8.2.12

"The World Media Goes Bonkers: An Israel-Attacks-Iran Case Study" by Barry Rubin

"The World Media Goes Bonkers: An Israel-Attacks-Iran Case Study" by Barry Rubin 


Graphic courtesy- IsraelIran.Net
For the second time in a few months we have seen a crazy global Israel-About-to-Attack-Iran Story. I don't want to go into all of the details but this tale is an example of how the media has just lost it completely due to a combination of laziness (reporters don't really do research or check sources); agenda; ignorance; and good old sensationalism. Partly, too, it arises from the difficulty of the mass media in dealing with the Internet media era and the difficulty of the Internet media in achieving decent journalistic standards. 
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