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April 20, 2005

IDF Chief of Staff Comes Down on Israeli Media

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An Israeli military official lashed out today at the Israeli media, saying that it is ignorant, manipulative and shallow, the Jerusalem Post reports.


Outgoing Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Moshe Ya'alon lashed out at the Israeli media, accusing it of being ignorant, manipulative, shallow and lacking in ethics; he declared "we have turned into a nation of spins."

Speaking before the annual Israel Media Assocation gathering at Ben Gurion University on Wednesday, Ya'alon recalled the "fabricated" headlines that appeared in one of the newspapers ....

The Israeli media fails to stick to the facts and operates out of foreign interests, he said. ...

Living in a reality of constant media flow of "shallowness, ignorance and manipulations called spins, we have turned into a nation of spins," Ya'alon said.

It seems ironic that Israel's Ha'aretz newspaper also covered the story, considering the paper's own ethical problems.

CAMERA has recently noted that Ha'aretz provided false information about an Israeli garbage dump, whitewashed Hanan Ashrawi's MIFTAH organization, erased years of Palestinian violence, and refused to correct even a prominent front page error.

Posted by GI at April 20, 2005 04:14 PM