Media signs of the Apocalypse
I’ve been noticing signs of the approaching Apocalypse lately.
Yesterday, for instance, CNN devoted an hour of prime-time programming to…. Larry King and Dr. Phil dissecting the Alec Baldwin voicemail brouhaha.
Today, though, the earth really shifted. I find myself agreeing — in substance, if not in tone — with the conservative whackjobs Little Green Footballs.
They wrote about a Harvard study examining the media’s coverage of last summer’s war between Israel and Hezbollah.
The upshot: Hezbollah tightly controlled media access to its side of the conflict, and thus controlled how it was portrayed. The Israelis, on the other hand, allowed far more unfettered access, and were victimized by it — in part by the sheer number of images showing Israelis shooting at things, and the paucity of images showing Hezbollah doing the same thing. The result: Israel looked like the aggressor, even though Hezbollah started the fight by kidnapping two Israelis and killing eight others.
(continued at Midtopia)