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?

Email this to someoneTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Share on FacebookShare on TumblrPin on PinterestShare on Reddit


Newest Posts

And finally… more edits to ethics code draft September 1, 2014, 9:32 pm
New ethics code draft is REALLY final, for now August 29, 2014, 6:17 am
Ethics Code Revision: Final Draft August 28, 2014, 7:22 pm
Wearing your emotions August 28, 2014, 3:07 pm
SPJ Board endorses ethics code draft revision August 27, 2014, 4:55 pm
SPJ Digital approved by Board August 27, 2014, 4:14 pm
Expand your freelance network – join SPJ’s freelance community! August 25, 2014, 9:27 pm

Copyright © 2007-2014 Society of Professional Journalists. All Rights Reserved. Legal

Society of Professional Journalists
Eugene S. Pulliam National Journalism Center, 3909 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46208
317/927-8000 | Fax: 317/920-4789 | Contact SPJ Headquarters | Employment Opportunities | Advertise with SPJ