? This doesn’t sound like an action from a state that doesn’t care about peace.  have a rel­a­tives and friends in Israel so  should know whether Israelis care about peace. The alter­na­tive is ran­dom mur­ders from sui­cide bomb­ings and quas­sam mis­siles.  don’t think that jives with any civ­i­lized per­son. The media has it wrong. The only peo­ple that don’t care about peace are the ter­ror prox­ies that would be left job­less and the thug that funds their activ­i­ties, Ahmadine­jad. Why our gov­ern­ment allowed that crim­i­nal to step foot on US soil is beyond me. The US has spe­cial barred off places for degen­er­ates like that.

Why is our media in the dark when it comes to the real prob­lem in the Mid­dle East? What kind of ter­ror­ism acts do Islamic extrem­ists have to engage in to wake up US jour­nal­ists who are actively dele­git­imiz­ing demo­c­ra­tic Israel? Wouldn’t the Wash­ing­ton Post serve Amer­i­cans bet­ter by cov­er­ing the toner car­tridge filled with explo­sives that flew on at least one pas­sen­ger air­liner? One won­ders who is sup­port­ing our major media out­lets that are focus­ing on such watered down, one-sided sto­ries. For those too quick to point the fin­ger at Israel at all times, learn­ing there is a poten­tial Saudi bomb-maker ter­ror­ist con­nec­tion shouldn’t sur­prise you.

On the other hand, Israeli Prime Min­is­ter Ben­jamin Netanyahu has a pulse on the real prob­lem. He told his cab­i­net that stop­ping global ter­ror­ism is one of the issues that he will address at the Gen­eral Assem­bly of The Jew­ish Fed­er­a­tions of North America:

“This Gen­eral Assem­bly will be held against the back­ground of reports about the attempt to attack the Jew­ish com­mu­nity in Chicago, and the truth is that it does not mat­ter if the tar­get was a syn­a­gogue in Chicago or a rail­way sta­tion in Madrid, or Lon­don, or Mum­bai, or Bali,” Netanyahu said. “We are fac­ing a grow­ing wave of ter­ror­ism by extrem­ist Islam. It is grow­ing in the scope and brazen gall of its attacks, in the weapons with which it is arm­ing itself and in the sweep­ing objec­tives of the lead­ers of global terrorism.”

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