a reply to: FyreByrd
I am so disappointed with myself for not writing more clearly. Let me explain.
I knew absolutely nothing about Dr. Gross, when I went looking the first page of the search engine gave me a link to his CV. That seemed to be a
source where I could learn a little without the slightest possibility of anti-Gross bias.
The first page of his bio, included the things I listed. I found it a little odd that a man who had studied such a broad field as psychology would
concentrate so heavily in one area. it didn't matter what the area was, it could have been hunting for as much as I cared.
It struck me as even more odd when he was the basis for selecting articles from such a wide variety of fields. That's all there was, that's all I
Giving the reader the information he needs to come to their own conclusion based on their own "criteria".
I don't find this open presentation in 'commentary' or 'research' from Cato or Heritage both openly biased.
That is why I follow Larry's List. He can be gayer then **** but he knows good journalism, good writing and the absolute importance of fact and
From your link:
They grew up with the provocative demand for recognition of Israel as a “Jewish state,” and they drew the inevitable conclusions.
The mob was the first to internalize its true significance: a Jewish state is one in which there is room only for Jews.
No sources, just the author Gideon Levy of Haaretz.
"Provacative demand?" he's joking. Sixty four years ago, when the UN created Israel, the phrase "Jewish State" appeared 25 times. Now, it's a
"provocative demand?" That's good journalism? That's providing the reader with the information they need?
"Only for Jews?" That's silly. Non-Jews living there been offered Israeli citizenship.
According to Israel's Central Bureau of Statistics, the Arab population in 2013 was estimated at 1,658,000, representing 20.7% of the country's
population. The majority of these identify themselves as Arab or Palestinian by nationality and Israeli by citizenship. Many have family ties to
Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, as well as to Palestinian refugees in Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon. Negev Bedouins and Druze tend to
identify more as Israelis than other Arab citizens of Israel.
Most of the Arabs living in East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights, occupied by Israel in the Six-Day War of 1967 and later annexed, were offered
Israeli citizenship, but most have refused, not wanting to recognize Israel's claim to sovereignty. They became permanent residents instead. They
have the right to apply for citizenship, are entitled to municipal services, and have municipal voting rights.
They're being treated much better than Jews in Muslim countries. If there are any left after being killed, forced out, or went running for their
OK, Dr. Gross posts things that are not often seen. But to say that he's a journalist, uses scientific information, or presents the reader with the
information they need, stretches the bounds of credulity well past the breaking point.
Go ahead and read it, that's fine, but don't believe you're getting anything even vaguely resembling balanced news.
Just as a last minute observation? The belief that the government is funding an evangelical "gravy train?" The story condemns the transfer of a
million dollars to the Salvation Army, Some money to Uganda (where the article takes most of it's time), and stories of a million here, $800,000
there, etc. I would be surprised if the total reached $20 million.
For balance, why not point out that Planned Parenthood alone, got $540 Million in FY 2013, and that:
The National Institutes of Health has spent millions of dollars over the past decade to fund the construction of an HIV-prevention website that,
among other sexually explicit features, includes a graphic image of homosexual sex and a Space Invaders-style interactive game that uses a
penis-shaped blaster to shoot down gay epithets.
Sorry, if all you look at is Larry's List, you'll end up very poorly informed and having lots
of false beliefs. - C -