Thursday, January 08, 2009

Gaza reporting like a football match

Robert Fisk was on the world service last night and described the reporting from the Middle East as being like a football match.

You can read a summary transcript HERE courtesy of media workers against the War but here is an excerpt

If the western journalists were in Gaza they would be able to talk not to the man the street but to the man and the woman and the child in the hospital. And we can’t do that, none of us can. And that is the problem.
It’s not that the images are a distortion – the images are real. The distortion is when we’re told afterwards that the Palestinians deserve it or indeed that the Palestinians had it coming to them because Hamas was using them, Hamas was in the school.

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