Ilan Halimi and CiF
I was reading Z blog’s post on Ilan Halimi when I wondered if that modern-day bastion of intellectual “anti-Zionism” actually had any articles on the poor young man’s death.
Imagine my surprise when searching CiF for “Ilan Halimi”:
“You are searching: Comment is free Search all guardian.co.uk sites
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However, when I put “Israel” I get back 2511 results.
How peculiar, no bias there for sure?
In the Guardian proper, Ilan Halimi is mentioned in nine articles, a grand total of nine.
But you can almost guess what next? “Israel” elicits 22702 results.
That is nearly 23,000! But not one for Ilan Halimi.
I suppose that tells us a bit about the prejudices that drive CiF?
Pity, the Guardian was once a good newspaper.