March 7, 2008
Reuters Serves As PR Platform For HamasTopics: Follies of the Mainstream Media
As Ricki Hollander makes clear in his piece at CAMERA, "Reuters Provides Hamas a Platform," rather than label radical Islamic terrorists for what they are and report their mindless acts of violence as what it is - terrorism, Reuters instead trumpets Hamas terrorists as heroic warriors inspired by God, conjure up images of Hamas as a biblical David taking on a mighty Goliath - Israel, echoe the bravado-filled rhetoric heard from Hamas leaders as they attempt to emulate Hezbollah, and leave readers believing they were reading a PR press release by the terrorist organization meant to embolden its members and frighten the enemy.
So, what ever happened to the idea that journalists should report the news rather than be a platform for terrorist propaganda? Reuters seems to have forgotten the very concept of accurate reporting and refraining from being used by the people and events they are suppose to be reporting on. As Hollander points out, if Reuters wants to be considered a responsible news service, Reuters cannot allow itself to be used as a weapon in the arsenal of a terrorist organization or to act as a platform for terrorist propaganda.
Posted by Abdul at March 7, 2008 12:19 AM
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