Tuesday, June 19, 2012

HP Bias in Pictures (Part 8): Egyptians Kill Civilians

As mentioned yesterday, an Israeli civilian was killed in a terror attack yesterday along the Egyptian border. The Huffington Post covered the news, and as expected, used a generic, essentially worthless picture to accompany the article.

The description for this picture? "An Israeli soldier directs a tank, maneuvering near the border between Israel and Egypt, Monday, June 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)"

I googled the victim's name and the first result got me his picture:

But we all know by now that Israeli victims of violence don't get pictures unless they are explicitly pro-Palestinian. This biased photo choice isn't surprising in the slightest.

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