Coverage of Palestinian crisis seems biased

From a diversity standpoint, the coverage of the problems facing the Palestinians seems biased against them.

President Bush has repeatedly said he wants to bring “democracy” to the Middle East, but only a democracy that supports his view of politics there.

When the Palestinians, in a free and open election, chose Hamas over the Fatah-led candidates, Mr. Bush didn’t like that and opposed the results. In other words, he supports democratic elections as long as the results are what he wants.

And, news coverage tends to support the president.

How is it that the United States and Israel can decide who is to govern the Palestinians. Today, June 21st, the New York Times News Service and AP reported that both agreed to declare President Mahmoud Abbas “the president of all Palestinians.”

Isn’t that dictatorial, and the opposite of a democracy?

And, isn’t the mainstream media feeding into it?

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