Wednesday, December 5, 2012

HP Bias and Comments: Syrian Students "Reported Killed"

I already blogged about this article in "We Care (Part 10)" earlier today, but I wanted to take another look at the bias and the comments for the news story about 13 students and one teacher killed in a mortar strike. First of all, let's take a look at the headline:

Students "reportedly killed," eh? How dispassionate and "objective." Let's compare this to a story about Gaza:

 This killing, no more or less tragic than the death of the students I daresay, is described by the HP editors as "Gaza Tragedy" and "Airstrike Kills Entire Family." Where's the "reportedly"? Do we save that only for Syrian victims of violence? Apparently so!

Just as the HP editors were less concerned about the Syrian children, so were the HP commenters. None of the "anti-Zionists" we're familiar with showed their faces on this thread, and while there were a few people expressing sadness at the tragedy (I'm willing to call it that, even if the HP doesn't), there were numerous others who weren't quite so sympathetic:

I guess when it's not Palestinian children who are "reported killed," the HPers could care less. What a victory for "human rights."

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