vs. the Media-ites
I can’t take credit for the term “Media-ites.” It belongs
forever to the great prophecy teacher David Lewis, who understood decades ago
that the media would eventually turn on tiny
He was right.
The ongoing operation in
Gaza, to clean out a ghastly assortment of death-loving
terrorists, was sure to bring international condemnation for the Jewish state.
I’ve been following media bias for years and didn’t think I
could be surprised anymore.
I was wrong.
A January 5 Associated Press story, by Ibrahim Barzak and
Diaa Hadid (yep, I’m making a point) was so one-sided in slopping the
Palestinian narrative on readers’ plates that I’m still reeling. The story
detailed the horrors of a Gaza hospital and left no doubt that Israel is to
blame. For everything.
Think for a minute. An AP writer who sees the fighting that
close is not a critic of Hamas or any other Palestinian faction. Said writer or
writers shill for the locals, who simply have no qualms about lying if that’s
what it takes to deceive the international community (not that the international
community needs an excuse to demonize
The descriptions put to paper by Barzak and Hadid read like
yellow journalism from a century ago:
“Shifa's shabby halls echoed Monday with the sounds of
people screaming and the wail of ambulance sirens. Many of the wounded were
being treated in hallways by harried doctors and nurses running on little sleep.
The hospital was powered by emergency generators after shelling damaged power
Israel began a ground
offensive Saturday, most of the dead and wounded arriving at Shifa are
civilians, as Israel's
offensive shifts from airstrikes to artillery shelling and fighting close to
densely populated areas.”
These AP writers reported that 550 Palestinians had been
killed, including 200 civilians. They then noted that three Israeli civilians
and two soldiers had been killed. Get it? Mass slaughter of Palestinians,
against a handful of Jews (and the tone of this kind of hit piece is that the
Jews bring this stuff on themselves, anyway).
More pointed narrative follows:
“The hospital's most gruesome scene was in its morgue,
where blood pooled on the floor and refrigerators meant to hold 35 bodies were
crammed with 70, laid side-by-side in drawers.
“Lying on a gray mat on the floor, the three Samouni
brothers appeared baby-faced and almost as though they were asleep, except for a
large bandage wrapped around Issa's head.
“The children's father was also killed in what relatives
said was an Israeli strike on a house in eastern
City where the family had
fled to escape fighting nearby.
“Relatives wept Monday and one man screamed for help for
other family members he said were buried under the rubble of the house. ‘For
God's sake, rescue them!’ he pleaded.”
More stomach-churning details emerge, followed by this gem:
“The Israeli army says it has no records of any of those
Do you see what’s going on in this propaganda piece? The
Israeli military “says” it didn’t hit these places. Translation: the Jews are
Folks, this is meant for the consumption of gullible
Westerners, who are all too willing to swallow the Palestinian line. You’ll
notice that rarely does a journalist describe blood pooling on the floor of a
building where Jews are slaughtered by homicide bombers. There is simply a dry
reporting of facts.
I’ll say it plainly: journalists who shill for terrorists
are going to bash Israel to death.
Journalism has been corrupt since writers pressed their own
biases in soft clay in ancient
Mesopotamia; this is nothing new. Still, with
the technology today, a hardening of positions concerning Israel is
immediate and global. This stuff stays in the air forever.
The Media-ites are determined to bury Israel, once and for all. Happily
for us, God promised, most pointedly in Jeremiah, that in the last days, He
would take the cup of poison out of the hands of the Jews and place it in the
hands of their enemies.
Drink up, “journalists” everywhere.