Caroline Glick writes in her column for the Jerusalem Post about the way the liberal Israeli media are minimizing the news about Israel's strong economy, an exact dupplication of the behavior of the American liberal media.
In Israel, as the country's steady economic growth and high placement on just about every significant global economic index shows, the economic liberalization reforms enacted by former prime minister and finance minister Likud Chairman Binyamin Netanyahu have been a complete success. The Israeli economy is the envy of a Europe that suffers from stagnation and decline.
Yet inside of Israel, the country's economic success is a well—kept secret. Most Israelis operate under the impression that the country is on the verge of economic ruin — that poor people are starving, that sick people are going without proper medical care. The reason that most Israelis believe that the country is teetering on the brink of an economic disaster is because the Israeli media have consistently reported an economic narrative that has absolutely no relationship with reality. So, while international investors line up to invest in the Israeli economy, Israeli citizens look to socialist politicians and pundits to save them from their capitalist nightmare of success.
Of course, the Big Lie is a technique prefected in neither Israel or the United States. That is something for liberals in Israel and the US to reflect upon.
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