Saturday, July 29, 2006
WP spouts IDF propaganda. posted by Richard SeymourI mentioned a while ago the servility of the Israeli press in terms of regurgitating Israeli military propaganda, but they'd have to work hard to beat the American press. For instance, have a look at this:
Headline reads: "Hezbollah Rockets Hit UN Observation Post".
But: "A U.N.-run observation post just inside Israel was struck during fighting between Israel and Hezbollah militants on Friday. The Israeli army blamed Hezbollah rockets but a U.N. officer said it was an artillery shell fired by the Israeli Defense Force."
Note that the WP headline is is not even in quotation marks. The Associated Press, which supplied the item, may well slo have supplied the headline, but other media outlets ran the same story with different headlines.