Wednesday, July 18, 2012

HuffPo Photo Bias: Back to Basics

I'm sure you've probably heard about the terror attack on Israeli teenagers in Bulgaria by now. What picture do you suppose the Huffington Post used for it?

Inside the story there is no picture (at least not while I'm writing this) and it's buried most of the way down the "Front Page" and "World" section, below old stories like the bombing in Syria and meaningless ones such as "10 Things You Didn't Know About Your Dog" and "What the Cast of 'Robocop' Looks Like 25 Years Later."

Feel free to contrast with this picture of the fighting in Syria:


Update: It has since been moved to the top of the "World" section. And if you would like to see pictures from the attack the Huffington Post won't publish, click here.

Update: The photo has been changed to something less generic but still far too impersonal if it were anyone besides Israelis in the firing line:


2 comments:

  1. I can hear the orgasmic shrieks of joy from HuffPo. Over at Salon Glenn Greenwald is no doubt clapping and cheering.

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  2. Along with the gazan arabs and the arabs of Judea and Samaria who are no doubt handing out sweets in joyful celebration of this incredible victory. I hope they choke.

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