Monday, May 07, 2012

Tell the whole story, Ruth Pollard

I have, in the past, remarked that the Age and it's Middle East bureau person Ruth Pollard have become champions of Palestinian prisoners, many of who are currently on hunger strikes.

At the same time, the Age fails to cover the stories of the violence, the threats and incitement in Palestinian society that should provide the background and explain how many became prisoners in the first place.

Since the Age has no problems with highlighting poor behaviour of some Israelis, one can only conclude that this newspaper has a policy of discriminating in its news reporting against Israelis.

For a better appreciation of the full story of Palestinian prisoners, here's a more incisive look at the situation from Barry Rubin who mentions what might well be Pollard's clone from another once great but now ailing newspaper - New York Times coverage of Israel: What Comes After Ridiculously Biased?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Well I suggest Ruth Pollard should go and live among the arabs she so likes.She is clearly very much in love with them and very understanding to their so called plights and sorrows,she admires their conduct and culture.It seems to me she is quite painted to not embrace her idols completely,get herself a burqa and also shut up as their women do,do some hard work everyday and have kid after kid.Go for it Ruth!you deseve it and you will love it,the main advantage will be that you will be silenced.