My overall sense of RTEs coverage of the ongoing war in the Gaza Strip is – Israel bad, Hamas good. Today with Pat Kenny, in particular, seems very anti Israel.
On today’s show we heard from a pro Hamas spokesperson, a slightly pro Hamas Middle East expert and a neutral journalist, the Israeli side wasn’t represented. There’s also a very noticeable difference in how each side is treated during interviews.
On Friday’s show the pro Hamas spokesperson was asked soft questions and allowed full time to answer while the Israeli ambassador to Ireland was constantly challenged to explain his country’s behaviour and frequently interrupted with even more hostile questions.