In the weeks before Steve Pieczenik came out against Israel on Alex Jones’ show on October 18, 2011 (starting 37 minutes in), I noticed a rather obvious editorial shift on Infowars.com regarding Israel.
I have seen several articles that simply wouldn’t have appeared even at the beginning of 2011 with the frequency they have since the latter half of 2011.
There was this one on January 18, 2012:
Israel slammed over growing racism – January 18th, 2012
Press TV | Hundreds of thousands of Ehiopian Jews and others comdemn racism policies in Israel
Then, three articles on January 21, 2012, alone:
Israeli Lobby launch new Super PAC effort to bring down Ron Paul
Pressure Israel, Not Iran. Israel has an Arsenal of 200-300 Nuclear Weapons
EU ‘should block finance for Israeli settlements’
A search for “Israel” and “2010″ came up with 4090 results, while for “2011,” it came up with 12,500, and for just the first three weeks of January, 2780.
Some may say that this all has a different explanation, and that it’s the result of more articles on all topics being written since 2011, and that it’s directly related to intensified chatter about an Israeli attack on Iran, but there has been such chatter in the alternative media ever since Iraq was targeted as the first of Bush’s “Axis of Evil,” and had it not been for all 16 U.S. intelligence agencies saying in 2007 that Iran had no active nuclear weapons program since 2003.
It’s not that Infowars didn’t have any articles before the second half of 2011 that portrayed Israel in a less than 100% positive light, but it’s the sheer volume and content of the articles that have been produced since then that I think show a clear editorial shift.