Haaretz has perpetrated a headline.
“Biden Administration Braces for Potential ‘Sh**show’ in Appointing New U.S. Ambassador to Israel – U.S. News”
It’s a good mental exercise to recall that whenever such scare language (here, “sh**show”) is deployed in headlines, you’re being manipulated to feel bad.
Just as whenever euphemism and omission are deployed to avoid characterizing a topic more accurately, you’re being manipulated to feel normal and reassured.
Here is the unattributed passage of the Haaretz article giving us our scare word: Continue reading “A brief meditation on media manipulation: Israel, Republicans, ordinary politics”