Sun. Mar 3rd, 2024

May 20, US forces bomb an Iraqi wedding party killing more than 40 people. Israeli forces push into Rafah and fire on a protest march killing many, the majority of whom are children. The UN censures Israel and tells the country that bulldozing houses is a crime.

These stories are front page in the Guardian, the BBC, The Independent and Aljazeera.

The US press are more coy.

The New York Times mentions the wedding massacre on its front page but makes sure to call the attack ‘disputed’ in the headline. 

Fox brings itself to mention the bombing of the wedding but insists too in its headline that it is disputed, then tells us another US soldier is killed in Baghdad, but no front page mention of the UN resolution condemning Israel or of the protest march attack.

USA Today is pretty much a clone of Fox.

CNN mentions none of the above on its front page.

All the US sources give prominent mention to the entirely neutral story of the raid on Chalabi’s residence.

By chris page

Magazine editor, writer of fiction and non-fiction; exile; cat person; red wine for blood and cheese in his soul. Chris Page is the author of the novels Weed, Sanctioned, Another Perfect Day in ****ing Paradise, King of the Undies World, and The Underpants Tree. He is also a freelance journalist, copywriter, editor, cartoonist, illustrator, graphic designer, and consultant in the use and abuse of false moustaches (don’t wear them — you’re welcome — the invoice is in the mail).

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