Sunday, February 4, 2018

CBC Doing Better

This article today was valuable. I had been wondering why it took CBC so long to recognize this story. Probably they did not want to do it, but it was too obvious and awkward for them to ignore it.

Meet 17-year-old Ahed Tamimi, the new face of Palestinian resistance

On balance the article is good, except it really did not need the inane input of Michael Oren with his ridiculous quote that Palestinians are trying to give Israel a bad image, not Israel itself with its crimes. According to Oren exposing the crimes is more reprehensible than the crimes themselves. 

Why would CBC even quote statements as wildly off-base like this? Is this an attempt at balance? Why does CBC need balance in this article? Would it seek balance in an article about Nazism and the Holocaust?

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