Monday, December 24, 2007
Media Bias Toward Israel During Holidays
I saw these pictures in Yahoo Pictures about Israeli soldiers beating a Palestinian guy dressed in Santa Clause. They even go further by naming the article "Father Christmas being Beaten." Click here for the link to the pictures and the story. It is very sad because Yahoo decided to show these pictures and also cover the story. What is messed up about these pictures is that it invokes previous anti-Semitic feelings about Jews and Christians and this time the Jews are beating Santa Clause. What is even horrible about these pictures are that these “Santa” dressed liked that in purpose and invoked these soldier for a photo opportunity and they hit a jackpot with Yahoo. It is a fake scene created by a group of people to create a setting for certain purpose. That is not News worthy. Yet, Yahoo chose to cover it. However what the media failed to cover is another story where Christians in Hamas Land (Gaza Strip) had to play down Christmas. What is more messed up, Israeli soldiers struggling with five trouble makers who purposely tried to invoke soldiers to act that way for certain purposes, or thousands of religious minority forced by a group to play down Christmas? Another question the media totally ignored the second event. Which one do you think is more important to cover? Well, I would like to calls this Media Biased toward Israel.