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Palestine: Read all about it… but not in the mainstream media

Times have changed, though, and it is becoming more and more difficult to break news in the mainstream media on this sort of scale. Embarrassing the Establishment or promoting an ounce of sympathy about the Palestinian cause or the anti-war movement is virtually impossible to do today.

The great investigative journalist John Pilger wrote recently about how independent journalists like Hersh have been driven from the “mainstream”. It was disappointing that he did not make a special reference to Palestine because quite a few journalists have found themselves out in the cold after striving to bring the daily injustices of Palestine to the fore.

As far as the mainstream media is concerned anyone who shows any degree of sympathy towards the Palestinian cause is decried as anti-Semitic or demonised, and usually both. I’m speaking from personal experience; every story I’ve ever written on Palestine is met with threats, accusations that I am an anti-Semite and worse. If you don’t believe me, read the abusive comments which will follow this article or check out my previous work for MEMO.

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