Israeli Newspapers Aren’t Dying – They Are Committing Suicide

[singlepic id=195 w=300 h=446 float=right]I watched a few of the first episodes of Israel’s first season of Survivor, but saw enough shots in which the female contestants’ backsides where filling up the entire screen, in order to determine this was no mistake, only another step closer to imitating the raunch culture oversees. When the Israeli media started referring to contestant Marina Kavisher as the “National Rump”, I noted to myself that this just might amount to sexual harrasment as defined by Israeli law – but kept my mouth (and keyboard) silent. As Israeli Survivor’s season 2 comes to a close, Maariv‘s fashion supplement Sig’non decided to commemorate this important event with “The Big Ass Quiz” which urges readers to match each backside with a face.

I don’t have anything particularly smart or funny to say about this. I just think this is another sign my countrymen are growing further apart from me – or vice versa.

Update: You can read this post in Hebrew here.

2 thoughts on “Israeli Newspapers Aren’t Dying – They Are Committing Suicide”

  1. The problem is that for years the most popular newspapers in Israel are really tabloids. Regardless of political outlook Ma’ariv and Yediot are nowhere the quality exhibited by Ha’aretz, or even the Jerusalem Post (maybe even Makor Rishon?).

    Seems like they’re going in the wrong direction – away from real journalism, and toward cheap tawdriness.

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