Malbrunot told me that the BBC his “living Bible.”
Thus, as Fiamma Nirenstein, the
La Stampa newspaper points out, “..the extraordinary informal power of the
media--iconoclastic, sporty, ironic, virtually all of one mind” (Commentary,
January 2001) comes into play. There
are certain “given” assumptions common among the American Colony Hotel
based western correspondents that provide the backdrop for their coverage.
Topping the list is the notion that Palestinians are engaged in a noble
struggle for independence and the Israeli oppressors are using their military
might to stand in their way.
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