Media Bigotry Loud and Clear in Ukraine War Coverage

CBS News correspondent Charlie D’Agata: “relatively civilized, relatively European”
Halim Shebaya: “Life goals of an Arab: become ‘relatively civilized.’”
“Yes, true, after the invasion of Iraq in 2003 cannibalism among Iraqis dropped from 100% to 0.01%.”
ITV’s Lucy Watson: “This is Europe.”
Daniel Hannan: “They seem so like us.”
Al Jazeera neo-colonial white supremacist anchor (left)
“We’re talking about Europeans leaving in cars that look like ours”
NBC News correspondent Kelly Cobiella: “They’re Christian, they’re white”
My tweeted reply to “they’re Christians.”

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Magda Abu-Fadil is a veteran foreign correspondent/editor of international news organizations, former academic, media trainer, consultant, speaker and blogger.

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Magda Abu-Fadil is a veteran foreign correspondent/editor of international news organizations, former academic, media trainer, consultant, speaker and blogger.

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