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World Media Blind To Israeli Protests

Maybe we need a few bodies thrown into the mix. A social uprising is going on for three weeks and none of the leading media channels seem to think this is important. Do we need to blow shit up to get the attention of the media?

So here there is something truly unique going on, that has nothing to do with the Palestinians, or the Arab world. Does that mean its not news worthy? Demonstrations all over the country, people living in tents in the center of every major city, protest marches of 150,000 people and growing, ministers and politicians trying to wiggle themselves into the public’s favor by publicly “supporting” the protestors – all this doesn’t count as news?

Do we need to put Bibi in a cage like they do in Egypt? Will that sell?

Do not forget Gilad

Since Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev had been lay to rest, the topic of Gilad Shalit has largely disappeared from the media. As cynical as it may sound, Gilad’s parents don’t manage to draw enough attention or to foster enough sympathy as did Karnit, Ehud’s widow.

Despite the overwhelming support the Israeli public had for the “deal” with Hezbollah, it was still controversial, and it has made the public reluctant to release more prisoners in the near future. And on top of this all, Olmert’s resignation and the scuffles of his successors will continue to draw our attention for at least another month. So Gilad’s pleas are now placed on the back burner, and I find it very disturbing.

I urge everyone in the Israeli public and the Israeli media to keep this issue at the top of our national concerns and at the top of the headlines. The time to free Gilad is NOW.

Understanding the Media

A man in Paris saw a pit bull attacking a toddler. He killed the pit bull and saved the child’s life. Reporters swarmed the fellow to cover the story….
“Tell us! What’s your name? All Paris will love you! Tomorrow’s headline will be: “Paris Hero Saves Girl from Vicious Dog!”

The man said, “But I’m not from Paris.”
Reporters: “That’s OK. Then the whole of France will love you, and tomorrow’s headline will read: “French Hero Saves Girl from Vicious Dog!”

The man said, “I’m not from France, either.”
Reporters: “That’s OK also. All Europe will love you. Tomorrow’s headlines will shout: “Europe’s Hero Saves Girl from Vicious Dog!”
The man said, “I’m not from Europe, either.”
Reporters: “So, where ARE you from?”
The man said, “I’m from Israel.”
Reporters: “OK… Then tomorrow’s headlines will proclaim to the world:
“Vicious Jew Kills Family Pet!!!”

Now, do you understand the media?

Reuters alters Beirut photo

Reuters Alters Beirut PhotoRead about the good work Reuters is doing, trying I guess to improve the overall situation in our region.
Hat Tip: LGF

Me Watching You Watching Me

This is how absured this thing is. I saw this as well yesterday and Lisa got it on her blog (WELL DONE !!). Check out her post on the live follow up across the border via television – all in realtime.

Live on Al Manar and Channel 10

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