Post Fails To Report Double Terrorist Bombing Thwarted In Jerusalem This Week

Wednesday's Example of Media Bias   —   Posted on June 8, 2005

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-Read the excerpt below from a Media Alert in the June 3rd edition of EyeOnThePost.com.
-Read "Types of Media Bias" in the right column. Then answer the questions.

Israeli police authorities on Wednesday uncovered and arrested a group of Palestinian terrorists who were planning a double suicide bombing in Jerusalem this week. Five Islamic Jihad terrorists were arrested earlier in the week, and now the two suicide bombers themselves have been arrested. The bomb packs that were to be used were seized and detonated. The terrorists made multiple unsuccessful attempts to infiltrate Israel from the West Bank. The bombings were planned for a synagogue, cafe or bus in Jerusalem City Center and another in the Ramot neighborhood.

This apparently is not newsworthy to the Post, even though it prides itself on having two correspondents on the ground in Israel. The NY Times reported this story.

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For what reason might the Washington Post choose to ignore this news event?


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Answer(s)

The excerpt below is an example of bias by omission. We can infer from their omission that the Washington Post might not want their readers to view Palestinians as terrorists, or in an unfavorable light.