Michael Walker and the British communist commentator Ash Sarkar discuss Israel’s ongoing bombardment of Gaza in terms of Western geopolitical interests. They deconstruct the blatant media bias in covering the conflict, which they set in the context of Israel’s ongoing settler colonialism and apartheid. The critique is centered on Omar Badder’s analysis and questioning of the entry point for Western media reporting, which is as follows –
- Status quo: occupation/ apartheid is violence against Palestinians
- Then Israel escalates through evictions/beatings/ shootings
- Then some Palestinians respond w/violence.
- Then Israel “responds” w/massacres
“If you start reporting at #3. you are misleading your audience”