Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Shame On ABC And AP

This AP article, is beyond vile. A terrorist blows up himself, and kills five innocent people, with many more injured. The AP begins their article with this:
A 20-year-old Palestinian blacksmith blew himself up at a falafel stand in an open-air market Wednesday, killing five Israelis and wounding more than 30 in the deadliest attack in the country in more than three months.
By providing more details about the bomber rather than the victims, this humanizes the perpetrator, and dehumanizes the Israelis. The article, which covers four web pages, fails to comment at all on the victims, or their families.

What really makes my blood boil is the sidebar which shows up on all four web pages. It shows a picture of the terrorist's sister, who is crying and holding a photograph of her suicide bomber brother. She and her brother are identified by name, which again, further humanizes them.

Both the Associated Press and ABC should be ashamed for essentially glorifying this piece of trash, while saying nothing about the dead Israelis and their families. The sister of this killer is not the one who is deserving of our sympathy. Who cries for the dead Israelis in Hadera?