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May 15, 2012

"Fighting Distorted Media Coverage of Israel"

Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld.

In an interview with Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld, CAMERA Executive Director Andrea Levin states:

Media coverage of the Middle East is often distorted. There are no enforceable codes of professional conduct which apply to the media. One can thus obtain change only in two ways. One is through private appeals for accuracy, balance and fair play. The other is through public exposure of journalistic misconduct.

Read the complete interview here.

Posted by at May 15, 2012 11:39 AM


Biased media is really just an extension of Antisemitism. The Jews have always been a favorite punching bag for the world's ills. A personal analogy would be a drug addict, as the person's life begins to unravel, they point the finger at everyone else. If they get fired, they would say the manager has a personal vendetta against them, etc. Just like the addict, international problems will never get solved by scapegoating others. Only when people are willing to admit there is a problem and that it was of their own doing can we ever have a realistic chance at improving things. This is precisely the problem in the middle east. From day one, the Arabs didn't take the approach of living in peace, their decision was to cause as much murder and mayhem as they can. When I hear that Israel is willing to give up land or be dictated to where they can build in their own country, pull out of strategic outposts that help Israel stay secure, and even adhere to where their capital will be located, I have real problems with this. None of these actions will enhance the possibility of peace one iota. In reality, it makes things worse. The mainstream media perpetuates bigotry with biased and false accusations against Israel. The media has a profound influence on peoples opinions and behavior. There are some whose hatred is so embedded in them that nothing will change their mind. But, through advocacy and education, media bias can be mitigated.

Posted by: Blacktop at May 27, 2012 10:59 AM

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