An attempt to fill in a piece of the puzzle of this week's Gaza tragedy, and particularly of the way it is being understood abroad. From
This was hard to read. I know it happens all the time but wow. How can we trust anything we read at all?
“I complied with Hamas censorship in the form of a threat to one of our Gaza reporters & cut a key detail from an article: that Hamas fighters were disguised as civilians & were being counted as civilians in the death toll…”
The idea that people were dying in Gaza because of Trump's embassy move was what Hamas was looking for. The press coverage was a major success in a war whose battlefield isn’t really Gaza, but the brains of foreign audiences. Must-read
Fantastic from Falling for Hamas’s Split-Screen Fallacy
Fascinating insight into how Hamas manipulates media. “The press could be trusted to present dead human beings not as victims of the terrorist group that controls their lives, or of a tragic confluence of events, but of an unwarranted Israeli slaughter.”
The notion that people died in #Gaza because the US moved its embassy to Jerusalem was a correlation Hamas orchestrated and the media fell for. A must-read by : Falling for Hamas’s Split-Screen Fallacy
This: “The sicknesses of the social media age — the disdain for expertise and the idea that other people are not just wrong but villainous — have crept into the worldview of people who should know better.”
"Hamas understood that Western news outlets wanted a simple story about villains and victims and would stick to that script" : Falling for Hamas’s Split-Screen Fallacy
Falling for #Hamas’s Split-Screen Fallacy | #Israel #Defence #Palestinians #Hypocrisy #Propaganda #Jihad #Violence #Terror #Barbarism #CrocodileTears #Journalism #Leftism #MediaBias
"Hamas fighters were disguised as civilians and were being counted as civilians in the death toll."
Opinion | Falling for Hamas’s Split-Screen Fallacy - The New York Times
This is the logic of mass murder. Israel avoided crowd control plainly to employ lethal force against unarmed people as a deterrent. His response is to ask if “a more aggressive response would deter further actions of this kind?” He approves & wants more!
Falling for Hamas’s Split-Screen Fallacy by Matti Friedman
Falling for #Hamas’s Split-Screen Fallacy [typical argument of #Israel’s apologists which ignores all historical and political context behind the conflict. Like writing about South Africa and forgetting to mention #apartheid]