Sunday, July 21, 2013

Look at the tortured language of the Times when it covers a story of persecution and repression in Israel: it is always about complexity and anguish and pain

"As is often the case in Israel, one citizen’s open refusal to serve spoke to issues that cut deep into the complex character of a state whose identity and survival are so closely intertwined with its military. Mr. Blanc posed a challenge for the military in its sometimes clumsy attempts to balance security needs, individual rights and the principle of equality."  I swear: texts of dispatches about Israel in US newspapers should be taught in journalism classes in classes about Dump Propaganda 101.