I believe is it humanly impossible to be completely unbiased. The main information stream coming to us about the current Middle East Conflict comes from CNA, ST, BBC, CNN. Even if a reporter tried to be unbiased, we all have individual minds shaped by our past, our upbringing, our accumulated knowledge and our conclusions therefrom. Yes, we can attempt to be unbiased but I don’t believe it’s actually possible because an apparently unbiased commentary may be made up of biased information and reports. So I’m arguing that there is no such thing as pure objectivity.

Anyway, what has this got to do with a balanced view?

On Monday, I decided to go to the following sources of information to read about what is happening in the middle east and Israel right now:

The Jerusalem Post

CNN

The Daily Star – Lebanon

BBC

Syrian Arab News Agency (English Version)

Iran Daily

Palestine News Agency

The New York Times

The Financial Times

The Peoples Daily (China)

The Times (London)

It’s really fascinating the different spins taken by the different news agencies. You would obviously expect that but the the subtle blatantness (yeah, yeah, it’s an oxymoron but you know what I mean) is amazing. For example, on the same day, the Daily Star – Lebanon showed a picture of a very cute baby heavily injured by the Israeli attack and the BBC focuses on how much the Israelis are attempting to avoid civilian casualty.

At the end, I’m not more knowledgeable about the situation but I’m loathe to make quick conclusions or take sides.

Try it.

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