Monday, October 27, 2014

Balanced Reporting??

Just a couple of days after treated the killing of an Israeli child as a major news item, and a week or so after ignored the killing of a 5-year old Palestinian child, on October 26th ignored the following news item reported elsewhere:

A Palestinian teen with U.S. citizenship was killed today (October 26) by the Israeli army at a demonstration in the West Bank town of Silwad, near Ramallah. Fourteen-year old Orwah Hammad was shot with a live bullet that entered his neck and exited through his head, according to Ramallah hospital staff. He died while being treated at Ramallah hospital around 6 p.m. this evening, Jerusalem time. 

CBC claims to be balanced and not racist but that is just the continuation of the same kind of dishonesty and lack of integrity that allows their reporting to be so imbalanced and racist in the first place.

One would think this item would have been particularly news worthy because of the American citizenship of the victim.

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