Justin Podur interviews Greg Shupak about his book The Wrong Story: Palestine, Israel, and the Media

JUSTIN PODUR: Greg is the author of The Wrong Story: Israel, Palestine, and the Media. It’s a book about the propaganda surrounding the Israel/Palestine conflict, and I’m really excited to have Greg here, so thank you, Greg, for coming.

GREG SHUPAK: I really appreciate your having me.

PODUR:Okay, so let’s just, I wanna know- I know I’ve written about this a lot, you’ve written about this a lot; what motivated you to get- what’s the story of this book, The Wrong Story: Palestine, Israel and the Media.

SHUPAK: Yeah, well, I started writing some of the, I guess, contours of what would become the chapters during Operation Protective Edge in the summer of 2014, and then, you know I just was able to identify that some of the frames that the media was using to cover the Palestinian issue persisted beyond what happened in the summer of 2014. And so, I thought that it was worth investigating how widespread these misleading media tropes about Palestine are, and then I thought it might be useful to attempt to explain why I think they’re misleading, and debunk them, if you will. I hope that it would be of interest to people who don’t know the subject particularly well, and at the some time I would hope that it offers some insights that people who do know the subject well find revealing and useful analytically, and perhaps even politically.

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