Bad journalism or pro-Palestinian bias?

Truth Revolt reports on an interesting experiment on the streets of Paris:

Jewish journalist and correspondent for NRG Zvika Klein took to the streets of Paris to get reactions to a curiously worded and very bogus headline that puts the focus on the deaths of the Islamists who just terrorized their city, not the victims. It’s an experiment meant to expose the bias from world media as they regularly paint Israel as the aggressor when Palestinians launch terrorist attacks against them.

The fabricated headline read:

“7 Men Shot Dead During Paris Attack; 129 Dead”

Incredibly, this parody is almost identical to a BBC headline that was posted after one of several knife attacks in Jerusalem in October perpetrated by Palestinians against Jewish victims; in this case, two Israelis killed, and a mother and baby wounded. It read:

“Palestinian Shot Dead After Attack Kills Two”   

Unlike the rest of the world, who generally ignores such bias, Parisians were none too happy about this “reporting” of their recent terror attacks. The passersby in the interviews said things like:

“I’m surprised to read [it] that way.”

“It’s very shocking.”

“This is false. It’s just lying.”

All the terrorists should be mentioned as terrorists.”

“We have to call them terrorists. It’s important to call them terrorists, because they are not people like us, you know?”

Even though these people were innocently duped by a false headline, Klein knows that is not the case for Israelis.

“This kind of thing happens all the time in relation to Palestinian terrorism committed against Israelis,” he said in The Algemeiner. “Where terrorists aren’t considered terrorists, but rather victims of the Israeli army or police.”

In the BBC example above, watchdog groups and the Israeli Government Press Office were able to convince the network to correct its headline and issue an apology, after threat, of course. But most times, the headlines remain.

And this is one reason Klein made the video. Another, he said, was the inspiration of witnessing the people of Israel draping themselves in French flags after the attacks and mourning and weeping their losses. He goes on to note that “the Western world doesn’t seem to be behind Israel in the same way.”

“We don’t feel the reciprocity,” Klein added.

Is it bad journalism or pro-Palestinian bias…or both?

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

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