Two Peoples, Two Pictures

There was a pair of pictures on the front page of USA Today today (3/20/13), illustrating a story about President Barack Obama’s visit to Israel and the Occupied Territories:

Photos of Palestinians and Israelis reacting to Obama visit from USA Today

OK, angry Palestinians, happy Israelis–that just reflects the reality that Israelis were more excited about Obama’s visit, right? Well, no. According to the story, “Obama arrives at a time when a recent media poll in Israel found just 10 percent of Israelis view him favorably.”

About Jim Naureckas

Extra! Magazine Editor Since 1990, Jim Naureckas has been the editor of Extra!, FAIR's monthly journal of media criticism. He is the co-author of The Way Things Aren't: Rush Limbaugh's Reign of Error, and co-editor of The FAIR Reader: An Extra! Review of Press and Politics in the '90s. He is also the co-manager of FAIR's website. He has worked as an investigative reporter for the newspaper In These Times, where he covered the Iran-Contra scandal, and was managing editor of the Washington Report on the Hemisphere, a newsletter on Latin America. Jim was born in Libertyville, Illinois, in 1964, and graduated from Stanford University in 1985 with a bachelor's degree in political science. Since 1997 he has been married to Janine Jackson, FAIR's program director. You can follow Jim on Twitter at @JNaureckas.