MSM Bias Turns Violent

During this past summer’s Israeli – Hezbollah war in Lebanon, a Reuters photographer was caught doctoring photos to bolster MSM claims that the Jewish state was deliberately and indiscriminately bombing civilian areas of Beirut. The prejudice displayed by that photographer was not an anomaly.

From FrontPage Magazine:

When Cameramen Attack

Following the Reuters Fauxtography scandal, another of the press agency’s employees is in trouble, as Israel National News explains:

On Tuesday, a Reuters cameraman was remanded to prison until trial for his part in rock-throwing attacks on security forces in Bil’in, where the separation fence is a constant target of protesters. The cameraman, Imad Muhammad Intisar Boghnat, was arrested and charged as a result of violent riots in the Arab village of Bil’in, in the Modi’in region, on October 6, 2006. A videotape that the prosecution presented to the judge shows Boghnat encouraging and directing rioters in Bil’in to throw large chunks of rock at Israeli vehicles in such a way as to cause maximum damage. The accused is heard shouting, “Throw, throw!” and later, “Throw towards the little window!”

This is not the first time that members of the media have taken an active role in the story. Reuters itself was accused in September 2006 of misusing press vehicles to transport Hamas-linked Palestinians, while the entire issue is best summed up by Fayad Abu Shamala, a BBC correspondent in Gaza, who declared at a Hamas rally on May 6, 2001: “Journalists and media organizations [are] waging the campaign shoulder-to-shoulder together with the Palestinian people.”

H/T: Stefania

2 thoughts on “MSM Bias Turns Violent”

  1. Its election time and it is always amazing to see the stories about dirty politics in the msm. Oh how righteous they are sounding off about mud slinging, gutter politics and the like. This from an industry that regularly files slanted and outright false stories with doctored photographs and phony documents. And now in an effort to get the “news” out we see a cameraman enciting violence. Increduously the press decries the new media (i.e. Babalublog) as having no accountability, narrow,and one sided (ofcourse if it is a left wing blog-then it is referred to as a grassroots movement, a groundswell of “the people.”) One would think that the truth is still the ultimate measure of journalism. If this is so I’ll take the new media and log my protest to save the trees from those outdated ancient propaganda agents like the NYT and Wash. Post.

  2. SNAKES.

    Don’t support them, don’t subscribe, don’t watch, don’t buy their products. It’s the only way to keep sliding further and further into the ratings black hole.

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