THE NORWEGIAN MEDIA AND PUBLIC AIN’T SEEN NOTHING YET!
Wonderful to see that the always excellent Norway, Israel and the Jews blog has picked up the NRK-GATE story, “Is NRK biased against Israel?”. In the opening paragraph the NIJ blog asks:
“Is Sidsel Wold’s interview with Manfred Gerstenfeld really indicative of a pattern of reporting where the Israeli narrative is omitted, neglected or distorted,while the Palestinian narrative is presented as the truth?”.
The answer to that is a resounding yes, but lets not stop there, Sidsel Wold’s style of shoddy, biased, mean spirited activist journalism for the most part is representative of the profession as a whole (not in all cases of course, there are a few shining examples of proper journalism left in Scandinavia). Mean spirited journalism is what Sidsel Wold and fellow journo travellers excel at, because it’s a natural extension of their anti-Israel activism.
The next time you observe seething anti-Israel activists screaming at the top of their lungs at pro-Israel supporters waving Israeli flags and singing “hevenu shalom alechem”, think of Sidsel Wold holding her pen in her hand unable to write anything down because she’s so distraught at seeing people actually supporting the state of Israel in the streets of Norway, wishing peace onto others no less.
Go on over to NIJ blog and check out the post, it’s well worth the time to read it in depth. KGS