Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Endangering the roots of civilisation

According to the Jerusalem post,the world's media is endangering the roots of our civilisation.

In a article in yesterday's edition it claims that

Leading the charge is Time magazine, the most recent cover of which prominently features a Star of David behind barbed wire, a startling and disturbing image that seems to suggest a parallel between the Gaza war and the Holocaust, presumably not to Israel's credit.

Of course it would be a lot easier if the media were actually allowed in to report on the conflict but the paper has certainly got it in for Time and continues

Time likes to use Holocaust imagery that hints that Israel is doing to the Palestinians what the Nazis did to the Jews.

Time magazine however doesn't take this lying down and in a piece written today by Andrew Butters Lee argues that

Israel's decision to keep the Western press out of Gaza may also have backfired, because it's given a monopoly of coverage to the more inflammatory reporting of Arab satellite television stations such as Al Jazeera and Al Arabiyya that maintain bureaus in Gaza. And while there are many excellent Palestinian journalists working for the Western press in Gaza, there have been some examples of doctored photographs and suspicious looking videos showing civilian suffering.

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