Monday, June 25, 2012

HP Bias in Pictures (Part 9)

The Huffington Post over the week published another article about the "renewed violence along the Gaza border." Check out the picture choice:

A picture of darkness and fire, which according to the HP is "Palestinian firefighters try to extinguish a fire following an Israeli air strike on the building in Gaza City, early Saturday, June 23, 2012." According to the article itself, a member of Hamas was killed and some Hamas buildings were set on fire (presumably, the building this firefighter is trying to save).  This is clearly a very sympathetic photo, meant to depict the Palestinians as suffering.

Compare that to the picture the HP used last week when an Israeli civilian was murdered:

Generic soldier, generic tank, nothing to do with the story and certainly no sympathy directed towards the victim of the story.

Could the HP's bias in its picture choices be more obvious?

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