Yesterday I attended a protest against the slaughtering of Palestinian civilians by the Israeli army. It wasn't that big, people filled the street for about 6 blocks in Times square. I would say there were about 2000 people, maybe a bit more or less. The majority were actually women, with a decent amount of kids involved aswell. I even saw about a hundred Jews come out in support of the palestinian people.
I grew up thinking that the news reported truth. I later learned that there are news sources with a bias to boost their ratings, like FOX and MSNBC on opposite sides.
I never thought that prejudice was spread into the basic reporting of facts in local news though, and the amazing part is, that every news source I can find is reporting the same thing, and all are lying.
From seeing multiple news papers today, and television news shows last night, one would get the idea that there is strong support for Israel in the streets of this city, and almost none for Palestine. Not much could be further from the truth.
The two links above, and the NY post, both have the same numbers, and the Metro, a free paper found around the city, says a few dozen people attended a pro-palestine rally and about 10,000 attended a pro-israel rally.
Now I have no idea how many attended the other rally, according to one of the links above the crowd filled a city block, which can be pretty big, but if one block is about 10,000 people then how does 6 blocks equate to "a few dozen"?
I'm really sickened by this, if as Israeli's claim, and as my Mayor, and Congress claim, Israel is in the right here. (as always) Why is there a need for the media to blatantly lie? Why not just report the truth, it's not like reporting the correct number of people protesting is going the change the minds of people who just don't give a fuck that a first world country bombs U.N schools in an area where most people can't find food or shelter, or that an army can be so inept it kills more civilians than terrorists.
It would be great if there is someone else here who was at either of these protests, so it doesn't look like I'm just making shit up, because I know before yesterday I would definitely believe every news source in my city as opposed to one person.