Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Jodi Rudoren's standards

So regarding the racism and propaganda of Jodi Rudoren's comments on Facebook. She justifies the murder of Palestinian journalists because their work "ethics" are different from the ethics of Western journalists.  Well, I and many take issue with that distinction and view her work an the work of her colleagues in the Times as propaganda work not different from the propaganda of Hamas media.  Not different at all.  But let us go along with that: Fox News is a known propaganda channel and surely Jodi Rudoren would not justify the treatment of Fox News offices as legitimate military targets.  Under international law and the rules of war, journalists are journalists regardless of the quality and political orientation of their work.