The legacy media loves Hamas

· April 2, 2018  
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Nothing gets clicks and views quite like dead and injured Palestinians. And in covering the latest flare-up between Hamas and Israel, the legacy media is happy to advance unproven statistics supplied by the jihadi group that rules the Gaza Strip with an iron fist.

Hamas commenced a riot on the Gaza-Israel border Friday, urging fellow Palestinians to engage in violence against Israelis. There are fears that Hamas is attempting to leverage the riots to launch a new war or a spate of terrorist attacks into Israel.

Check out the major media figures promoting casualty statistics published by the “Gaza Health Ministry” or “Palestinian Health Ministry” in Gaza, which is led by Hamas, the U.S.-designated terrorist organization.



LA Times:



Chicago Tribune:

Israel contests the casualty count. Additionally, the IDF (Israel Defense Forces) claims that most of the Palestinians who were killed while rioting on the Israeli border are proven Hamas terrorists.

Imagine if the media regularly used unvetted “statistics” promoted by ISIS. Surely outrage would ensue. Well, Hamas shares the ideology of ISIS. For some reason, when it comes to legacy media coverage of Israel, nothing is beyond the pale.

Israel is simply defending its citizens and its sovereignty, as every nation state has the right, and duty, to do. Yet so many in the legacy media are happy to paint the defender as the aggressor, making their case with statistics provided by a terrorist organization.

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Author: Jordan Schachtel

Jordan Schachtel is the national security correspondent for Conservative Review and editor of The Dossier for Blaze Media. Follow him on Twitter @JordanSchachtel.