CBS News Bias Against Israel After Serious Terror Attack In Jerusalem

After a horrible attack on Wednesday at Damascus Gate in Jerusalem, in which a police was killed and one critically wounded, CBS News have reported the attack in a decidedly bias way.

The news site CBS news reported with the headline “3 Palestinians killed as daily violence grinds on” not mentioning that one Israeli women is currently fighting for her life, and one has died of her wounds.

Readers of the news site will surely be led to think that Israel is at fault for the death of the three terrorists and not because they sought out to murder innocent Israelis.

Other news sites, such as BBC news, who are notorious for posting anti-Israel bias had a surprisingly neutral headline: “Israeli border guards shot in Jerusalem attack.”

The Israeli foreign ministry denounced CBS for its bias headline and CBS only slightly tweaked the headline, saying: “Israeli police kill 3 alleged Palestinian attackers.”

As there have been multiple witnesses at the attack it is clear that the terrorists were not alleged.

CBS has not commented on the article as of yet.

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  1. Joe Levin
    Joe Levin says:

    A major terrorist attack was narrowly averted in Jerusalem earlier Wednesday, when no less then three heavily-armed Arab terrorists opened fire on Border Police stationed near the Old City’s Damascus Gate.

    While two officers were seriously wounded, the quick and remarkably precise reactions of their comrades put an abrupt end to the attack, killing all three attackers in response. The terrorists were revealed to have been armed with sub-machine guns, knives and bombs, and were clearly intending to massacre as many people as possible.

    But you wouldn’t know that from the outrageous headline provided by the CBS news network, which informed its readers: “3 Palestinians killed as daily violence grinds on”.

    The article itself was barely much better, with nearly every sentence concerning the incident preceded or qualified by words like “Israeli police say,” as if the attack in broad daylight were somehow not an objective fact.

    The Israeli Foreign Ministry reacted angrily to the article, which is just the latest in a string of misleading and downright cynical headlines by some foreign media outlets portraying Palestinian terrorist attackers as victims.

    “An unprecedented chutzpah” is how a foreign ministry spokesman described it, blasting the “bias and false headline,” while adding that the ministry was urging CBS to change it.

    The headline was indeed changed, but to one that is arguably not much better: Israeli police kill 3 alleged Palestinian attackers.

    “Alleged,” despite having opened fire and injured two police officers in broad daylight while armed to the teeth.

  2. Joe Levin
    Joe Levin says:

    בישראל זועמים על כותרת יוצאת דופן באופן יחסי שפורסמה בשעות האחרונות באתר החדשות של רשת CBS.

    בכותרת שעסקה בפיגוע שהתרחש היום (רביעי) בירושלים נכתב “שלושה פלסטינים נהרגו כתוצאה מהאלימות היומיומית”. לנפגעות הישראליות אין זכר בכותרת.

    הכתבה עצמה גם כן לא מאוזנת במיוחד. מובאות בה “טענות” של משטרת ישראל, לפיהן “שלושה צעירים פלסטינים שנשאו נשק אוטומטי נורו על ידי כוחות הביטחון בעיר העתיקה בירושלים, לאחר שפתחו באש ופצעו שתי קצינות”.

    עם זאת מצויין בכתבה במפורש שבארבעת החודשים האחרונים הפלסטינים מתקיפים מדי יום שוטרים ואזרחים ישראלים.

    במשרד החוץ אמרו בתגובה כי “הכותרת של CBS היא חוצפה שאין כדוגמתה. מדובר בכותרת מוטה ושקרית ואנחנו פועלים לתיקונה”.

    ראש לשכת העיתונות הממשלתית, ניצן חן אמר בתגובה, “הפעם לא נעבור בשתיקה. נשקול לשלול תעודת עיתונאי מעיתונאים ועורכים אשר מתרשלים בעבודתם ונותנים כותרות ההפוכות מן המציאות”.

    מעניין לציין כי גם סוכנות הידיעות רויטרס בחרה לציין את מותם של המחבלים הפלסטינים ולא להדגיש את הפציעה הקשה של שוטרות מג”ב שהותקפו על ידי המחבלים.

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