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Energy Prices Soar As Biden Pursues Hapless Green Agenda

Energy prices have shot up by more than a third since President Biden assumed office in 2021 as stubborn inflation continues to tax Americans.

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Rogues’ Gallery

Maddow, Walensky, and Biden may plead ignorance, as they apparently don’t understand anything, but Fauci, Gates, and Bourla certainly knew they were lying.

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Trump Promises ‘Day One’ Reversal Of Biden’s EV Mandate

Trump presidential campaign vows to overturn Biden’s EV mandate

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Israel at War: The Media Battlefield – Briefing #23

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HonestReporting has been working around the clock to identify and respond to the worst media bias since the appalling events of October 7 and the subsequent launch of Israeli military action against Hamas.

You can already see many of the posts that we’ve published on our website but here’s a roundup of just some of the issues and media outlets that we’ve flagged on social media over the past several days that didn’t make it into full articles.

Make sure to follow us on X/Twitter to get all of our content in real time during this period.

TAKE ACTION NOW: You can make a difference. We’ve included contact details for many of the examples of media bias below. Please send your considered comments to the media and hold them accountable.

BBC Star Lineker Legitimizes Extremists

Follow the BBC’s complaints procedure: https://www.bbc.co.uk/contact/complaints/make-a-complaint/#/Complaint

NPR Politicizes Quiz With Misleading Statistic

Contact NPR Public Editor: https://help.npr.org/contact/s/contact?request=Ask-the-Public-Editor-about-ethics

ABC News Is Confused on the Temple Mount

Fill in the ABC News Feedback Form: https://support.abc.com/hc/en-us/requests/new?ticket_form_id=360003079511

NPR Gets It Wrong on the Western Wall

Contact NPR Public Editor: https://help.npr.org/contact/s/contact?request=Ask-the-Public-Editor-about-ethics

The Washington Post’s Excuse for “Analysis”

Contact the Washington Post Readers Representative: [email protected]

The New York Times Lies Over Gaza Aid

Contact: [email protected]

What The Washington Post Left Out of Its Feature

Contact the Washington Post Readers Representative: [email protected]

The Washington Post Politicizes Ramadan Recipes

Contact the Washington Post Readers Representative: [email protected]

Sky News’s Diplomatic Editor and the “Israeli Occupation Authority”

Contact: [email protected]

The New York Times Needs an Icon to Illustrate Palestinian Hunger

Contact: [email protected]

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DOE’s War On Appliances

If it moves or has a motor and it is in your house, Biden would like it to cost more and probably be less effective

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Behind the Numbers: Understanding American Support for Israel

On February 27, in an apparent rejoinder against US President Joe Biden’s warning about waning support for Israel’s war against Hamas, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cited a recently released Harvard CAPS-Harris poll that indicated that 82% of Americans support Israel.

This was not the first Harvard CAPS-Harris poll that made the news in Israel.

In December, the Israeli media was abuzz with the news that more than 50% of young Americans (18-24) reportedly believed that Israel should be “ended and given to Hamas and the Palestinians.”

While it may seem like these two polls represent a tidal change in American feelings toward Israel over the past two months, an analysis of each Harvard CAPS-Harris poll on Israel and Hamas since October indicates that support for Israel has remained strong among Americans since the October 7 terror attack and that the negative focus on the war in the media and online has not led to a decrease in backing for Israel’s war against Hamas.

Since the beginning of the war, American support for Israel over Hamas has remained steady at around three-quarters of the population. In October, support for Israel stood at 79%, in November, December, and January, it hovered around 77%, while in February it jumped to 80%.

Surprisingly, among young Americans (18-24), which is traditionally viewed as the population bracket least sympathetic to Israel, support for Israel over Hamas has risen substantially since October. Initially, in the wake of the October 7 attack, support for Israel stood at 52%. By February 2024, it had risen to 72%, nearing the national average.

It’s not only in relation to Hamas that Israel garners a substantial amount of American support.

In October, pollsters asked whether the “land on Israel” [sic] was historically the homeland of the Jewish people or the Palestinian people. Roughly three-quarters of respondents held that it was historically the homeland of the Jewish people, including 56% of young Americans.

Similarly, in December 2023, Americans were asked whether “Israel has the right to exist as the homeland of the Jewish people.” The vast majority responded in the affirmative, including 69% of young Americans.

As this was the same poll in which 51% of young Americans said that they preferred that Israel be ended and given to Hamas and the Palestinians, it is clear that some respondents hold views on Israel that are self-contradictory.

Related Reading: Do Young Americans Really Dislike Israel? A Second Look at the Pew Report on American Views of the Jewish State

As part of this support for Israel over Hamas, a majority of polled Americans have also voiced support for Israel’s war aims (the return of the hostages and the destruction of Hamas). This support does not seem to have been overly affected by the negative representation of Israel’s war conduct in the media or online.

Between October and December (the last month when this question was asked), approximately 60% of Americans supported Israel continuing to fight in Gaza until the hostages are returned and Hamas’ fighting capability was reduced.

Similarly, over that same time period, roughly 80% of Americans said that Israel has the right to defend itself by launching targeted strikes in heavily populated Palestinian areas with proper warnings.

Surprisingly, the number of young Americans agreeing with this sentiment rose almost 20% during those three months, despite the toll on Palestinian civilians caused by Hamas’ use of human shields.

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Despite the large street crowds calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, which would ultimately benefit Hamas and weaken Israel’s position, it appears that these loud demonstrations are not representative of the overall American position.

Between December and February, support for an unconditional ceasefire has dropped among Americans, with roughly two-thirds supporting a ceasefire only after Hamas has been removed from power and the hostages freed.

Among young Americans polled in February, 53% support an unconditional surrender, down from 67% in December.

Along with this opposition to an unconditional surrender, a majority of Americans polled in February (including 57% of young Americans) expressed support for Israel continuing its anti-Hamas operations in southern Gaza, despite the effect this might have on the Palestinian civilian population sheltering in that area.

As further proof of how the media’s narrative may not affect Americans’ perceptions of Israel’s war against Hamas, the number of respondents who believed that Israel is committing genocide in Gaza dropped between December and January, despite the focus on South Africa’s case against Israel at the International Court of Justice during that time.

Even though American support for Israel has remained strong, these polls also indicate that, as Gazan casualties mount (primarily due to Hamas’ exploitation of civilian infrastructure), Israel is receiving more of the blame for civilian casualties and the humanitarian situation in Gaza. Nevertheless, the majority of Americans still rightly blame Hamas for these unfortunate consequences of war.

In sum, despite the heavy focus on Israel’s war against Hamas and the media’s negative portrayal of Israel’s conduct in Gaza, these polls indicate that American support for Israel and its war aims has consistently stayed strong over the past five months of hostilities.

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Biden Still Cracking Down On Gas Cars

The proposed standards would benefit China and lead to higher prices for Americans

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Biden: ‘Climate Change’ More Consequential Than Nuclear War

Americans see immigration as the number one issue facing the country, followed by inflation and the economy

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AAPS Files Against Biden’s Censorship

Set for oral argument on Monday, March 18, this is one of the biggest cases before the Supreme Court this term

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State AGs Warn Biden’s LNG Moratorium Violates Federal Law

Agency predetermination is bad enough, but it’s doubly wrong when it conflicts with Congress’s express purpose in enacting the statute

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