Tag: Media Bias

U.S. News Headlines on Israel-Palestine Show Systemic Bias: Study

A Palestinian girl

“The findings demonstrate a persistent bias in coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian issue—one where Israeli narratives are privileged and where, despite the continued entrenchment of the occupation, the very topics germane to Palestinians’ day-to-day reality have disappeared,” Owais Zaheer, one of the study’s authors, told The Intercept. “It calls to attention the need to more critically evaluate the scope of coverage of the Israeli occupation and recognize that readers are getting, at best, a heavily filtered rendering of the issue.”

via U.S. News Headlines on Israel-Palestine Show Systemic Bias: Study

Flinders Street attack: Media and Twits pull the terrorism trigger

The past 24 hours have been quite something. Bigots, fascists, righ wing commentators, some in the media, first reporting it as terrorism, then demanding we all call it terrorism even though it isn’t. They want blood, they want mayhem, they’re aching for it.

via Flinders Street attack: Media and Twits pull the terrorism trigger

Mass Shootings Still Happen All The Time, So Why Does The Press Look Away?

The argument, first at a gas station and then outside a home, started over missing car keys.In the early hours of Monday morning, police stepped in to quell the dispute between Allen Cashe and his girlfriend, Latina Herring, at a Sanford, FL, gas station. Then hours later they responded to a 911 call for an “aggravated battery” and fou

Source: Mass Shootings Still Happen All The Time, So Why Does The Press Look Away?

Why don’t we stand with Turkey, like we did with Paris and Orlando? | The Independent

Night was coming on as I arrived in Heathrow airport on Tuesday. In a waiting lounge at the airport’s central bus station, the urgent and meretricious tones of the television news could be heard. A gang of homicidal thugs had massacred 41 innocent people and injured 239 at Turkey’s Ataturk airport.

Source: Why don’t we stand with Turkey, like we did with Paris and Orlando? | The Independent

The Newsroom At Rupert Murdoch’s WSJ Is Fed Up With Its “Galling” Pro-Trump Coverage

A cloud of “gloom” and “dismay” hangs over The Wall Street Journal’s newsroom, where journalists are reportedly disappointed with the paper’s superficial election coverage and “‘flattering’” treatment of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Reporters at the Journal, whose parent company News Corp. is chaired by Rupe

Source: The Newsroom At Rupert Murdoch’s WSJ Is Fed Up With Its “Galling” Pro-Trump Coverage

German woman invented gang-rape story during Cologne NYE assaults – media — RT News

An 18-year-old woman who earlier claimed to have been brutally raped by a gang of refugees in front of a Cologne train station reportedly confessed that her chilling story was fiction the whole time – she hadn’t even been in the city on New Year’s Eve.

Source: German woman invented gang-rape story during Cologne NYE assaults – media — RT News

 Media Bias of the ABC never mentioned by Andrew Bolt  Why Abbott is trailing in the polls despite his successes .

The Abbott Government has a far better record than its Labor predecessor, but in politics these days successes don’t make up for mistakes. The Prime Minister needs a year of clear air.

Source: Why Abbott is trailing in the polls despite his successes – The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Copenhagen Shooting Suspect Was Danish-Born 22-Year-Old Known To Police: Andrew Bolt’s focus is on this story and not on Chapel Hill USA. Ask yourself why? Well done Danish Police. No! No! cries the right they are politically correct Liberal Left. Neutral is not good enough!!

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COPENHAGEN, Feb 15 (Reuters) – The gunman believed to have attacked a Copenhagen synagogue and a free speech event on Saturday was a Danish-born 22-year-old known to police because of past violence, gang-related activities and possession of weapons, police said in a statement on Sunday.

Police said they had identified the man, who was killed in an early-morning shootout on Sunday, but did not release his name. (Reporting by Teis Jensen; Writing by Balazs Koranyi; Editing by Kevin Liffey)