A BU prof takes on media dhimmitude regarding the jihad against Israel. From the Boston Herald:
A Boston University history professor has started a media watchdog Web site to grade journalists on their reporting of historic events out of the Middle East, and eventually elsewhere.
Richard Landes, a professor of medieval French history, said he was so disturbed by what he saw as pro-Palestinian and anti-Israel reporting by the media that he lined up some funding and support to launch this week a Web site called the Second Draft (seconddraft.org).
The site currently concentrates on what Landes calls the “Pollywood” coverage of the Palestinian-Israeli struggle — one Landes says is often aided by Palestinian film crews and reporters who present what he says are biased film clips and photos to a Western media that ends up using the material in television and newspaper reports.
“This is real grassroots stuff,” Landes said of his site. “I’m doing this as a citizen historian. . . . The people in the media are so reluctant to discuss such things.”