War in Gaza

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10/21/14
Journal 2 In the article, “TV News and White Voices”, the author’s key claims are about the misguided War in Gaza, and the only two Western doctors that managed to enter Gaza. These two doctors were interviewed plenteously and had swayed the public opinion of the war. “They described Israel as a brutal aggressor collectively punishing the entire Palestinian population in Gaza of 1.5 million people, murdering innocent civilians, violating international law and committing war crimes.” The author wanted to know if these reporters were bias and the credibility of their sources. The Israeli newscast had reported a couple of hundreds of Palestinian deaths when there was actually thousands. Israel had a “media blockade” to influence the public view of the war. The author issues a key statement when he says that “source credibility is often a decisive component in assessing whether reporting is truthful, impartial and accurate, and can be decisive for the formation of public opinion.” I think that using these two doctors as sources to the journalists is exceptionally credible to the public.
It was vital that there were two foreigners inside the Gaza Strip to affirm the state of the conflict because the opinion of the Arabs did not matter to much of the people. Anyone can convey now that Israel used extreme cruelty & violence against the Palestinians but the same could not be said at the time of the war. The Norwegian authors of the article wrote it to explain to us how the Norwegian News shaped the public opinion on the reality of the issue. One of the authors is an Associate Professor at Oslo University.

Work Cited
VAAGAN, ROBERT, FROYDIS JOHANNESSEN, and MARIE WALSOE. “Tv News And “White Voices”: Dagsrevyen’s Coverage Of The Gaza War.” Javnost-The Public 17.3 (2010): 39-55. Academic Search Complete. Web. 21 Oct.…...

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