5/7/21 Dan Cohen on Western Media Bias in Israel and Colombia

5/7/21 Dan Cohen on Western Media Bias in Israel and Colombia

Scott talks to Dan Cohen about unrest in Jerusalem, where Israeli soldiers stormed the Al-Aqsa mosque, and in Colombia, where protestors have been clashing with government forces, resulting in at least 39 civilian deaths so far. Both of these stories are perverted by most mainstream media sources in order to obscure the real story. In Israel, in this and all similar cases, the headlines invariably focus on the fact that Palestinians have attacked Israeli forces, without ever providing the background that in many cases, Palestinians are just fighting back against an increasingly oppressive Israeli military that is allowing settlers to steal their homes. There’s even less media attention focused on Colombia, since their right-wing government is a close ally of the United States. Make no mistake, says Cohen, if this were happening in Venezuela or any other state officially deemed an enemy by the U.S., it would practically be grounds for a military intervention. Interventionist hawks have cited far smaller causes over the last few years when advocating regime change in Venezuela.

Discussed on the show:

  • “Xinjiang Native Speaks Out: “Western Media Jeopardizing Uyghurs Interests”” (MintPress News)
  • “Video: Temple movement rabbi proselytizes for genocide” (Electronic Intifada)
  • “If I don’t steal it, somebody else is going to steal it.” (Twitter)
  • Oslo Accords
  • “Meet the Neo-Nazi Advising Colombian Police on How to Break the National Strike” (Behind the Headlines)

Dan Cohen is a journalist and co-producer of the award-winning documentary, Killing Gaza. His website is dancohenmedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @dancohen3000.

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About Scott Horton

Scott Horton is director of the Libertarian Institute, editorial director of Antiwar.com, host of Antiwar Radio on Pacifica, 90.7 FM KPFK in Los Angeles, California and podcasts the Scott Horton Show from ScottHorton.org. He's the author of the 2021 book Enough Already: Time to End the War on Terrorism, the 2017 book, Fool's Errand:Time to End the War in Afghanistan, editor of the 2019 book The Great Ron Paul: The Scott Horton Show Interviews 2004–2019 and the 2022 book Hotter Than The Sun: Time to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. He’s conducted more than 6,000 interviews since 2003. Scott lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, Larisa Alexandrovna Horton.

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