Monday, November 11, 2002

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Joe Brown
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Social Studies



The Disgrace of Crying Wolf

Despite all of those in the media who were quick to call Jenin a “massacre,” it took a UN research probe to determine that the Jenin “massacre” was a huge myth, a farce if you will, with no evidence to the contrary. Not even watching scenes of staged Palestinian casualties was still not enough to convince the media. The audience stood by and watched as actors fell off stretchers and ran to get back on the stretchers to be carried away from the so-called “massacre.” The major media groups did not have an explanation of why the wounded were suddenly looking less wounded on the Palestinian side, nor could they explain the translations of Islamic Jidhadist interviews admitting that there was no massacre. Why was most of the world’s mainstream media so quick to jump on the Jenin hype, with only hearsay and no hard evidence? Maybe it was because many journalists would love to taint Israel’s often-heroic image in the American Press historically. The Palestinians have never had a very good image in the American press, perhaps it was the RFK assignation by Palestinian Surhan Surhan, or maybe it was the murders of Israeli athlete’s at the Munich Olympics by the Palestinian terrorist organization Black September that cause a bad first impression of Palestinians in the eyes of most American’s. Israel and the United States close relationship is perhaps a source of jealousy for Palestinians. As of late Palestinians have received much more sympathy from Europeans, who mostly view the Palestinians as underdogs. The result is European media tends to have a much more pro Palestinian slant then it’s American counterpart. What is the real damage done by this whole Jenin mess? It is severe damage to the credibility of the media, and what will the public with think when a massacre really does happen? Somewhere in this unpredictable world where information via the Internet spreads rapidly the media needs to tame the rumor mill. Will the world become numb with doubt when it reacts to the next real genocide? Perhaps by then it could be too late for the victim’s of true genocide. During the late 1930’s and early 1940’s, some American’s doubted the existence of the Holocaust, this was because myth’s were created by the British about the German Soldier’s massacring, and rapping Belgian and French civilians during the beginning of World War One. The British made this up as a form of emotional propaganda to entice the American public into entering into the First World War. The Belgian and French Massacre’s turned out to be purely British propaganda after the War. Some American’s actually believed that the British were using the Holocaust as an emotional tool as they did with their emotional appeals during World War One. Not until after World War Two most did American’s realize how horrible the Holocaust was, and as a result Six Million Jews died at the hands of the Nazi’s in a brutal genocide. As For the Palestinian’s I suggest that you let your leaders action’s speak louder then your words and as for the International press, the use of the term’s ‘genocide’ or ‘massacre” are not to be used lightly, because they are some of the strongest allegations that can be made against a government. In conclusion the Jenin debacle was a combination of libel by Palestinian officials and the International Press.
Well it looks like the world is pretty messed up today
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