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Ilan Halimi and CiF

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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
‘Ilan Halimi’

0 results | Clear this search

Sorry, there are no results for your search query, please try another search.”

Zero results.

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.

Written by modernityblog

14/07/2009 at 16:47

2 Responses

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  1. quod licet Muslims non licet Jews

    Karl Pfeifer

    15/07/2009 at 15:11

  2. Karl,

    Whilst I understand what you are getting at, I do not feel it helpful to always counterpoise Jews and Muslims. In face the opposite.

    modernityblog

    15/07/2009 at 16:06


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