Monday, August 13, 2007

The Facts, Plus Interpretation

At the end of my last blog, I mentioned that NPR might not be entirely balanced in its reporting of Israeli vs. Palestinian conflicts.

To demonstrate what I meant, I found this article on NPR, from July 20th of this year.

The title looked hopeful: "

"Israel Releases 256 Palestinian Prisoners"

But NPR's analysis was much less than hopeful. Instead of praising the Israelis for their act of mercy, the article hints that this is something Israel is long overdue in performing. No effort is made to contrast the Palestinian's prisoner policy to that of Israel's.

No comments: