Words of the Week
In a slight shift this week, I’ll share the following tweet with you.
Where to begin w/this @TheTakeaway segment? Maybe w/this ahistorical text on website (which, btw, he DOESN'T say). https://t.co/XdnKpoe8dQ pic.twitter.com/ItL4nMPIqR
— Erika Dreifus (@erikadreifus) April 13, 2017
I still can’t quite believe that a major New York radio station published this text on its website; that I seem to have been pretty much the only one to notice and respond to it; and that, despite the fact that this tweet has received the most engagement by far of all the tweets I’ve posted today, it is the least “viral,” in terms of shares/retweets.
Significantly, though, my online action does seem to have achieved something.
@erikadreifus @TheTakeaway @WNYC Hi Erika. We've updated the web copy to more accurately reflect the interview. Thanks for your tweet.
— T.J. Raphael (@TJRaphael) April 13, 2017
Full original screenshot, just for the record:
The bias and outright dishonesty when it comes to Israel coverage never ceases to amaze me. Anyone who cares about facts and fairness needs to pay attention. Words matter. And corrective ones can, sometimes, make a difference.