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US media coverage of Israel’s war on Gaza biased in favor of Israel: Analysis

A new analysis has revealed that there is “systematic bias in favor of Israel” in Western media’s coverage of the ongoing war in the Gaza Strip, stressing that some of the news agencies are “dehumanizing Palestinians” and “legitimizing” the occupying regime’s crimes in the besieged territory.

According to an Intercept analysis of major media coverage on Tuesday, leading American newspapers, which play an influential role in shaping US views of the Israeli war on Gaza, are paying little attention to Israel’s brutal war and blockade in Gaza.

The Intercept further noted that it has gathered more than 1,000 articles from the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times about Israel’s war on Gaza, and tallied up the usages of certain key terms and the context in which they were used.

The tallies reveal a flagrant imbalance in the way Israeli figures are covered versus Palestinians, with usages that favor Israeli narratives over Palestinian ones.

The Intercept went on to say that the print media outlets are disproportionately emphasizing Israeli deaths in the war, even as Palestinian deaths far outpaced Israeli deaths.

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