Card Stacking, or denial of fact by omission

Reuters Middle East watch is a website that does a good job in exposing the biases and distortions employed by Reuters.  Their recent column entitled Reuters forgets the lyrics exposes how Reuters cherry pick items – choosing ones that suit their anti-Israel bias, and ignoring inconvenient truths.  They call it Card Stacking,  and refer to an excellent overview of this and 6 other propaganda techniques described here

Quite apart from opening themselves to ridicule, the distortions of Reuters does significant harm to any potential peace process – by providing encouragement to Hamas and others to hold rejectionist views without any penalty.  Reuters also symbolises the depths to which Westernised media have gone, in their pursuit of narrative over evidence, activisim over reporting.  One wonders what are the financial benefits that Reuters also receives by catering to the anti-Israel line.  It would be interesting to read an analysis on this latter point.

Propaganda techniques described are:

Assertion, Bandwagon, Card Stacking, Glittering Generalities, Lesser of 2 evils, Name calling, Pinpointing the Enemy, Plain Folks, Simplification, Testimonials, and Transfer.

An explanation is included in the link above.

And struggling with an acronym,  AsBanCa   Glena  Piplafosi Tetra

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  1. Well done on highlighting the Reuters Middle East Watch site.
    I checked out lots of other articles on the link, and they were most informative.
    I found out that the Netherlands is being a good friend of Israel, by declaring it would not recognise a unilaterally declared Palestinian state, as it would not advance the cause of peace. Cameron should talk to the Dutch to get some ideas.
    I also found out that Holland had listed the Iran Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist organisation.
    The truth is dawning in that country, even while it copes with an ever-increasing Muslim population.