Western Media Outlets Are Hamas' Devastating Weapon of War

(JNS) Melanie Phillips - Hamas, the genocidal jihadi force responsible for the barbaric Oct. 7 pogrom in Israel, has a devastating weapon of war - the Western media. Despite the terror group's record of lying through its teeth, the media accepts what it says at face value while casting doubt on everything said by the habitually truthful Israelis. Journalists sneered at Israel's repeated claims of Hamas command tunnels beneath Gaza's Al-Shifa hospital. Even as the IDF produced videos of these tunnels, showing their arched roofs, toilets and rooms using electricity sourced from the hospital, the New York Times continued to falsely assert that the Israelis "have not shown conclusive evidence of a vast network of tunnels." The media waved away the fact that many of the Palestinian prisoners released from Israeli jails in return for the release of Israeli hostages have convictions for terrorist violence. Worse still, journalists have drawn a depraved moral equivalence between Israeli hostages released by Hamas and the Palestinian terrorist prisoners released by Israel. The most important serial offender is the BBC, with innumerable examples of selective, distorted reporting, using Hamas propaganda as legitimate talking points and twisting itself into a pretzel to cast Israel in the worst possible light. The Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting and Analysis (CAMERA) has flagged several posts by BBC journalists rejoicing at the Oct. 7 atrocities, supporting "Palestinian brethren in their war against the occupying entity," a day after Israeli women and children were beheaded, raped and burned alive. The writer is a columnist for The Times-UK.

2023-12-04 00:00:00

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