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What's in a Headline?

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When it comes to Palestinian children in Gaza, CNN, "the most trusted name in news," is unable to put out a headline that reflects the reality of the situation on the ground. Seven Palestinians have been killed in a raid by the Israeli army in the northern Gaza Strip, including four children and an elderly man.

CNN's headline on April 28, 2008, read, "Mideast Violence Kills Mother, 4 Children." Someone may want to ask, where in the Middle East? Who are the victims? And who perpetrated the crime?

In contrast, when a Palestinian gunman attacked a Jewish seminary in Jerusalem in March, CNN identified both the perpetrator and his victims. The headline read, "Palestinian Gunman Kills Eight in Jerusalem Jewish Seminary."

The story also received very little coverage on the air... but again CNN, which prides itself on "global coverage," was busy giving wall to wall coverage to the Reverend Wright media bonanza.

Jamal Dajani produces the Mosaic Intelligence Report on Link TV