The mind of the modern journalist is opaque to me. Via Harry’s Place is this article in The Atlantic by Jeffery Goldberg. The main thesis is that journalist focus obsessively on the moral failings of Israelis and the Israeli government, and that as a result don’t report accurately and often collaborate with Hamas to stage anti-Israeli propaganda in horrible and disgusting ways.
Then Goldberg notes, in a parenthetical remark, that
Israel stupidly won’t allow foreign reporters into Gaza
Did Goldberg not read his own writing, which might provide some non-stupid basis for Israeal doing that?
I think I will start a series on “acausality”, the mental affliction which causes people to forget that all actions have consequences, that all effects from from a cause. Acauslity isn’t someone not realizing a specific cause and effect relationship (we all have our little blindspots) but an apparent lack of the very concept of cause and effect generally demonstrated (as in this case) by discussing clearly and explicitly a cause or effect and then blithely ignoring it as a cause or effect.