British Journalist Robert Fisk On the Politics of Language and the Media in the Middle East

May 21, 2002

In our first segment we heard American Jewish peace activist Adam Shapiro explaining why he believes the International Solidarity Movement is so important. He said the US mainstream media largely ignores the oppression of the Palestinians unless Americans are there to draw attention to it.

Well, we turn now to a speech British journalist Robert Fisk gave a few weeks ago at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. In it, Fisk turns a microscope on the US media’s bias, revealing specific and systematic ways in which the media blocks the Palestinian experience from the eyes and the ears of the American people.


  • Robert Fisk, reporter with the Independent of London.

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