Did you see any U.S. news coverage on the massacre in Israel?
I know it’s been a busy news week.
In Japan, an earthquake, tsunami and now a possible nuclear meltdown. I know that newsrooms are shrinking and international news bureaus are disappearing. But, still there was time and a news hole big enough to give coverage to March Madness, the unrest in Libya and a story on NPR of a man who returned to Calcutta to take care of his aging mother.
But what about covering the murders of five Israeli family members, including three small children who were murdered in their sleep? Nothing.
There only seems to be a need to cover Israel in the media when Israel faces worldwide condemnation for building an apartment building in Jerusalem. And the coverage of this apparent terrorist attack? Nothing. And the worldwide reaction? Silence. Why is this?
Here is a photo the surviving members of this family wanted the world to see. It is a brutal photo.
I was listening to the news and not one second of coverage was devoted to this story. Not on CNN. Or NPR. Not that I heard. Correct me if I am wrong, but did any American news outlet pick up this story?