Too often, major media outlets downplayed the salvo of more than 40 missiles that hit Sderot that day and wounded four people.
It links to a Ynet news item which actually says,
More than 40 rockets were fired at southern communities Tuesday afternoon and evening….
Only 4 rockets hit Sderot. Lie No.1
Incredibly, The Scotsman failed to acknowledge the latest Qassam barrage at all, while at the same time omitting the crucial detail that the majority of those Palestinians killed in the Israeli raid were armed Hamas terrorists.
Hamas immediately stepped up its involvement in the daily barrage of rocket and mortar fire on southern
muddied an otherwise good piece of reporting by not giving enough detail regarding the nature of the Palestinian casualties.
Israeli troops targeted the Hamas units that operate close to the border fence as a first line of defence. As they fought them, more Hamas fighters rushed to the scene and the fighting spread….
Clutching at straws. Lie No. 3.
in a dreadful case of moral equivalence, The Daily Telegraph's Tim Butcher makes it clear just how lightly he perceives the suffering of Israeli civilians targeted by Palestinian missiles:
It simply won’t do to note basic facts, such as that less than a dozen Israelis have been killed, while hundreds of Palestinians have. Apparently that is “moral equivalence”, which following from HR’s use, must be the assumption that an Israeli and Palestinian life are of equal worth. HR seems to think this is “dreadful”.
And AFP “barely acknowledged the issue of Qassams”. Which means that it did just that,
Hours after the operation Hamas claimed for the first time in several months that it had fired rockets into Israel, saying it had fired 11 rockets and lightly wounded eight Israelis.Witnesses and the army said one projectile had landed in the coastal city of Ashkelon and several in Sderot, without causing casualties.
Lie No. 4
And the BBC,
muddled the situation even further, leaving the mistaken impression that Sderot had been spared from attack for many months:
Well, not really. HR “muddled” the situation by displaying a total failure of reading comprehension. The BBC made it quite clear that it was saying that this was the first time Hamas had targeted Sderot, not that Sderot had not been free of rocket strikes,
the first time in several months that Hamas has targeted the town.Disingenuous and Lie No. 5.
For some obscure reason Britian’s tabloid wastepaper the Mirror was deemed to be the absolute worst for a tiny 3 para item that is typical of its almost non-existent international coverage.
“Media distortion” screamed the twits at HR!
And after HRs five lies noted above, criticising others for "distortion" takes the prize for audacity.
A striking feature of HRs ‘media critique’ is how it carefully avoids explicit mention of the chronology of events on Tuesday, only hinting at it by the repeated calls for “context”. The sequence of events were that an undercover IDF unit (“cowardly blending” anyone?) was spotted inside