Painting a false picture
Publisher: The Electronic Intifada
Date Written: 26/06/2018
Year Published: 2018
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX22926
A review of the book "The Wrong Story: Palestine, Israel and the Media" by Greg Shupak.
Greg Shupak, who teaches media studies at the University of Guelph-Humber in Canada, probes these framing narratives and other questions in his new book The Wrong Story: Palestine, Israel and the Media.
Shupak takes a novel approach. Rather than examine the bias in news accounts, he focuses on editorials in The New York Times with the aim of revealing the mainstream media's underlying ideological support for a state closely aligned with US foreign policy objectives in the Middle East.
Shupak shows that framing narratives revealed in editorials rely on selecting only certain aspects of reality, which are then echoed in news accounts. Those selections reinforce already held beliefs and cultural assumptions.