Middle East studies in the News
Will Media Report Palestinian Campaigning for Obama from Gaza? [incl. Rashid Khalidi]
by Noel Sheppard
On Tuesday, Yahoo News published an Associated Press picture of a young Palestinian gentleman who is campaigning for Barack Obama from his home in Gaza:
One would think this would be quite newsworthy especially given Obama's ever-changing position on Israel and "Palestine" as well as the controversial tape of the junior senator from Illinois at a dinner party with former PLO operative Rashid Khalidi that the Los Angeles Times is refusing to make public.
Yet, according to a Google News search, only USA Today and AP have published anything about this matter, including the following video report from the world's leading wire service:
This is what USA Today reported Tuesday:
Why isn't this matter getting more publicity? Does the Obama-loving media think it might hurt the junior senator's chances of winning next week?
—Noel Sheppard is the Associate Editor of NewsBusters.Note: Articles listed under "Middle East studies in the News" provide information on current developments concerning Middle East studies on North American campuses. These reports do not necessarily reflect the views of Campus Watch and do not necessarily correspond to Campus Watch's critique.
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