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RT coverage is slanted against Israel

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Submitted by Michael S (United States), Jul 23, 2014 at 12:39

RT is one of my bookmarks, which I often read to get a balanced point of view. It is, of course, Russian state propaganda; but then, most news sites are state and private BS. Here are some of today's headlines there concerning Israel:

"Anonymous pledges more cyber-breaches over Israeli attacks" (anti-Israel, portraying the victims as the aggressors)

"Palestinians are Warsaw Ghetto prisoners of today" (disgustingly anti-Israel and anti-Semitic headline)

"Former UN Amb. Bill Richardson on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict..." (I haven't read the article; though it's journalistic dishonesty to label the current conflict as "Israeli-Palestinian". It is Israel vs. anti-Israel terrorists, particularly HAMAS. Israel is not fighting its Palestinian Arab population)

Compared with blatantly anti-Semitic countries, such as the UK, these Russian headlines are mild indeed; but they are very slanted. For reference, analogous BBC headlines are:

"France jails pro-Palestinian rioters"

"Thousands march over Gaza crisis"

"We don't want civilians to die"

"French Jews afraid to be Jewish"

"Hospital on conflict's front line"

There is a hint of impartiality in the above; but beneath the extremely thin veneer is the sickeningly sweet Pally narrative of "Israeli aggression against innocents". RT is a breath of fresh air. by comparison.

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