Monday, September 14, 2015

Sins of Omission & Commission at Murdoch's Australian

You may have read in the Fairfax press about the strange case of the "young Jewish American man... charged with pretending to be an Australian-based Islamic State jihadist after a FBI joint investigation with the Australian Federal Police based on information provided by Fairfax," (FBI says 'Australian IS jihadist' is actually a Jewish American troll named Joshua Ryne Goldberg, Elise Potaka & Luke McMahon, Sydney Morning Herald, 11/9/15)?

Had you been an English-speaking Israeli reader instead, you may have read about 20-year-old Goldberg in the Times of Israel under the headline Florida Jew arrested for posing as online jihadist, encouraging terrorism (11/9/15).

Both sources, Fairfax and Israeli, have had no qualms whatever in identifying Goldberg as a Jew.

And yet, if you'd relied solely on the September 12 report in Murdoch's Australian - Aussie-linked American held over 9/11 bomb plot (Mark Schliebs) - for details of the case, nowhere would you have read that Goldberg was Jewish, despite reading that he sent threats to attack "synagogues in Melbourne and Los Angeles" to "media outlets" while posing as an IS jihadi recruiter called 'Australi Witness' on Twitter.

Of course, an average edition of Murdoch's relentlessly pro-Israel Australian contains more mentions of the word 'Muslim' than you can shake the proverbial stick at

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