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Separated at Birth?

Members of the Kadima party, and Hamas terrorists.

 

 

Well, of course I don’t think they are separated at birth. But the mainstream media sure do.

 

Take the caption for the AP photo on the left:

Militants of the Kadima party stand next to portraits of acting prime minister Ehud Olmert, right, and ailing prime minister Ariel Sharon at the Kadima headquarters in Jerusalem Wednesday March 22, 2006. The centrist party Kadima (forward in English) was founded by Ariel Sharon in Nov. 2006 after leaving the right-wing Likud party and is the front-runner in the polls for the upcoming March 28 general elections. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

And now the caption for the Reuters photo on the right:

Masked Hamas militants march during a Hamas rally in Gaza February 26, 2006. Hamas’s prime minister-designate Ismail Haniyeh on Sunday denied he had suggested the Palestinian Islamist group might one day recognise Israel, saying there was only a possibility of achieving a long-term truce. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

It is bad enough that the mainstream media use the euphemism “militants” to describe terrorists. Now they have gone many steps further by comparing members of a centrist Israeli party that supports peace with the palestinians (and has never perpetrated any terrorist attacks) with terrorists calling for Israel’s destruction and who are constantly perpetrating terror attacks against innocent men, women, and children.

 

If this is not evidence of mainstream media bias against Israel, I do not know what is.

 

Update: AbbaGav has also noticed this, and points out that while he thinks it was a “typographical” mistake, it is consistent with the mainstream media’s approach of moral equivalence. I am not even sure it was a typographical mistake, but even if it was, now what we are seeing is the mainstream media comparing the Israeli center to the palestinian terrorists, which is a new low for them.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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