Don’t Be Misled

Wednesday's Example of Media Bias   —   Posted on September 21, 2011

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Directions

-Watch the videos below.
-Read "Types of Media Bias" in the right column. Then answer the questions.

When the media tells you that Israel is not interested in peace with the Palestinians, it is ignoring the truth.  Watch the video below:

 

Israel’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Danny Ayalon explains the historical facts relating to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict:

Questions

1.  How many news reports have you seen which presented any of the facts explained in the two videos below?

2.  Think about news reports you have read or watched about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.
a)  Do you think the media practices bias by spin and/or omission when reporting on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? Explain your answer.
b)  Do you think the media in general is biased against Israel? Explain your answer.


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Answer(s)

1.  Answers vary.

2.  a) Opinion question. Answers vary.
b)  Opinion question.  Answers vary.