NBC on Gaza Conflict: News Reporting Fail

After seeing this distressing, biased report from Israel on NBC, on the Nightly News:

my friend Dvora sent the following email to the NBC News Division:

As a longtime viewer of NBC News and the Today Show, I am horrified by your imbalanced coverage of the conflict between Israel and Gaza. Your reporting from Gaza never shows Hamas militants, as per the directives of Hamas to foreign journalists. It is understandable that you would want to protect your journalists from the threats that exist against them in Gaza, but it is unethical and unprofessional.

Portraying the Gazan side as innocent civilians, while showing only Israeli soldiers, creates a one-sided view that distorts the reality on the ground. In your reporting, Palestinian assertions are always taken at face value, while the Israeli government only “claims.”

Where is the footage of the multiple teams of terrorists who have attempted to infiltrate into Israel through terror tunnels?

Where is the documentation of their automatic weapons, handcuffs, tranquilizers, and syringes, whose only purpose is to murder and kidnap Israeli citizens?

Why is there no mention of the extensive celebration in Gaza and West Bank Arab settlements every time an Israeli soldier in killed or injured?

Where is the footage of the fireworks and distribution of sweets exulting the rumor that an Israeli soldier was kidnapped?

Why have you failed to discuss the millions of dollars poured into the construction of terror tunnels and weapon storage bunkers under Gaza, built with funds intended to build an economy and help the populace?

Not once have you displayed the footage of Hamas spokesmen that openly demand that Palestinians serve as human shields!

Why is there no coverage of the human toll in Israel?

Are you purposefully reporting with an anti-Israel bias, or are you simply the useful idiots of the radical left and their terrorist darlings?

I could go on further with the failings of NBC News in reporting this conflict, but I will conclude with this:

You have been made the dupes and pawns of perpetrators of terror. By buying into their manipulative and false party line, you aid and abet terror.

For shame.

Now let’s see how NBC responds.

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  • Hellinahandcart

    Waiting….

  • CableLegend

    NBCs coverage has been appalling and yet, today a lady goes on MSNBC (cable news sister network) and complains about the lack of time given by msnbc and nbc to Palestinians, especially Hamas leaders- she was complaining that Bibi is all over the network with in depth interviews. It was laughable.

    • Sharon A

      Hamas leaders are hiding in Qatar or under ground, so anyone reporting from Gaza has hard time finding them, unless they call a cease fire for a few minutes to provide a few sound bites in English, but Hamas knows that wailing women and blood is better for ratings anyway.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    What makes you think NBC will even acknowledge receipt of your complaints? Like so much of the scum that dominate the media, its bosses and editors hide behind the skirts of their reporters. Goebbels at least was a man about taking responsibility for the hate propaganda he put out.

    • unpluggged

      What? Goebbels was responsible? That’s why that coward poisoned himself along with his children?

    • unpluggged

      What? Goebbels was responsible? That’s why that coward poisoned himself along with his children?

      • Norman_In_New_York

        Only when Goetterdammerung struck and his cause was lost.

        • unpluggged

          He didn’t because of impunity, not because of responsibility or bravery. Then when it became apparent that he was going to be caught by his arse and brought to justice, he murdered his own children. A really courageous guy, nuff said.

        • unpluggged

          He didn’t because of impunity, not because of responsibility or bravery. Then when it became apparent that he was going to be caught by his arse and brought to justice, he murdered his own children. A really courageous guy, nuff said.

  • mzk1_1

    I was shocked by a fair article in the Washington Post, the contents of which appeared to be ignored by another article in the same paper quoting the first! In the meantime, NBC is morphing into MSNBC.

  • CableLegend

    Richard Engle’s report tonight was as bad as any, filled w/ Hamas propaganda. It’s out of control.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Meanwhile MSNBC claims the news is too pro Israel. Someone needs to fly a jetliner full of Arabs into their HQ

    • CableLegend

      She is now on twitter claiming her “forthcoming tv appearances” have now been canceled.

      http://www.mediaite.com/online/msnbc-guest-who-slammed-israel-coverage-claims-upcoming-tv-appearances-cancelled/

      • Jim from Iowa

        Ms. Jebreal has a passionate hatred for Israel and it shows with every appearance she is allowed on American TV. MSNBC has no business putting her on the air. Really, who is she anyway?

        • Sharon A

          Thanks Jim. She is a journalist or paid employee of Arab media PR machine?

          • CableLegend

            She is considered an “analyst”, which basically means she is out on air to say whatever comes to mind.

      • Sharon A

        Wow missed that gem. Cancelled? Why was she allowed air time in first place?

  • IDF4ever

    No more mercy for the Palestinians. We should ship them off to camps and burn them all, because we CAN and it’s ok, no one will miss them. Long live Israel.

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  • Joel Kent

    Why is there never a HAMAS SPOKESPERSON ok MAN from HAMAS? THey hide in the concrete bunkers Israel has allowd them to build. THey do not expose themselves to the danger they expose their citizens to. ATruce is JUSTTHAT. A TRUCE. THE CESSATION oF HOSTILITIES TO BEGIN A DIALOG. A truce does not come with DEMANDS. or conditions. YES OR NO.
    The nightvision video taken by drone several weeks ago shows the tunnel rats like the tunnel rats in Viet Nam sneaking in under cover of darkness. SURPRISE. THis is 2014 and the attempt is caught on camera and retalliation immediate and devastating. Senator Rubio has it right because he knows that by the grace of G-D goes Florida. If President CASTROdecided to rain rockets on MIAMI he knows that the Island of CUBAwould be an asterisk in the history books.

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