Friday, February 15, 2013

Today's Comment Dichotomy

Matt commented upon the clear bias in picture choices when comparing a story about a NATO airstrike that killed nine civilians versus a Human Rights Watch report on Gaza. Now that we have given the Huffington Post users more than enough time to weigh in on their opinions, let's see how many comments we got. It's not a perfect system but we can usually tell by number of comments how much the readership cares about a given issue. So here are the numbers:

Here is one more for comparison:

Remember, the Israel-haters often claim that the only reason that they criticize Israel is because they feel responsible for what it does. Apparently this doesn't apply to our own military.

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