Newsweek slammed for Israelcentric coverage of Egyptian revo

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From Peter Hart at the FAIR blog. The dude is on it!!

Here’s the headline and subhead in a Newsweek piece (7/10/11) about the Egyptian presidential election:

Egypt’s Rising Power Player

Amr Moussa is on track to succeed Mubarak. And that spells danger for Israel.

Reporter Dan Ephron characterizes Moussa like this:

“long and vocal history of anti-Israel diatribes”

“his anger against Israel”

“one of Israel’s most relentless detractors in Egypt”

“He confronted Israelis at conferences and attacked them in television interviews”

“His tirades even made him the subject of a hit song”

“his longstanding dislike of Israel”

“anger at Israel is genuine”

This would be a lot more convincing if there was some rhetoric or record from Moussa that would suggest an obsessive dislike of Israel. Instead, we get one quote from him saying the peace plan was “just [an Israeli] trick to continue talking and make the cameras flash … but there’s no substance. We shall not engage in such a thing anymore.”

It would be hard to argue, whatever your position, that this “peace process” has led to much in the way of peace.

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  1. Kathleen
    July 13, 2011, 9:42 am

    “This would be a lot more convincing if there was some rhetoric or record from Moussa that would suggest an obsessive dislike of Israel.”

    Oh yeah

  2. annie
    July 13, 2011, 12:44 pm

    apparently that’s a common msm limitus test for impacting public opinion now. regardless if it’s domestic or foreign policy. is it good for israel? one might think newsweek wouldn’t be quite so in your face about it. ok, admittedly i haven’t clicked the link or read the article yet but when egypts revolution started that’s all the pundits talked about, the impact on israel. what about egypt? what’s good for them? for us and them? why is everything filtered thru israel? this drives me nuts.

    • Shingo
      July 14, 2011, 5:50 am

      one might think newsweek wouldn’t be quite so in your face about it.

      That might have been true before Jane Harman’s husband bought it.

      • annie
        July 18, 2011, 5:35 am

        ah. forgot that.

  3. hophmi
    July 13, 2011, 4:04 pm

    More complaining. Dan Ephron is the Jerusalem correspondent, so he wrote an article about Egypt from Israel’s POV. A search of Egypt reveals this is the only such article written about Egypt in the past six months.

    • Chaos4700
      July 13, 2011, 7:31 pm

      Are you suggesting that the US media writes almost exclusively from the perspective of the “Jewish nation,” hophmi?

    • annie
      July 13, 2011, 8:03 pm

      A search of Egypt reveals this is the only such article written about Egypt in the past six months.

      is this part of your defense? that newsweek hasn’t written an article on egypt in six months until their jerusalem correspondent wrote one from the perspective of what’s good for israel? i’m not following your logic hophmi. or were you offering this information as a form of your own complaining? are you in agreement with us?

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