Friday, May 01, 2009

U.S. Government moves to dismiss AIPAC case

Of course the U.S. Government was eventually going to drop these scurilous charges.

You'll note that the charges were covered in depth by the news media when they were made. That is because the news media goes into high gear when there's Jews to hate.

But now, with the charges dropped (because they were baseless to begin with) the end of the story is not being covered.

If a tree falls in the forest and nobody sees or hears it, did it happen?

The charges against Rosen and Weissman were covered extensively complete with accusations of nefarious intent. The final conclusion of the prosecutors that they do not have a case, has not garnished much news media attention. Not like I'm surprised.

***** UPDATE *****

I had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Alex Safian of CAMERA tonight on this subject. Alex noted the storm of coverage when the story first broke and agreed that statistically, the coverage of the exoneration received far less media coverage. Alex made note that this is common in news media coverage and not inimical to coverage of Israel and/or Jews.

That being said, Alex professionally documents anti-Israel bias in the news media. My claim that initial coverage of the "AIPAC spy story" exhibited anti-Israel bias has merit. Some examples of the anti-Israel bias surrounding the original story (2004) are documented on CAMERA's web site.


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