Monday, October 31, 2016

UK: The Independent blurs victim and perpetrator in pro-Palestinian violence

Via UK Media Watch:
Though most news outlets we surveyed covered the story fairly, the Independent again demonstrated its characteristic anti-Israel, pro-Palestinian bias by blurring victim and perpetrator in both their headline and lead sentence.

Here’s the headline of the Oct. 29th article by Rachael Pells.:

Now, here’s the opening sentence:
Police were called to an event at University College London after violent clashes between pro-Palestinian protesters and members of a pro-Israeli group.
Though the strap line and quotes provided in the body of the article provide some clarifying information about the incident, the headline and opening sentence falsely suggest to readers that both parties were to blame. 
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