The media has certainly made some interesting choices n covering the Restoring Courage event. Glenn went over some of the more peculiar coverage of the Restoring Courage event on radio today.
“This is Reuter's. So, this is the worldwide media,” Glenn said in reference to the Reuters report that said, “Beck's Restoring Courage event in an archaeological park Israel has built in an area of Jerusalem it captured in 1967 war.”
“The New York Times took their typical cowardice sort of path and decided to report that there were only hundreds of people there, a complete and total fabrication, a complete and total attempt to discredit, but it doesn't matter. It doesn't matter. In the end they are swept into the dust bin of history. They are. Make no mistake, the world is changing and evil always loses.,” Glenn said.
“Now, there were 1700 people because that's -- for security reasons, that's all we could allow into the area. It was really very secure,” Glenn said.
The press did not report on the thousands that watched from a remote viewing location nearby, nor on over 1400 viewing parties in over 60 countries.
The Blaze analyzed the way the media covered the event in Israel:
Ynet News reports that Glenn attracted more than 1,000 supporters, mostly Evangelical Christians from the U.S., at the Davidson Center near the Western Wall in Jerusalem.
They don’t explain that attendance was restricted in the Davidson Center. Our ticket count there was 1,600 and there were 3,000 more gathered at the alternate viewing site at Safra Square.
Ma’ariv, also a Hebrew language site, touched on the rally itself, then referenced some of the protesters that were there, including the verbal scuffle between the Knesset member and Peace Now.
Israel’s Channel 2 news began their report “The extremist American broadcaster Glenn Beck …” so you get a sense of how that report went.
Channel 1 news (IBA) reported that American broadcaster, Glenn Beck, gathered people together in a ceremony to support Israel. The report does mention that Glenn’s audience comprise Christians and American Jews but, unlike other reports, does not state that practically all of the participants are Evangelicals. Channel 1 was also the only outlet to mention the many “viewing parties” that were held to watch the events unfold.
Then, a less than flattering Associated Press piece stated: ”The conservative commentator has won fans among Israel’s far-right with his unabashedly pro-Israel, anti-Muslim rhetoric, and 2,000 people turned out to hear him speak next to the compound known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary.”
The rest of AP the article focused mainly on criticism of Glenn’s support for Israel and a rehash of past statements. And highlighted the 1,200 Facebook fans of the Peace Now protest group. It failed to mention that Restoring Courage has 32,000 fans on Facebook.
All in all, a mixed media exists in Israel, just as it does here in the U.S.