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Intifada Hits the Headlines 9780253216373

Intifada Hits the Headlines

How the Israeli Press Misreported the Outbreak of the Second Palestinian Uprising

ISBN-10: 0253216370
ISBN-13: 9780253216373
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PUBLISHER: Indiana University Press
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In this nuanced and detailed study of newspaper reporting during the escalation of the second Intifada in the fall of 2000, Daniel Dor shows how real events are subject to distortion and manipulation by the media. In an analysis of the heart of Israel's media establishment--the newspapers Yediot Ahronot, Ma'ariv, and Ha'aretz--he finds a wide gap between the reality reported by field reporters and the eventual newspaper accounts framed by editors. Led by beliefs, opinions, and emotional responses rather than the facts provided by their reporters, these editors created a platform on which a new and fearful narrative for Israeli-Palestinian relations was built. Yet while Dor demonstrates that the media construct the news rather than simply report it, his sophisticated analysis also shows that no one entity or person is responsible. Rather than a supreme authority, Dor argues, it is the influence of fear, anger, ignorance, and a desire to please and sell newspapers that threatens the freedom of the press in a liberal democracy.

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PAGES: 200
CATEGORY: History, Language Arts & Disciplines, Political Science
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