Responding to accusations of bias by Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan, the president of CNN says that his news organization needs to be “conscious that there are always two sides to a story.”
Speaking at a television networks conference in Israel, Erdan says that “far too often the international news coverage is driven by a narrative that has all the complexity of an old fashioned western: there are the bad guys and the good guys.”
In that narrative, he says, Israel is the “violent colonial oppressor” while the Palestinians are “the passive locals.”
In an on-stage interview during the conference, CNN president Jeff Zucker says he understood Erdan’s claim and that his reporters strive to provide the “full context.”
“Do I think that perfect? We are not perfect,” he says.