A Nomination For The World Cup of Media Manipulation

In a report titled FIFA World Cup arouses Gazans’ enthusiasm despite daily woes, China’s Xinhua news includes this photo of Gazans watching a FIFA World Cup match on television:

It is an almost pathetic scene, with spectators hard-pressed to see the action on the small and dated television. The photo seems designed to highlight the plight of Gazans (and staged).

Of course, they could have chosen other images of Gazans watching the World Cup, like these:

But that would clearly contradict the narrative they are trying to put forward.

In other news, “concentration camp” Gaza has large halls with huge televisions for watching sporting events.


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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