Monday, August 14, 2006

America's one-eyed view of war: Stars, stripes, and the Star of David

There are two sides to every conflict - unless you rely on the US media for information about the battle in Lebanon. Viewers have been fed a diet of partisan coverage which treats Israel as the good guys and their Hizbollah enemy as the incarnation of evil. Andrew Gumbel reports from Los Angeles

If these were normal times, the American view of the conflict in Lebanon might look something like the street scenes that have electrified the suburbs of Detroit for the past four weeks.

11 Comments:

Blogger P said...

Here are some pics: http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2006/08/06/18295172.php?show_comments=1#18295869

Look at the last picture. They lied about us in their coverage, and, deleted my comments about what really happened and who the real instigators were. Let's see, who favors censorship? Communists? Yup.

10:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think you should read this and start asking questions.

http://www.consortiumnews.com/2006/022106a.html

7:55 AM  
Blogger Prodigal Son said...

Anon, that link doesn't work for me. But thanks for the pointing me toward a interesting and useful place to get more in depth info.

A tip of the hat from PS

9:55 AM  
Blogger Prodigal Son said...

P, for someone who is heavily into agitated desemination of agitprop, one would not call attention to it by invoking Communists. You put your business out in the street, both literally and figuratively.

Can you spell ham handed? Even the Prince of Darkness would say, "we don't need your ham handed efforts to to further our cause. Go get some smooth. And while you are at it, lay off the sauce when you purport to represent us."

10:36 AM  
Blogger P said...

Lol, what sauce PS?
And, I don't purport to represent anyone here. Only me.

11:12 AM  
Blogger Prodigal Son said...

P, mebbe you could in your clean and sober moments tell Israeli Defense Forces Chief of Staff Dan Halutz's detractors to go Cheney themselves. As John Doolittle so aptly put it in defense of his wife, Julie's 15% scim business, "Everyone has a right to earn a living"

Scim a little here, inside trade a little there. What's the problem?

7:27 PM  
Blogger P said...

PS, I just saw that Halutz dumped his shares prior to the invasion. Does seem a bit unethical. Hardly something I would concern myself with though. That's Israel's problem on how they deal with him. I only care about the genocidal Nazi's in Iran and Hizbollah who seem only too eager to finish what Hitler started. Of course, then there are the people in America who support them. Leftovers from the ANP ANP perhaps? You don't actually support Iran do you PS? Oh, and, yeah, my sober moments are great since I quit drinking the hard stuff. :D Actually, PS, why don't you look in the Catholic, Protestant, and Jewish holy texts. Bible prophecy told us that Israel would one day live in the land that was given to them, and, today they are there. Seems some in the world aren't too big on God's decisions to do what He will with people and nations that he wants to. Oh well, their loss.

8:11 PM  
Blogger P said...

This blog seems to be dying. Must be time to move on to greener pastures.

11:04 PM  
Blogger your said...

phentermine nice :)

11:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no time someone take it and do what you will

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11:08 AM  
Blogger Lucy Stern said...

Look fellas, between the Goverment and the media, I don't know who to trust to tell the truth.

5:42 AM  

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