Media, high pillar of civilization, pride of the developed world, crown jewel of any democracy, far (rightly) from being biased, “fair”, “free” and “ethical”… The title is addressing you.
You can cut all the flowers, but you cannot keep spring from coming.
As we navigate daily “a” distorted gallery, the glaring contrast between the spotlight cast on some and
the shadows shrouding others becomes an uncomfortable tableau. The dichotomy echoes the
oppressive silence enforced by the Western media that “beautify and nose-powder”, confining information and strangely by selectively applying censorship. In this unsettling narrative, objectivity is the art of selective disclosure that taints a casualty and information. As we traverse (ironically) the landscape of double standards, let’s pick some of the information and look it up from the mainstream.
While it only took 49 days of genocide and 8,000 children killed to get an article like the one below from the New York Times, and a change of heart in some other outlets, the media in Europe is a far cry from the noble Western values for human rights, at least the same way it glowed when it was about Ukraine. It’s worth reminding that Germany, for example, charged Russia with war crimes for ONE indiscriminate missile attack that killed 22 people. Israel has done this approximately 1,000 times.
The full article of the New York Times here: https://www.nytimes.com/2023/11/25/world/middleeast/israel-gaza-death-toll.html
There are a few many things that don’t comply with the proclaimed Western values when it comes to
this matter: Journalists from there aren’t that much valued, supported, or protected by their
“colleagues” in Europe. The number of journalists that have been killed (67) is practically a
record that has never been recorded before, and the silence about it is no less significant.
Below, is a rare example of information that reveals the unspoken truth:
“In Israel, Palestinian children as young as 12, get sentenced to 20 years in prison for throwing stones at
the IDF, while members of the IDF get off free for murdering children.” (Looks like apartheid).
- “Why don’t they protest peacefully?”
- Well it happened that in the “Great March of Return” in 2018/2019 they did and died for it and
when later asked by a reporter on RTE News TV Channel:
Question: “Why did the Israeli forces shoot dead protestors at the Gaza crossings?”
The GOVERNMENT SPOKESPERSON, Michal Maayan simply answered!
Answer: “Well, we can’t put all these people in jail.” (Acts like apartheid).
“The list of Palestinians to be potentially released by Israel has 300 names: —270 children —30 women
—233 have not been convicted of anything —21 are accused of throwing stones.”
Keeping this fact in mind, we must keep in mind that we are talking about occupied land:
Facts: “Rainwater is the property of ‘Israel’. Palestinians are forbidden from gathering rainwater. Source:
a UN report. ‘According to Israeli military orders in effect in the area, rain is the property of the Israeli
authorities and thus Palestinians are forbidden from gathering rainwater for domestic or agricultural
needs.” (Sounds like apartheid).