Media Manipulation 101

Today, Australian ABC’s Foreign Correspondent aired a very one-sided report on Israel and the BDS movement.

Here’s the video. It is worth watching the whole thing to see exactly how journalist Eric Campbell tries to manipulate the viewer.

Of note:

  • A palestinian activist called Cairo Arafat. Sounds to me like her namesake, her family’s from Egypt.
  • Cairo Arafat speaking of a two-state solution, despite the clear chants of “From the River to the Sea” (i.e. one state called Palestine supplanting Israel) by her fellow palestinians
  • Palestinian workers celebrating with their Jewish bosses, prompting Campbell to editorialize “it did feel slightly played up for the benefit of our camera”
  • Eric Campbell asking the pro-palestinian Israeli “Are you anti Zionist”, followed by “Are you antisemitic?”
  • Arab-Israeli Member of Knesset Ahmed Tibi speaking of apartheid. I repeat: Arab Israeli Member of Knesset Ahmed Tibi.


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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