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July 31, 2006

Photo journalists apparatchiks for Hezbollah

If one hasn't been paying attention closely, one would look at the news coverage of the Middle East and think Israel unilaterally started the latest round of violence and it never suffered a single rocket strike or casualty.

Coverage by so-called America "mainstream" press, dominated by anti-Israel/Anti-American Leftists, are letting their bias come to the fore. The usual "if it bleeds it leads" is now "if it bleeds it leads - but never bleeding Jews."

Patterico examines the Los Angeles Times' obviously bigoted coverage. It is especially glaring in contrast with the LATimes acting as if it has no idea whatsoever what motivated a Muslim to shoot Jews in Seattle.

Bradley Burston exposes Time Magazine's pimping for Hezbollah.

the most remarkable element of the Time report is that one could read the magazine cover to cover and never know that any Israelis had been killed and injured in their homes, in the street, in a train depot, by Hezbollah missiles.
LGF points to EU Referendum's analysis of Hezbollah's crude and calculating use of dead bodies in Qana to actually pose for photographers in the crassest of PR manipulation. Immorality on parade.
Whatever else, the event in Qana was a human tragedy. But the photographs do not show it honestly. Rather, they have been staged for effect, exploiting the victims in an unwholesome manner. In so doing, they are no longer news photographs - they are propaganda. And, whoever said the camera cannot lie forgot that photographers can and do. Those lies have spread throughout the world by now and will be in this morning's newspapers, accepted as real by the millions who view them.
In the mean time, true courage is shown by an Australian journalist smuggling out photos of Hezbollah cowards dressed in civilian clothes manning rocket launchers in residential streets.
Islamist terrorists in Beirut

The images include one of a group of men and youths preparing to fire an anti-aircraft gun metres from an apartment block with sheets hanging out on a balcony to dry.

Others show a militant with AK47 rifle guarding no-go zones after Israeli blitzes.

Another depicts the remnants of a Hezbollah Katyusha rocket in the middle of a residential block blown up in an Israeli air attack.

The Melbourne man who smuggled the shots out of Beirut and did not wish to be named said he was less than 400m from the block when it was obliterated.

"Hezbollah came in to launch their rockets, then within minutes the area was blasted by Israeli jets," he said.

"Until the Hezbollah fighters arrived, it had not been touched by the Israelis. Then it was totally devastated.

Islamist terrorist frontgroup, CAIR, is caught on tape in Columbus, OH, continuing the mendacity of "Israeli war crimes". Ciaospirit, nom-de-blog, had the courage to even try and ask "how did this start?" and "do you also condemn Hezbollah?" of the CAIR demonstrators and was physically assaulted for her daring to question the Islamist Judenhass dogma.

When reporting facts becomes difficult or dangerous, or against one's own prejudices, notice how many "mainstream journalists" eschew even lip-service to the responsibilities of their "profession."

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Posted by Darleen at July 31, 2006 08:25 AM


Quite disingenuous of you. It's not an equal fight by any means, though Islrael's apologists would like to make it seem so to camouflage the extent of the barbarism Israel has unleashed. By your reasoning, since losses in Lebanon are about 12 times heavier than Israel's, and Lebanese civilian losses closer to double that ratio, you should be quite comfortable with media attention heavily focused on the mayhem in Lebanon.

Posted by: Candide's Notebooks at July 31, 2006 10:16 AM


Don't you find it a bit strange that of the tragic civilian deaths in Qana, it was only women and children that were killed?

Where were the men and why were the women and childen in the building when it collapsed eight hours after the missle strike?

Hezbollah is USING civilians as shields. They hide behind them. Look at the smuggled photo. They are deliberately trying to draw Israeli fire into residential areas and trying to have Lebanense killed for PR reasons.

Hezbollah is 100% responsible.

I don't "apologize" for Israel. I'm a supporter and I want Hezbollah fully defeated.

least that sometime in the future we have thousands of civilians die because Islamo-nazi terrorists are allowed again to use and target civilians with no repercussions.

Posted by: Darleen at July 31, 2006 10:34 AM

They're just trying to make us look bad. Ain't fooling me.

Posted by: drago at August 2, 2006 06:09 PM

Through history, the Israelis after kicking the Palestinians out of their own country, brutally kill and berate them as a people. There have been at least two Palestinians for each Israeli killed. The only reason you believe the way you do is because you watch the common MSM sources that are owned by..guess who? Just look. The less prominant media sources, will give more scholarly, in depth information. Here's a piece that is admittedly quite out of the mainstream and has some things you would not have known otherwise. http://www.natvan.com/who-rules-america/

Posted by: blubonnet at August 3, 2006 12:13 AM

well, thank you, blu, for providing a link to a NEO NAZI site as your "proof". I think we can all safely dismiss anything you try to offer on the Israeli vs Islamo-nazi front.


Posted by: Darleen at August 3, 2006 06:40 AM

Darleen, you are right. I made a mistake. I should have read the entire article, instead of just the beginning. I accept the derision. There are many Jewish people though that are against what Isreal is doing. For example Noam Chomsky, is Jewish, and he is one of the great scholars of our time and has been called THE smartest man around. It is true that the majority of media is owned by those of Jewish origin. I'm NOT anti-semitic. I'm also aware that the views we get from MSM are not voicing the injustices put upon the Palestinian side of the issue.

Posted by: blubonnet at August 3, 2006 03:13 PM

Also, I am not for anyone killing anyone.

Posted by: blubonnet at August 3, 2006 04:05 PM