The Disproportionate Response

A commenter on CNN’s article about the downing of a hostile drone in Israel, which I posted about yesterday, makes a good observation:

The article has, at the time of this post, 3669 comments, and as expected, a fair amount are off topic, anti-Semitic or conspiracy theores. The disproportionality between any Israel related topic and other, far worse events, is mind boggling.

4 killed in Bagdad attack is fit for just 4 comments, and the continuous slaughter in Syria has made people indifferent.

Mention Israel in a title, and you’ve got yourself a winner:

Israel’s war is not disproportional, the battlefield is.

Update: The comments have now crossed the 4000 mark. 4000 comments on a 158 word article.

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  • Allah’s Porq Sandwich

    CNN readers aren’t indifferent to the slaughter of Syrian women and children, they support it. It’s the price of a ticket to the leftward blogerati

  • ziontruth

    How glorious it is, the way the people most likely to ridicule the Biblical doctrine of the Chosen People (the Jews as HaShem’s nation of priests) make it an indisputable fact by according so much importance to the events concerning the Jewish State.

    Off topic, though not by much: Philippine government signs its own Oslo Accords. (Yeah, I modified the headline a bit.) They could have learned from our experience, just as we could have learned from France’s experience in Algeria, that capitulating only brings the enemy closer home, but learning from the experience of others is so, y’know, old-fashioned.

    • Norman B.

      The Philippine situation is an anomaly in that there were Muslims in that country before there were Christians. The Muslim population is concentrated in around five provinces on Mindanao Island and in the Sulu Islands to its southwest. Luzon and the nine main Visayan Islands separating Luzon from Mindanao are almost entirely Christian.

    • mzk1

      Although as far as I can tell, “the chosen people” is a Christian term for Jews. Although there actually is a way to say it in Hebrew, which is more than can be said for that other Christina term, “the ten commmandments”.

  • http://anneinpt.wordpress.com anneinpt

    It’s the same with every other newspaper and website. Israel always gets a disproportionately huge response of commenters.

    “Jews is News” as the old saying goes. And if it’s not an old saying, it ought to be.

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