Listening to CNN last night, I heard "senior correspondent"
Matthew Chance utter the words which are all too commonplace in the media: "The
Israelis have suffered far fewer deaths than the Lebanese, but to them, every
single life is precious" (quoted from memory). This, my friends, is racism,
pure and simple. The Lebanese and Palestinians mourn every
single death just as much as the Israelis. And would even do so publicly, that
is, if they could find the bodies under the rubble, or if they weren't afraid
of their funeral processions being bombed.
Does Matthew Chance think of himself as a racist, or does anyone else at CNN
regard him as such? Don't be silly. This sentiment, that the poor beleagured
Israelis somehow value life more than any of their neighbors, is such an ingrained
idea in the American (and probably Western in general) consciousness, that they
don't even realize what they are saying. That doesn't make it any less racist.
Read from Looking Glass News
US Media's "Special Relationship"
racist subtext of the evacuation story
Media Bias: Covering Israel/Palestine
don’t we know what is going on in Israel & Palestine?
Media Reports Selectively on Palestine
Zionist Falls and the BBC Goes Nuts.
Not Ignorance Plagues the Media
Media Faithfully Spins Lebanese Mass Murder
"retaliation" and BBC double standards in Gaza
Media Ignores War Against Palestinians
Glossary of Dispossession: Hiding Behind Words