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.
- 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.