Today’s Camera Summary: The Hamas Quandary
Long run for a short jump. Camera goes into great detail about the interview given to a senior Hamas leader, as if this leader is going to give some greater insight into the on-the-ground facts of the contemporary Middle East. Instead, Camera shows, we get boilerplate. Camera then goes on for a bit about why this opinion is not to be trusted.
Camera goes state that the LA Times is somehow complicit in all of this deception.
Make no mistake, the boilerplate is deception. But it is not necessarily indicative of some greater media conspiracy (Camera points out many instances where the LA Times has done this, given space to someone who should not get space.)
What we are actually seeing is that the Middle East, for all of the media exposure, is basically closed off to Western Media. I suspect that the LA Times would love to get good story about the real facts on the ground, yet like everything in Hollywood, the only new ideas they have are remakes. The ME governments give the West spokespeople, take it or leave it. The Times takes it. It’s too dangerous to put your own reporters over there.
So, I would say, skip this article. Nothing to see here. Definitely nothing to read or hear here—in both Camera and the Times.