The Associated Press and other media outlets have condemned an Israel Defense Forces strike on a building in Gaza where the AP, Al Jazeera TV and others worked. According to the IDF, Hamas also worked out of the building, which was the reason it was destroyed after giving a one-hour warning to evacuate.
Now that the stories are coming out, it’s clear that there are certain aspects that the media will downplay, if not flat-out fail to mention:
This AP article says Israel destroyed media building but leaves out it was being used by Hamas. Says electricity in Gaza is off but leaves out that Hamas rockets took out power lines. Says Israel killed a Lebanese protester but leaves out he was Hezbollah. https://t.co/Zwp8t0M5GD
— Omri Ceren (@omriceren) May 15, 2021
So much “journalism”!
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) May 15, 2021
You would think media would now understand or be outraged over Hamas terrorists using them as human shields, but apparently they are too obtuse or are deliberately lying about the situation. https://t.co/QsogCmM5ma
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) May 15, 2021
Im starting to see why Hamas had an office in the same building as AP.
— Starship Alves (@StarshipAlves) May 15, 2021
The same detail was not mentioned in this Axios story:
"The world will know less about what is happening in Gaza because of what happened today."
AP and Al Jazeera condemned the Israeli airstrike that destroyed a high-rise building in Gaza that housed their and other media offices. https://t.co/q6gCpZ6xnO
— Axios (@axios) May 15, 2021
Isn’t giving both sides of the story straight out of Journalism 101? But that doesn’t exist anymore — at least not often:
this article makes no mention of the IDF's claim that the building also contained "Hamas military intelligence assets." seems relevant. https://t.co/1vs1EhXUhm
— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) May 15, 2021
Just a little relevant, yes.
Maybe they should condemn their sharing office space with terrorists currently trying to murder civilians.
Burying the lede much? https://t.co/T5BahxKWRF
— Sweatimus Prime (@SweatimusPrime) May 15, 2021
By other media offices you mean Hamas military HQ ? https://t.co/SuXZOqO67X
— ((Sgt. Donny Donowitz)) (@jonah285) May 15, 2021
Hamas chose this location, for this very reason…It was a 'safe' spot to operate. https://t.co/oNKb86vGnZ
— Phillip H. Briggs (@thebaldtexican) May 15, 2021
Israel gave them notice, so nobody would get killed.
So what can a reporter not see from outside their offices that they could see while inside their offices? https://t.co/tRVePW8M4d
— Marc J. Randazza (@marcorandazza) May 15, 2021
"and others" LOL
This is why people hate you, media https://t.co/EW8oVZjSNB
— Gretchen Lynn (@Bubola) May 15, 2021
The Associated Press’s statement about the airstrike also left something out:
Of course, the Associated Press statement doesn’t mention them sharing space with Hamas intelligence HQ. pic.twitter.com/jhKV8Nvb2O
— David Reaboi (@davereaboi) May 15, 2021