CNN is still in the Game.
by Steven Shamrak
Last week CNN published an article with the title "Nearly 30 hurt as Israel extremists march in Arab town". This is, as most people only read the headlines, an inappropriately 'primed' headline. The headline did not mention that most of the people who were hurt were Jews who were marching not in an "Arab town" but in Umm al-Fahm, an Israeli town.
The inappropriate headline was followed by an article in which author did not ask tough questions and avoided making factual comments that would inform readers about the reality of the incident. Therefore, CNN failed its readers as it is supposed to be a professional news organization!
A recent article stated: "Deputy Israeli police commissioner Shahar Ayalon and 15 other policemen were wounded by stone throwing demonstrators". But it did not emphasise that the stone-throwers were Arabs, citizens of Israel!
Briefly, and without comments, the article mentioned that Jewish citizens of Israel "were exercising their right to march under Israeli law as Arabs and Muslims have done in Israeli towns like Tel Aviv". So why would it be "setting people (Arabs) off"? Why was the word "people used, not Arabs? Isn't it done deliberately to hide the fact that an act of terror was perpetrated by Israeli-Arabs? And it seems that not only Jewish "extremists" have the right to worry about why Jews are not able to walk or drive through Israeli towns populated by Arabs without being abused and fearing for their lives; stones are regularly thrown by Arabs, one hardly can call them Israelis, at cars driven by Jews!