Day: January 13, 2012

The bizarre fixation with Israel in Norwegian media

lifted from miff.no The news agency NTB covered Israel 208 percent more than Egypt from 2008 to 2010, according to the media database Atekst. Every month, for 36 consecutive months, tiny Israel with its eight million inhabitants was covered more than the world’s most populous Arab country, with over 80 million inhabitants. Egypt was mentioned in 1583 articles. By comparison, Israel was mentioned in 4,883articles. As everyone knows,  2011 was an extraordinary year for Egypt, but even in…