Alternative media has a responsibility to prioritize crucial events like Gaza assult


By Dr. Patrick Slattery – As a former professor of media and politics, I have long been a harsh critic the mainstream media for prostituting itself to the Zionist agenda, whether in its reporting on Israel or its enforcement of a taboo on information about Jewish power in the United States. I have also been critical of some of the alternative media, including Democracy Now!, which is by and large a good source of information on Israel but upholds other aspects of the Jewish supremacist agenda.

Today as I scanned the alternative media for information about Israel’s sadistic assault on Gaza, I happened by the website of Alex Jones. To my amazement, on its homepage not a single one of the ten “featured stories” related in any way to the crisis. Many of the featured stories seemed to me to be of little importance, but you can judge for yourself by looking at these headlines from July 24.

Now, I am not saying that the site does not report on news from the crisis. Four of the five links in the “most popular” box were Israel/Gaza stories. Which begs the question: If the most popular articles on PrisonPlanet are on the Gaza crisis, why then were no such articles being promoted as “featured stories?”

Other alternative sites, including RT, PressTV, Democracy Now!, Rense, and of course, provide a wealth of information on what is undoubtedly the biggest issue in the world this summer. And of course the mainstream Ziomedia also features the issue prominently, although almost exclusively in the form of misinformation and propaganda.

While I am certainly not accusing PrisonPlanet of promoting Zionist propaganda regarding Gaza, I think that in consideration of the important position the site has secured for itself in the alternative media, it has the responsibility of prioritizing news on this most critical event over the frankly frivolous items that appeared in its featured stories section. -ps


PrisonPlanet featured stories from July 24, 2014:

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