US Media’s Pro-Israeli Bias
Response to the Freedom Flotilla Slaughter
By Stephen Lendman
In promoting his 2008 book, “Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid,” Jimmy Carter said one reason for writing it was “to provoke (unbiased) discussion, which is very rarely heard in this country” on the question of Israel. In America, “any sort of debate back and forth, any sort of incisive editorial comment in the major newspapers, is almost completely absent….There are no significant countervailing voices” to deter Israel from getting away with murder, an illegal blockade, aggressive wars, and the most extreme crimes against humanity; its latest, of course, the massacre of peace activists taking aid to besieged Gazans.
Besides coming from officials and their spokespersons, Israel’s propaganda arm, Israel Politik, said “Israel had no choice but to stop the flotilla from breaking the blockade….While Israel was forced to take action in international waters, its actions are supported by international maritime law.”
False. Under international law, interdictions in international waters constitute piracy in the broadest sense of the term, and blockades are acts of war….
Sadly, this is what passes for journalism in America, especially on television and talk radio – disinformation, distortion and suppression of the truth that can’t pass the smell test – why Project Censored alerts about a “truth emergency,” glaringly in reporting about Israel.
What Passes for TV News in America – All Propaganda All the Time
Especially in reports about Israel, a nation that can do no wrong on cable or broadcast news and talk shows, leaving viewers hopelessly misinformed.
Never are guests like Noam Chomsky invited on or are comments like his aired in response to the Flotilla massacre, saying:
“It is worth bearing in mind that the crime is nothing new. For decades, Israel has been hijacking boats in international waters between Cyprus and Lebanon, killing or kidnapping passengers, sometimes bringing them to prisons in Israel including secret prison/torture chambers, sometimes holding them as hostages for many years.”
Israel has been out-of-control for decades, now more than ever….