3:39 pm - 11/22/2012

Rupert Murdoch claims "Jewish Owned Media" is Anti-Israel

"Rupert Murdoch's latest bid at stirring up controversy on Twitter had the media world scratching its head Saturday night. As the Israel/Gaza conflict headed to a fifth day, the newspaper mogul expressed frustration at coverage of the crisis in characteristically incendiary style:

@rupertmurdoch: Why Is Jewish owned press so consistently anti- Israel in every crisis?

It is unclear who the resolutely pro-Israel Murdoch was referring to, though earlier in the day he took issue with specific outlets:

@rupertmurdoch: Middle East ready to boil over any day. Israel position precarious. Meanwhile watch CNN and AP bias to point of embarrassment.*

Is Rupert Murdoch confused about journalism, or is he just trying to be inflammatory to his media competitors? Or is there a real or perceived anti-Israel (or pro-Israel) bias in the media? Steve Oh (COO of The Young Turks) and Jimmy Dore (The Jimmy Dore Show) discuss the media coverage.

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Goddamn Jew-run media. Right?
reesespears 22nd-Nov-2012 09:37 pm (UTC)
I just don't understand what is going on at all tbh and no one has really been able to explain either. Most people just say there has always been fighting in that part of the world.
cherie_001 22nd-Nov-2012 09:58 pm (UTC)
This is from wikipedia, so I don't know how credible it is, but it's a start:

vanishingbee 22nd-Nov-2012 09:58 pm (UTC)
it's basically a clusterfuck. both sides have huge money options available to them via allies, long histories of conflict, 'fuck you outsider' attitudes, political borders that are about as accurate as the ones that got drawn in in africa...

just. a huge clusterfuck.
givemethepeasx 22nd-Nov-2012 10:04 pm (UTC)
in simplistic terms, israel is illegally occupying territories in that geographic region. zionists decided to begin colonising the region with the view of restoring the original jewish homeland. ww2 led to even more jews immigrating to israel. palestinians have been kicked off of land that there ancestors have lived on for centuries. Fighting ensues.

there's a good quote from noam chomsky:
'When Israelis in the occupied territories now claims that they have to defend themselves, they are defending themselves in the sense that any military occupier has to defend itself against the population they are crushing... You cant defend yourself when your militarily occupying someone else's land. That's not defence. Call it what you like, its not defence.'

Edited at 2012-11-22 10:06 pm (UTC)
freeze_i_say 23rd-Nov-2012 12:50 am (UTC)
flawfree comment
silly_izzy_me 23rd-Nov-2012 01:21 am (UTC)
well this isn't overly simplified or inaccurate or biased (read: anti-semitic) at all.
her_aspirations 23rd-Nov-2012 01:35 am (UTC)
Thank you.
secura 23rd-Nov-2012 01:41 am (UTC)
Anti-zionism isn't anti-semitic, or would you like to tell the thousands of israelis in NYC that protested last week for Palestine that they hate their own family? Give me a break with this obnoxious bullshit.

It's only 'inaccurate' when you bring attention to Israels hypocrisy.
akasakasan 23rd-Nov-2012 04:01 am (UTC)
Thank you!
givemethepeasx 23rd-Nov-2012 08:30 am (UTC)
well, i already said it was simplified. How is it antisemetic?
secura 23rd-Nov-2012 01:49 am (UTC)
Thank you. Anyone who says otherwise is turning a blind eye because no one wants to be critical of Zionism in America out of fear as being branded a racist. If you're a muslim male over the age of 18 and live in Palestine and die, you are automatically branded as a hamas militant and not included in Israel's count of civilian causalities, period. You were asleep in your bed with your kids? Obviously you were just hiding behind children. This Is What Israel Believes.

It's depressing how apathetic every single person is in this country towards things outside of pop culture.
bowtomecha 23rd-Nov-2012 07:45 am (UTC)
The day Americans start thinking this way is the day every American gives their property back to the indigenous population. Too bad this country is hypocritical about genocide and land theft.
bluebandit77 23rd-Nov-2012 07:17 am (UTC)
It's not plastine's at all..what kind of chart is this?
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