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David Gregory was called out by United Nation Relief and Works Agency spokesman Chris Gunness on Meet the Press. Gregory showed an uncorroborated video of missiles being fired from a UN school that was released by the Israeli government. Gunness then told Gregory it was unfair to ask him to comment on a video he had not seen while showing it to millions of Americans.

One must wonder if the upfront callout of Gregory had an impact. It seems that his folks must have quickly contacted the UN for their interpretation of the video. This should have been done before David Gregory allowed our airwaves to be used via Meet the Press as a propaganda arm of the Israeli government. Neither side must be allowed to do that.

At the end of the program Gregory told the other side of the story. The UN said the video does not show what the Israeli government purports it is showing. Sixteen people, including many kids, died in that bombing of the UN school flying the blue UN flag.

Sadly much of the media in the US, instead of showing balance and accurate reporting, has allowed one side which is mostly the Israeli side to dominate the "explaining" coverage. The carnage in Gaza is deplorable, yet it is treated in an antiseptic manner on the US airwaves.

When one objects or attempts to tell the story in a balanced form as did journalist Rula Jebreal, one is made to pay. All her TV appearances were cancelled.

As of Saturday there were 1,035 Palestinians dead and thousands maimed. There are less than 50 Israelis dead. If this isn’t a violent immoral asymmetry I do not know what is. Does anyone believe that if the carnage disparity numbers were reversed the coverage would be different?

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Originally posted to ProgressiveLiberal on Sun Jul 27, 2014 at 10:51 AM PDT.

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