And This Is Why We Talk About Media Bias

From Fox News:

The British-based Reuters news agency has been stung for the second time by charges that it edited politically sensitive photos in a way that casts Israel in a bad light. But this time Reuters claims it wasn’t at fault.

The news agency reacted to questions raised by an American blogger who showed that Reuters’ photo service edited out knives and blood traces from pictures taken aboard the activist ship Mavi Marmara during a clash with Israeli commandos last week. Nine people were killed and scores were injured in the clash.

Here’s the photo in question:

Yeah, that knife's not important to the context or anything . . .

Kudos to Little Green Footballs for catching Reuters.

Meanwhile Pilar Rahola, a Spanish politician, journalist and activist, has written a piece defending Israel from what she calls Europe’s war against them for Frontpage Magazine.  Just an excerpt to whet the appitite for more:

The international press does major damage when reporting on the question of the Israeli-Palestinian issue. On this topic they don’t inform, they propagandize. When reporting about Israel, the majority of journalists forget the reporter code of ethics. And so, any Israeli act of self-defense becomes a massacre, and any confrontation, genocide. So many stupid things have been written about Israel, that there aren’t any accusations left to level against her. At the same time, this press never discusses Syrian and Iranian interference in propagating violence against Israel; the indoctrination of children and the corruption of the Palestinians. And when reporting about victims, every Palestinian casualty is reported as tragedy and every Israeli victim is camouflaged, hidden or reported about with disdain. . . .

I am not Jewish. Ideologically I am Left and by profession a journalist. Why am I not as anti-Israeli as my colleagues? Because as a non-Jew I have the historical responsibility to fight against Jewish hatred and currently against the hatred for their historic homeland, Israel. To fight against anti-Semitism is not the duty of the Jews, it is the duty of the non-Jews.

Mrs. Rahola and I would probably disagree on just about everything politically, but I appreciate the lack of hypocrisy in her Leftism.  And make no mistake:  The attitude of most leftists towards Israel is utterly hypocritical, and worthy of nothing but scorn.

Shalom.

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