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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

News editor reveals his ignorance and bias - in a single tweet (UPDATE)

Here's a tweet by Douglas Herbert, International Affairs Editor at France 24:

Herbert thinks that one of the US' top two priorities is to pressure Netanyahu - while Abbas is breaking signed agreements!

And this news editor is not even aware that Time's Person of the Year is not an award or an honor; rather it is just Time's opinion of the person who "for better or for worse, ...has done the most to influence the events of the year." Stalin was named Man of the Year twice and Hitler once.

Yes, one tweet shows that a news editor is both ignorant and biased against Israel. Not surprisingly, the two often go hand in hand.

France 24 is wholly owned by the French government, and broadcasts in three languages: French, English - and Arabic.

(h/t dmo)

UPDATE: Herbert deleted the tweet, perhaps thinking that no one will notice. You would think a person in the media would realize that silently erasing evidence makes things look even worse.