Friday, April 6, 2012

Acquiring the critics

As per his bio on Facebook, Sir Harold Evans is a celebrated author, historian and journalist.  Evans was Editor of The Sunday Times of London from 1967 to 1981 and has written extensively on the turpitude of media propaganda.  Indeed, we quote Evans in our right sidebar:
"Propaganda is persuading people to make up their minds while withholding some of the facts from them."
On December 11th of last year, The Daily Beast published an article-cum-book review by Evans highlighting the duplicity and use of propaganda by the Palestinian Authority:
Leaders of the Palestinian Authority (PA), including its chairman, Mahmoud Abbas, and prime minister, Salam Fayyad, stand accused of systematically deceiving the international community by portraying themselves in English as pursuing peace while in their Arabic-language media they relentlessly propagate hate speech and venerate terror.
The overall tone of the piece is one of shock and dismay and Evans posted a link to the article on his Facebook page at the time of publication.

We posted a comment under Evans' link noting that Reuters too, deceives its audience by employing propaganda to advance Palestinian interests and we linked to an academic study by Roosevelt University documenting Reuters use of propaganda and its powerful effect on readers.

Our comment has now been deleted from Evans' Facebook page.

Of interest: Evans was recently hired as Editor at Large for Reuters.

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