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Thursday, March 14, 2002
IS THERE ANY POINT to the article on 'Students and the Middle East' in the Daily Cal today? It's incidental to the fight for free speech, but it does help when the publication in question is working hard and staying objective. Articles like this make it harder.
In an article about an area 'where violence is a daily reality for Palestinians and Israelis' alike, the reporter can't seem to find any Palestinians.
1. A student with family outside Tel Aviv
2. Another student with family in Israel
3. Rory Miller, who is quoted as a 'Third-year Classics major' and man on the street despite being a bigtime Israeli supporter.
4. The Treasurer of the Jewish Student Union
5. The Co-Chair of the Israeli Action Committee
And 6. One Palestinian guy, Will Youmans. Plus he's the head of a militant organization, SJP, that many people hate. No interviews with 'man-on-the-street Palestinians'
Most likely this is because the reporter happens to know a lot of Israelis, not from an active avoidance of Palestinians. But the product is biased, and the quality of the Daily Cal suffers accordingly. I'd be happier supporting Israel without articles like this.
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