Monday, November 1, 2004

Be a Media Judge


How will your local media cover this story?

At least 3 dead in suicide blast at Carmel Market in Tel Aviv

A suicide bombing rocked the crowded Carmel Market in central Tel Aviv on Monday, killing at least three people and wounding dozens, at least four seriously, fire and rescue officials said.

Witnesses said the ground shook when the blast went off at 11:15 A.M. near a dairy shop close to the intersection of Rambam and Hacarmel streets. The remains of the bomber were found nearby.

Rescue workers treat a victim of a suicide bombing in Tel-Aviv

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine claimed responsibility for the attack. The suicide bomber was identified as Amar Alfar, 18, from Askar refugee camp in the West Bank city of Nablus.

What to look for in the headlines of tomorrow's newspapers:

1. Will the headline clearly identify a Palestinian as the perpetrator or will the headline use vague language to obscures Palestinian terrorism?

2. Will Israeli civilians be specifically identified as the victims or will the headline just say "three dead"?

<>3. Will the homicide bomber be included in the death toll?

4. Will there be a picture of the victims or the homicide bomber?

You be the judge if our newspapers have an anti-Israel agenda!


The background image on this page is a Hebrew translation of the verse from Bob Dylan's song  It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding), from which the title of this blog is taken. Translation courtesy of Yoram Aharon of Hod-HaSharon's page--found via YudelLine-- which has many Dylan lyrics in Hebrew.