United Torah Jewry MK Yisrael Eichler met today with the director of Army Radio, Yaron Dekel, at the latter’s invitation. The meeting took place after Eichler numerous times accused Army Radio of being “anti-chareidi.”
Dekel told Eichler that in his opinion, the broadcasters on army radio were fair and did not single out the chareidi religious community for special castigation and criticism, as Eichler claims they did.
Eichler praised Dekel for the invitation, saying that more such meetings were needed with more media outlets.
“One of the biggest lies in the world is that there is such a thing as an objective journalist,” Eichler said. “A journalist is not objective, and an objective person is not a journalist. As such I do not expect to hear objective stories when I turn on the news. The question is whether or not the journalist is a fair person and gives time to air all opinions, or only the ones he believes in, doing his best to defame those he disagrees with.”
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