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Thursday, August 03, 2006

Archiving the Hezbollah PR

Pat IV: The Media

Ed Lasky of American Thinker decided it would be a good time to compare a comparison. That comparison was made by Robert Pape [criticized also by penraker], and it likened Hezbollah to the Civil Rights Movement. Lasky, of course, properly points out in his own comparison that Civil Rights Movement leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who “praised Ziomism,” would take issue with Pape. Penraker uses up lots of virtual paragraphs to dispute and criticize Pape; Lasky does it far more effectively with a typical transition and quote.
It is only far too easy to be right.
Lasky also points to a New York Times op-ed that suggests Ahmadinejad did not call for Israel’s destruction. Right, like the Times is expected to be reporting facts. My new bar for the Times has gone down practically to the bottom rung, for further reasons I will explain in latter paragraphs.

Now, let us delve into what Hezbollah supporters have dubbed “conspiracy theories.” The main “perpetrator” of these theories is none other than EU Referendum, which explores and explains in detail the information concerning its disturbing PR findings. Confederate Yankee, meanwhile, tackles the case of Nicols Asfouri by showing his picture of of a toy amid wreckage and suggesting [maybe correctly, we may never know] that this photo too was staged. Meanwhile, Riehl World View focuses on the photos concerning the ambulances in Lebanon that have received worldwide attention.
Honestly, with all these cases, I can only foresee the MSM putting up a futile fight.

American Thinker has also revealed some disturbing Hezbollah influence in The News.
Rachel Neuwirth explains this with succint clarity in her article “How the Media Enable Terrorism.” Thomas Lifson does some similar whining in “You Can't Teach (Some) Old Media New Tricks,” while Rick Moran defends Bush’s private battle with the Drive-By Mainstream Media in his article “Bush and Israel: Shoulder to Shoulder, Hip to Hip.” Going into specifics, Lifson directly lays it into the New York Times’ biased reporting in his article aptly and accurately titled “Photo fakery at the New York Times,” and American Thinker catches the AP at its game [that it played by “attempting to grant legitimacy to Hezbollah’s violence against Israel” via placing the territory of Shebaa farms within Lebanon as opposed to within Syria where American Thinker claims the international community agrees it belongs] it in AP bias watch.

Finally, I must encourage you to read two articles of interest – Media Missiles and Brussels Holocaust Memorial Vandalised, both of which have commentary at Little Green Footballs, and I must also point you to penraker [which has a link in my blogroll], which has great articles written across the span of August 2 and 3.

May Israel win this war,
- The Samaritan


  • At 9:42 PM, Blogger Clint said…

    You've got it all wrong. The bias runs very consistently in favor of Israel - even in the NYT. There's been a long history of UN resolutions against Israel (often vetoed by the US) not even being reported.

    It makes sense. The business interests and the powerful people in this country support Israel - their press will undoubtedly do the same.

    Take this example here on the attacks at Qana.


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