In this week’s episode of “Top Story,” JNS editor-in-chief Jonathan Tobin discusses the role biased media play in the campaign to demonize Israel. That same bias is also fueling antisemitism throughout America. According to Tobin, the influence of woke ideology has created a new generation of journalists who see themselves primarily as activists in the service of intersectional ideology and not seekers of truth.
He’s joined by Newsweek opinion editor Batya Ungar-Sargon, who says that after Oct. 7, “our national media has become the stenographers of terrorists.” While this is shocking, it is, she asserts, “exactly what you would have expected if you’ve been reading The New York Times or watching CNN or following along with their coverage of pretty much anything over the last 10 years.”
Ungar-Sargon says this is the natural result of years of indoctrination in the U.S. education system, which has produced a generation of young journalists who can no longer tell the difference between objective and subjective. They have discarded journalistic ethics and replaced them with a woke mindset that views every issue through the prism of race. That has led them to buy into lies propagated by Hamas and to discredit Israel, despite the facts of the situation.
She believes that “the problem with today’s left-wing media is not that it’s liberal, it’s not that it’s left-wing, but that it’s that it’s made up of a bunch of people who spent a decade of their lives being inculcated into this extremely disgusting worldview that is against everything we believe as Jews—and against everything Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wanted.”
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