Pick up the Sunday, Nov. 18 edition of the Washington Post and you’ll find a lengthy, front-page wrap-up about Israel’s antiterrorist counteroffensive in Gaza — with three perfect examples of pro-Palestinian, anti-Israel bias. all within eight paragraphs of each other (“GAZA CLASH WIDENS — Israel expands air assault against Hamas, says Tel Aviv-bound rocket was intercepted” by Karin Brulliard and Abigail Hauslohner).
Here they are by the numbers:
1) Brulliard and Hauslohner devote half a dozen paragraphs to a heart-tugging, up-close and personal account of two Gaza teachers awakened by the family’s windows shattering and their walls bursting open. The house next door, which belonged to a Hamas commander, sustained a direct hit. One of the teachers “frantically dug his five children out of the rubble.” The other teacher “rushed from room to room, crying and gathering her children’s clothing, school bags and dolls.” The Post quotes her as saying again and again, “Where are we going to go? The Israelis are responsible. They are the enemy of God. What did we do? Did we carry any missiles? Did we launch any rockets?” All very poignant. But what about similar scenes in Israel, where Hamas rockets by the hundreds have been pounding civilian targets from Ashkelon, Ashdod, and Netivot to the proximity of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem? Do Brulliard and Hauslohner devote as much space to cameos of Israelis, especially children, suffering from shock and post-traumatic stress? Does their suffering also rate half a dozen paragraphs of sympathetic coverage? If not six paragraphs, how about three… or maybe just one paragraph? Or a single despairing quote? But in the entire Post article, there isn’t a single sentence depicting Israelis frantically rushing to shelters as sirens blare at any time of day — or the traumas left in their wake. Nothing, nada. As Shakespeare might have protested: “If you prick us, do we not bleed?”
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