As I discussed in an earlier post, free media and unbiased media are not the same thing. Current coverage of the situation in Gaza by American press is a perfect example of this discrepancy. But an op-ed by Professor Rashid Khalidi in the New York Times yesterday provided a refreshingly frank look at the crisis. If you’re sketchy on the roots of this conflict, it’s a good place to start. Read here.
If you’d like more in-depth coverage, try watching Al Jazeera English on Live Station. It’s free to download and the image quality is excellent. AJE boasts some wonderful British and American journalists, including Sir David Frost. You’ll find it an educational alternative to media outlets like CNN, in which hard news and opinion are becoming so entangled that it is difficult to tell them apart.
When most Americans hear ‘Al Jazeera’, they think of terrorists. Watch and form your own opinion. You might be surprised.