Russell Crowe spoke on TV in an interview today about his 2009 movie, State of Play where he plays the part of a reporter. He said that he felt reporters started with opinions. They might change that opinion if they gain new facts.
I feel this is true. Russell said it was human nature to have an opinion about something. I see this with reporters dealing with Israel. So many seem to start with negative opinions about Israel and do not dig to find the truths. When important people like Noam Chomsky and Norman Finklestein knock Israel, the rest of America follows suit without thought. They are being led like sheep.
One uplifting item is that very recently CNN broadcast information about Israel's accomplishements that are excellent. I felt a miracle was happening.
Remember that every reporter has an agenda and his reporting reflects it. One reporter that changed her opinion about Israel that I know of is Joan Peters who wrote the book, "From Time Immemorial." She was acclaimed and consulted by American presidents for many years and her book was most accepted. She wrote about who the Palestinians really were and where they came from and when. Thanks to her delving into finding actual facts, these revelations turned up in print. It's a tome to wade through but worth every effort. The question is: are American reading levels up to it? There are no pictures. Finklestein and Chomsky have spent much time knocking her great revelations. That's all they do; knock.
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