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August 13, 2014

Spoerl Captures Insanity of Hamas Coverage in New Hampshire Union Leader

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Joseph Spoerl, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy at St. Anselm's College in New Hampshire

Joseph Spoerl, Ph.D., a professor of philosophy at St. Anselm’s College in New Hampshire, highlights a huge problem in the coverage enjoyed by Hamas during the ongoing conflict in Gaza. In a piece published today in the New Hampshire Union Leader, Spoerl puts forth the following scenario:

Imagine that [during World War II American and British reporters had sent back a steady stream of news stories and photos highlighting the plight of German civilians: photos of ruined homes and apartment blocks, wailing women and children, overwhelmed hospitals and so forth. Suppose, further, that these reporters never mentioned anything about the ugly ideology of Hitler and the Nazis, their genocidal hatred for Jews, their plans for world conquest, their persecution of political opponents, etc.

We would all agree that reporters acting in this way would be guilty of a serious breach of journalistic ethics. They would be actively misleading their audience by telling only a small portion of the truth.

Spoerl observes that such a scenario is taking place today as reporters highlight the suffering of the residents of the Gaza Strip without addressing the agenda of the fascist organization that controls the territory. “As absurd as it sounds, the imaginary scenario sketched out here has been unfolding before our very eyes in the Gaza strip over the past month.”

He concludes his piece as follows:

Hamas is an imperialistic, totalitarian political movement driven by genocidal hatred for Jews — in short, an Islamic Nazi Party. It exists beside the world’s only Jewish state, a liberal democracy.

No aspect of the conflict is more important, or more ignored by the mainstream media, than this one.

Read the whole thing here.

Posted by dvz at August 13, 2014 03:43 PM

Comments

Excellent point! Like so much we watch on TV, it's 99% lies. Like the Nazis in WWII, the sick antisemitic ideology voiced by them was largely ignored by the West. If a dolphin is killed by Japanese fisherman or of baby seals are skinned alive by Aboriginal Canadians, the world screams. But when it comes to Jews being killed, injured, attacked or terrorized in any way, the world is asleep. The media has a lot to answer for. They need to take off their blind folds and report the whole truth and nothing but the truth!

Posted by: Leon Kushner at August 14, 2014 11:32 AM

he misses out explaining the 1 difference that
the jews are the stronger party in the gaza case & r being blamed because they protect their people at all costs [there is only 1 jew to every thousand muslims in the world]

Posted by: emes at August 14, 2014 01:24 PM

well stated.
How do we stop it?

Posted by: Jon at August 15, 2014 07:16 PM

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