MSNBC Guest Scolds Network for Lack of Palestinian Views: ‘Disgustingly Biased’
During Monday’s Ronan Farrow Daily, MSNBC guest Rula Jebreal criticized MSNBC, its sibling NBC News, and other news outlets for vastly over-presenting the Israeli side of the Israel-Hamas conflict. “We are ridiculous,” she said, meaning the media. “We are disgustingly biased when it comes to this issue.”
“Look at how much airtime Netanyahu and his folks have on air on a daily basis,” she said, naming Farrow lead-in Andrea Mitchell in particular. “I never see one Palestinian being interviewed on these same issues.”
Farrow objected that NBC had other voices on. “Maybe for thirty seconds, and then you have twenty-five minutes for Bibi Netanyahu,” she responded.
Jebreal then referenced the Ayman Mohyeldin dustup, in which NBC News foreign correspondent was removed from Gaza last week, some thought because of statements that seemed sympathetic to Palestine; Mohyeldin was restored two days later, which Farrow pointed out.
“Thanks to social media, and thanks to the pushback from public opinion,” she replied. “I’m not saying that everybody is like this, but one-tenth is given to the Palestinian voice and 99% to the Israeli’s voice. That’s why the public opinion is pro-Israeli, which is the opposite in the rest of the world.”
Watch the clip below, via MSNBC:
[h/t Talking Points Memo]
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