Wednesday, June 7, 2017

When a Journalist Shills For Palestinians; Slams Israel, Omits Basic Facts - by Daniel Pomerantz

...It is certainly fair for a journalist to explore the subjective experience of a Palestinian interviewee. It is even fair to investigate the very real burden that some checkpoints create in Palestinian daily life. Yet hiding context, covering up inconvenient facts, disguising opinions as news, and utterly neglecting to include any balancing statements, clearly violates the professional standards of ABC News, as well as basic common sense. Even worse: absolving Palestinians of all responsibility for a genuinely complex and dangerous situation, while utterly vilifying Israelis, is beyond unprofessional: it is just plain wrong.

Daniel Pomerantz..
Honest Reporting..
06 June '17..

Sophie McNeill has a history of advocacy journalism. She has openly dedicated herself to:

…frame stories from the point of view of the people who are “really suffering.”

McNeill made it clear that when she said “people who are really suffering,” she meant Palestinians. And while there’s nothing wrong with presenting one, agenda-driven side to a complex story, it is not journalism. It is activism. In fact, HonestReporting previously published an in-depth review of Sophie McNeill’s unsuitability to report actual news.

Which is why it is so disturbing that Australia’s ABC News employs a self proclaimed, and openly biased advocate to report from Israel and the Palestinian territories.

In fact, ABC News’s own ethical rules clearly require:

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