Sunday, January 4, 2009

Strange Evenhandedness

Six pics from NY Times slide show today. Notice the selection of the images: If you didn't know the background and read only mainstream American press, you might think Palestinians were butchering and murdering Israeli civilians in large numbers.

Washington Post had two op-eds last Sunday, both advanced the Israeli viewpoint.

The headline of the article covering this issue in the Washington Post yesterday stated how there might be "opportunities" for Palestinians in this massacre at the hands of Israel. Really now, people, this bombing is good for the Palestinian people.

This sort of news reporting fools no one. It is part of the continued strangulation of the truth that disempowers all moderates in the region. It fools no one except those bent upon distorting the truth. It's part of the lies we tell ourselves.

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