I’ve been waiting patiently for the latest Media Critique from 'HonestReporting'. Usually when
Shariv [media advisor to Ehud Olmert] said that Israelis have been interviewed by the foreign press four times as much as spokespeople for the Palestinians and Lebanese. As proof of
Israel's success, he also cited a poll of Sky News viewers that found that 80 percent believe that Israel's attacks on were justified. Lebanon
"We have never had it so good," Meir said. "The hasbara effort is a well-oiled machine." (Jerusalem Post. July 17, 2006)
But it’s always worth having something to complain about. There are are a horde of loyal, if gullible, HonestRepoting readers who need to have their belief in pervausive anti-Israel media bias re-confirmed lest reality, as confirmed by the Israeli Prime Ministers' media advisor, starts to intrude on their carefully cultivated fantasies.
HEZBOLLAH USED UN AS "SHIELDS"?
HonestReporting seems to believe that the media has made a,
automatic knee-jerk response that has accused
I can't say I've seen any examples of this in news reports. Though Israeli claims of it being a 'mistake' are well reported. Perhaps that is why they fail to offer any examples.
The words of a Canadian United Nations observer written just days before he was killed in an Israeli bombing of a UN post in
Those words, written in an e-mail dated just nine days ago….
So, the UN observer said the UN was used as a “shield”?
This is what he wrote,
The closest artillery has landed within 2 meters (sic) of our position and the closest 1000 lb aerial bomb has landed 100 meters (sic) from our patrol base. This has not been deliberate targeting, but rather due to tactical necessity.
The Khaim area is a Hezbollah stronghold, so undoubtedly there are Hezbollah positions in the area. But the UN observer post has been there for decades, its position is known precisely. Responding to the suggestions that the Israeli fire may have been targeting nearby Hezbollah fighters, UN spokesman said,
At the time, there had been no Hezbollah activity reported in the area. So it was quite clear they were not going after other targets, that, for whatever reason, our position was being fired upon.
Quite an effort from HR – construct a straw man and then knock it down with an article that is just a little misleading. Now that’s a shield.
HEZBOLLAH'S MEDIA MANIPULATION EXPOSED
What evil has Hezbollah perpetrated now?
Wait for it – they have driven ambulances! The fiends. Hezbollah was allowing camera crews to film empty ambulances driving off with sirens blaring. It was an “orchestrated …media event”. They must be taking lessons from the Israelis.
I’m not sure why HR is complaining. Surely it better to have empty ambulances driving off into the distance shown on TV, than have the image of the ambulance bombed by Israel shown everywhere.