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June 07, 2012


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Tony Zbaraschuk

Well, what are you doing? And what is there that we should know that doesn't get into the usual Western media narrative?

Doug M.

Palestinians are crazy about chocolate.

-- Not sure. What would be the usual Western media narrative, anyway? I think there are at least three of them.

Doug M.

Tony Zbaraschuk

Let's there, there's "Israel = South Africa = Nazis", and there's "Evil Terrorist Palestinians." Usually I see one or the other. What's the third?

Douglas Muir

I'd say the "Palestinians Bad / Israel Good" narrative has at least two major variants:The Bible Has Said So / All Muslims are Terrorists and Our Democratic Ally Must Defend Itself / America's Strategic Interests Are At Stake. Put another way, you have a narrative where the Palestinians are victims, another where they're monsters, and a third where they're an unfortunate obstacle or an irrelevancy.

Doug M.

Tony Zbaraschuk

And so, what is there that doesn't show up in these narratives that we should be aware of? :)

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