Raised Eyebrows: The Elite Media Shapes (Mis) Impressions, Large and Small

The Yahoo headline reads "Israeli PM's gift to Obama raises eyebrows."  But once the piece is opened, the title of the ABC report is "Bibi's Gift to Barack."  Yahoo, in choosing its own title, is editorializing. (Full screen shot visible here)  . You see, Prime Minister Netanyahu gave Obama a book to read that has special meaning during the Purim holiday. GFrom ABC: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave a gift to President Obama: The Book of Esther. Aides to the Israeli politician referred to the book as "background reading" on Iran for President Obama, the Jewish Daily Forward reports. For those not acquainted with the book, it is read on the Jewish Holiday of Purim, which begins tonight. It tells the story of a plot by Persians to exterminate the Jewish people. The villain is named not Mahmoud or Ali but "Haman." In the end, the Jews - helped by a benevolent gentile king - are victorious. "Bibi" Netanyahu drew the comparison when he landed back in Israel...(Read Full Post)

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