Does the American media tilt against Israel?
Bernie Goldberg examines issue
- Duration 5:37
- Date Nov 20, 2012
Bernie Goldberg examines issue
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Segment -- Americans believe the media in general tilts against Israel I don't think so but the left wing media certainly does.
What would you say to those who argue that these rockets are essentially very ineffective they rarely do damage and that the response from the Israelis.
Is disproportional to the threat that they're under.
Well I wouldn't I would say that to the three Israeli people who were killed.
-- buy one of those rockets the 150.
-- Israelis who have been wounded physically and psychologically by this.
These rockets paralyze an entire country.
The new CNN -- 57% of Americans believe Israel is justified taking military action against Hamas.
25% say it's not justified 90% don't know.
-- -- have a Miami Bernie Goldberg to prepare Bernard Goldberg dot com.
So is Israel get a fair shake in general from the media here over.
Well this too many to many news organizations from for me to make a broad generalization so -- let me say this.
Before Israel's counter offensive last week.
Hamas slumped between 750.
And 800 missiles into civilian.
Places in Israel.
That's a lot of missiles 800 in one calendar year just this year up to 800 missiles.
But that was never a big.
New story in the United States I'm not saying they never covered it but it was never a big running -- story and only became a story when Israel.
Launched this major counteroffensive.
Now why is this I think it's because.
There's a fascination.
On the part of liberal journalist and actually liberals in general.
Fascination and an attraction.
Towards the underdog they love the underdog they sympathize with the underdog and they and -- the underdog has brown -- better yet.
So they seen the Palestinians is the underdog and Israel as the oppressors -- a lot of the far left media.
And that's why we start to get stories about uncle Mahmoud who was killed in in in the terrible savage attack by Israel and we get incredibly.
Dumb questions like the one you just played.
The woman you have behind him and everything right -- -- but I don't think this is a media problem so much -- it's a general.
Liberal problem you ran that CNN poll let me break that down a little the CNN poll said that 74%.
Think that what Israel is doing is justified 159%.
Of independents think it's justified.
But only 40%.
For 0% of Democrats think -- they can't even get a majority of Democrats in this country.
To think that Israel's response.
Is justified a -- that.
They're a bunch of liberals and liberals generally don't like Israel a lot of liberals don't anyway.
Well it's true I don't know really why I guess it's tied into some kind of I don't know I'm -- to speculate but.
The end who's got kids college charting and it's -- -- -- got into trouble on CNN when he did one of those uncle Mahmoud stories.
And then -- -- was a total phony -- got to be real careful about reporting over there are let's let's -- And get into what -- on -- Charles Krauthammer about.
And then you you're a psychologist by first half the night but by clarity by marriage on the psychology -- a life.
So why is a Washington Post attacking me so vehemently for telling the truth which had backed up fifteen different ways.
Yesterday and tonight about the entitlement culture.
Over calming the traditional culture in America why are they attacking.
Too many times liberals in in the in the media and out of the media.
Seeing any kind of observation.
That involves race.
As an attack.
A racial attack but -- -- -- -- -- I did this -- you're saying can't I if I know what.
I understand that but they accused you did they not absolutely not it may have you ever brought it right into the racial arena absolutely what makes it what makes it sold.
What makes it so -- -- that I could envision it and they may have actually done this but I can envision a page one story in the Washington Post.
Hard news story.
Saying America has changed demographically.
White political clout is not what it used to be this will affect voting patterns.
Which is basically what you said.
Exactly what I said.
But I think it's further than that I think that they understand.
That the culture is changing very quickly and they don't want the folks understand it.
They want the folks to keep -- blithely along until we fall off the fiscal cliff.
And then everybody will pay attention to that's probably a few years away the last word -- Well I think I think that too often people on the left.
See any kind of observation.
That says people want things for free and not everybody does certainly but some people -- they see it as a as a racial attack they other defenders.
Of minorities that's how they see themselves and they feel better about themselves attacking you.
For being a so called racist.
Because that makes them feel better about themselves and aren't and that's a psychological component of.
I'm glad I -- -- help them out.
The very thanks very much play more ahead as the factor.