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July 27th, 2014
10:16 AM ET

Sneak peek at this Sunday's show - 7/27, 11am

Good morning - we have an hour's worth of insightful conversations ahead on "Reliable Sources" today.

We'll have an update on the American journalists who are being detained in Iran, and I'll talk with Maziar Bahari, who was imprisoned there for almost four months in 2009. He wrote a book about his experience, "Then They Came For Me," which is now being made into a feature film called "Rosewater" by Jon Stewart.

We have two segments planned about the coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: one with Jeffrey Goldberg, a national correspondent for The Atlantic, and one with Rula Jebreal, who appeared on MSNBC earlier this week and accused the American media of being "disgustingly biased when it comes to this issue." Here's what she said on MSNBC.

We'll also have two segments about the investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. CNN's "New Day" co-anchor Chris Cuomo will tell me about what it was like to report from the crash site in Ukraine, and I'll give the Red News/Blue News treatment to partisan media coverage of President Obama's response to the crash.

Tune in at 11 a.m. Eastern time, and let me know what you think of today's show.

–Brian


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  1. cronegeek

    U.S. media definitely exhibits a pro-Israeli bias. Almost all the talking heads are former US Sec of State, Nat'l Security Advisers, etc. who are very pro-Israel. The current conflict did NOT start with Hamas firing rockets into Israel. Why don't the mainstream media interview people like Waleed Ahmed of Toronto who gives "9 Reasons why Israel is under rocket attack" at Mondoweiss – http://mondoweiss.net/2014/07/reasons-rocket-attack.html? If your home was surrounded by armed men who would not let your child leave to attend University, who would not let you leave to sell your farm goods at the market, who severely restricted any food coming in for you to eat, might you not attack these armed men? And how would you feel if you were then portrayed as the aggressor?

    July 27, 2014 at 12:49 pm | Reply
  2. John Lee

    Why is the prime minister for Donetsk People's Republic called "self-appointed", and the prime minister for Tibet called "government in exile"?

    July 27, 2014 at 11:48 am | Reply
  3. Rosemarie

    I agree totally with Rula Jelreal! I'm a Canadian who recently (temporarily) moved to the USA. All the news coverage is pro-Isreal and never covers the Palestinian side. It's disgusting how one sided the views are. The viewers don't know the entire history nor get the entire story from BOTH sides....so unfair and so sad!!

    July 27, 2014 at 11:38 am | Reply
    • alan

      Correct Rosemarie, the US media always supports Israel because they, along with most US politicians are scared stiff of AIPAC.
      If any US politician ever stood up to AIPAC and ran for President, the country might get a wake-up call seeing that most Americans do not like AIPAC controlling their elected politicians.
      Unfortunately, the MSM will never support anything as radical as trimming AIPAC's sails, as they are all controlled by old family trusts and hate progress in any form.

      July 27, 2014 at 3:11 pm | Reply
  4. Katherine

    I agree with Rula Jabreal that US media is biased towards Israel and that the conflict is more complicated than the media presents it. I do believe that Hamas is a terrorist organization but believe Hamas came to power because of the actions towards Palestinians by the media and world leaders. I hold both Israelis and Palestinians responsible for the conflict. Both sides are entrenched in their views. It's hard to have hope that the situation will ever be solved but I once thought that about Ireland.

    July 27, 2014 at 11:30 am | Reply
  5. Susan

    Why does MSNBC's palestinian journalist Rula Jebreal think american media coverage is biased. Israel is a country fighting a terrorist organization. Israeli politicians should rightfully be interviewed. Hamas is a designated terrorist organization, since when do we consider interviewing terrorists? I think she has her priorities and loyalties misguided or should she become MSNBC's hamas journalist?

    July 27, 2014 at 11:21 am | Reply

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