A hypothetical letter of thanks from Hamas to the media illustrating the reality of the Israeli vs. Hamas fighting in Gaza:
Dear Members of the Mainstream Media,
You’ve been awesome! Everyone knows that we start unwinnable wars with Israel because the real victory happens when you predictably side with us each time. And you’ve been so supportive of our strategy that we really want to acknowledge your helpfulness. In particular, we thank you for:
--Focusing so much more on our suffering than anyone else’s.Nigerians must die in far greater numbers before you take notice, so we’re glad that you value our lives so much more.
--Minimizing your coverage, if any, of our attacks that led up to Israel’s military response and generally providing so little context that outsiders think that Israelis kill Palestinians just for fun. We’re especially grateful to the French media for this. Their distortions of the conflict are so one-sided that they incite Muslims across France to attack Jews and synagogues, and that is welcomed by our anti-Semitic worldview (although, unfortunately, such attacks remind everyone why Jews need a state).
This hypothetical letter goes on to cover more than a dozen other instances of preferential treatment given to Hamas by media around the globe.