Sunday, November 19, 2023

CNN never questions displays of captured weapons - unless it is Israel capturing them. The media message: "The Jews cannot be trusted."

In 2019, CNN reported:

 Italian police have seized “an arsenal of military weapons,” including an air-to-air missile, and a collection of Nazi paraphernalia from three men, one of whom is a former political candidate for an extreme right party.  

In 2022, CNN published a photo of weapons found associated with a jailbreak:

In 2023, CNN published this arsenal that police found in Virginia Beach:

In these cases and plenty of others, the display of weapons were clearly set up by police to show the weapons all together. It is obvious the police didn't find the weapons in these positions; they moved them for the media to take photos.

But when Israel shows Hamas weapons it finds in Gaza hospitals, suddenly the rules change:
An Israel Defense Forces video on November 15 showing a tour of Hamas weaponry found at Al-Shifa hospital shows less weaponry at the scene than in later footage filmed by international news crews, indicating the weaponry may have been moved or placed there prior to news crews arriving.  
Yes, the IDF responded to the charges, saying they had found more weapons in the interim and placed them there for the media. 

But the fact that CNN questions whether the IDF was faking the evidence, when it never asks that question from anyone else, is the real problem. 

Too much of the reporting from Gaza is based on the idea that Jews simply cannot be trusted. If the IDF says something, it is suspected of lying from the outset. 

Yet casualty figures, and anecdotes from Hamas sources or "witnesses" who are in serious danger from Hamas if they say something the terror group doesn't like, or who openly cheer Hamas atrocities, are not questioned. 

This is media bias. But it is worse than that, because it plays into antisemitic tropes that Jews are not trustworthy, that they are always up to something, that they are trying to pull one over on the "goyim."

In 1890, a newspaper asked prominent Americans about anti-Jewish prejudice. One question asked:

The president of Harvard University, Charles W. Eliot, answered:

This opinion didn't make the businessmen less honorable in his eyes. 

This is the underlying prejudice behind so much reporting from Gaza. Even though Israel has every reason to tell the truth - and if it wanted to fake evidence of Hamas presence at the hospitals, it could have planted a great deal more weapons than it displayed. But that must all be part of the sly Jewish plan to make everyone think the weapons were really there, right?

Consciously or not, the news media are promoting antisemitic conspiracy theories.

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