Thursday, March 25, 2004

French Media Blackout

I think that some of the differences in opinion between French and Americans with respect to the Israeli-Palestininian conflict are the result of varying media coverage. Case in point: A Palestinian teenager's failed suicide bombing that was recorded by an AP camerman is the front page of the Internet version of the The NY Times and is being reported throughout American newspapers from Atlanta to San Francisco. In contrast, no major French newspaper (other than blurbs in Nouvel Observateur and Liberation) has thus far even mentioned the incident.

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