Gideon Levy comments (7 August 2016):
If the media is leftist, why are they only lashing out at Haaretz? The reservists want a media in which the army is above all suspicion and the military correspondents parrot press releases, a press that wallows in a sense of Israeli victimhood ad nauseam and entirely obscures the other victim.
Of course, that’s not a courageous or left-wing press. This dance is meant only to perpetuate the status quo. The right shouts Leftists! in order to extort more right-wingers – not only Channel 2’s Roni Daniel, but also right-wing lawyer and commentator Nadav Haetzni. At the same time, the media shouts Freedom! in order to portray itself as a freedom fighter.If that were really the case, things would be very different.