Many pro-Israel supporters are outraged with the biased
reporting by American mainstream media about attacks in the Middle
According to a new FoxNews.com op-ed from the Media Research
Center's (MRC) Culture and Media Institute, the three major
networks -- ABC, CBS and NBC -- are refusing to call Hamas'
relentless rocket attack on Israel a "terrorist" attack. Likewise,
in 61 percent (eight out of 13) of the stories from 2012, the three
networks avoided calling Hamas -- a known terrorist organization --
by its proper title.
Dan Gainor, vice president
for business and culture at the MRC, reveals that the media instead
uses the terms like "militants" or "militant Islamic leaders" to
identify the terrorist organization.
"I've been furious about the Israel coverage," he admits. "We
have Hamas, which is a terrorist organization, running a terrorist
state in Gaza, acknowledged by our own government -- by the Obama
administration -- as a terrorist organization. [And it] been listed
by our State Department for 15 years as a terrorist organization,
yet not one of the broadcast networks will call them a terrorist
Since Israel stopped being an underdog, Gainor believes the
media has changed its reporting perspective.
"[Israel] decided they didn't want to die, so they had to have a
strong military," he offers. "And I think the left felt really
betrayed by Israel's unwillingness to die. And so every time Israel
wins a battle, it loses more lefty support."
Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, was declared a "foreign
terrorist organization" more than 15 years ago by the United States