Reliable Sources

In the video above, Benjamin Wallace-Wells, a staff writer for New York magazine, discusses his column “Why Israel Is Losing the American Media War.”

“Palestinian civilians under Israeli attack” has been “the single consistent theme of the coverage throughout,” he said, “because of social media, because we’re able to get a less filtered view of what the conflict looks like from within Gaza, because there are more cameras there now.”

He also remarked that “I think that Israel is perfectly happy to lose the media argument, so long as they win the military fight. And I think the imbalance in this whole conflict is that Hamas sees it exactly the other way. They’re perfectly happy to lose the military fight, so long as they win the media argument.”