CNN senior international correspondent Ben Wedeman is under fire from yesterday’s coverage of the massacre at the synagogue. In fact, Samaria Regional Council media relations director Yossi Dagan has filed a complaint against him!
The Jewish Press has the story:
Dagan has filed a formal complaint with the Government Press Office (GPO) against CNN reporter Ben Wederman who he charges with being responsible for the headline and the network’s distorted coverage of the attack.
“There is no reality elsewhere in the world where journalists can report a terror attack in this style,” Dagan stated. “This rule should also apply to foreign reporters in Israel. There is good and there is bad, there are killers and there are victims.
The media arena in recent years has become an equally important battlefield for Israel and it must use all the tools at its disposal to demand certain baselines in its media coverage. Coverage like this legitimizes the next murder; whoever loses in this, loses the next war as well.”
(H/t Johnny Dollar)