I’m not one to make everything be about Israel. As CNN was covering the rioting in Ferguson, one of the newscasters, Sarah Sidner, had a rock thrown at her. She continued reporting until a few moments later Jake Tapper of CNN fame interrupted, asking her to stop reporting and reach safety, saying:
“Obviously some really bad people near you...nefarious person throwing rocks at you...”
I thought to myself, hmm, interesting, when rocks are thrown in Ferguson, the rock throwers are “really bad people” and “nefarious.” But when Palestinians throw rocks (with intent to murder, mind you, and over the years too many of these rocks have turned out to be deadly), they are “resistance fighters,” or whatever else rock-throwing is sugar coated with.
This thought floated through my head for a moment.