Whoa! Ya gotta love it when U.S. government officials calls it like they see it. And while we have all been saying it for a very long time, it’s another thing when officials speak the strong truth of media malfeasance. This week the world celebrated the opening of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, and the media fomented the terror that resulted in the deaths of Palestinians at the Gaza Strip this week, according to Ambassador, David Friedman.
Breitbart explains in their exclusive interview with Friedman.
The mainstream media bear “some responsibility” for the deaths of Palestinians at the Gaza boundary this week, because they reward the Hamas terror group for encouraging people to attempt to breach the border.
That’s according to U.S. Ambassador David M. Friedman, who spoke exclusively to Breitbart News on the terrace of the King David Hotel the day after dedicating the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem.
“If I could give a word of advice to the media, if they purport to care so much about the Palestinian cause: this coverage of Palestinians running to the fence, burning tires — it’s the fuel or the lubricant for further malign behavior,” Friedman said.
“Because to me, this is a public relations event.”
The media, he said, bore “some responsibility” for encouraging Palestinian deaths by playing along — wittingly or unwittingly — with Hamas’s scheme.
Friedman also pushed back against the mainstream media narrative that the opening of the new embassy caused or provoked the violence in Gaza.
“The facts matter, and 90% of the media yesterday drew a cause and effect relation between the opening of the embassy and the tragedy that occurred in Gaza.
And he’s absolutely right. TV and other media has a big influence on the culture. They have a responsibility to get it right, and at the very least provide “BALANCED” coverage of EVERY event. They haven’t done that for a long time.