Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Prisoners Released, HuffPost Brings the Bias

The Huffington Post covered the story of Palestinians celebrating with the released prisoners (what most of us would call criminals) and once again we see the difference between who gets humanized and who does not:

The Huffington Post sees no problem with showing us pictures of smiling murderers of Israeli civilians, but has yet to show us a single picture or name a single name of the people they have killed. As if that wasn't enough, the Evening Standard article which the Huffington Post chose to crib from has this amazing example of priorities:
"Adel Mesleh, brother of Salama Mesleh who was jailed in 1993 with a life sentence for killing an Israeli, said: "I never expected to see him again. The joy of the whole world is with me.""
Even the brother of a terrorist murderer gets his name in the paper, but his victim? Screw him, he's just an Israeli. The Evening Standard can't be bothered to look up his name or anything about him (or her). He's just an Israeli anyway. Later on the page, there's this:
"One [Israeli] man who lost his wife and son in a 1987 bomb attack said: "I want to see this 'hero' coming back home, saying that he killed a 34-year-old pregnant woman and a five-year old kid. They are cowards."
Once again, who cares who the Israelis are, they don't matter. And their point of view is buried to the end of the article. And if all this wasn't enough, the Huffington Post provided its wonderfully biased slideshows showing the Palestinians partying it up with the murderers of innocent people:

Yes, every single one of them shows the Palestinians having a good time. There are exactly zero pictures of Israelis, even though the article says that there were protests by the families of the victims.

I think it's pretty clear which side the Huffington Post has chosen. We can only hope that these images of the Palestinians celebrating with murderers shocks some of the readership out of their slumber.

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