Had the mainstream media been truly brave, outlets could have given full context, namely that the blockade of Gaza targets the Hamas government and is a joint enterprise of both Israel and Egypt.
There is no "humanitarian crisis," as claimed by the flotilla's propaganda, given that approximately 100 aid trucks enter Gaza every day. "Throughout the last few months," according to the Israel Defense Forces website, "more than 1,200 tons of medicine and medical equipment, 155 tons of food, 2,900 tons of shoes and clothing and 17 million liters of diesel fuel were transferred in to the Gaza Strip."
The "crisis" that is brewing in Gaza is Hamas' failing political status. Worsening economic conditions - a direct result of the Israeli-Egyptian blockade - have seriously undermined Hamas' standing. Media reports out of Gaza in recent months indicate that Hamas can't meet its government payroll, and ordinary Gazans are on edge.
Not surprisingly, few of these facts found their way into the mainstream media's coverage.
Read the rest of the link where they rip into coverage from the AP, Washington Post and NY Times.