Thursday, July 20, 2006

Disturbing (News) Propaganda

It's no secret what side of world conflicts the mass media is on - the side opposite the United States. It's not really their fault, anyway - newspapers like the New York Times truly believe that George Bush and the US are more evil than any terrorists, and oppose US policy at every turn.

It's become more and more apparent, however, that news agencies like Reuters, the AP, and the AFP have mutated into simple propaganda machines, spewing anti-Israel and anti-US notions to the world. Not only to these agencies often print bogus and biased stories, their photo editors are often on ridiculous rampages. If you wander over to Yahoo! News photos, you get a couple of things. First, you get pictures of evacuating foreign nationals from Lebanon. Next, pictures of Israeli politicians. Finally, you get into literally hundreds of anti-Israel, anti-US, and pro-terrorist propaganda photos. Hundreds of them (and yes, I looked at them all).

Pictures of burning US and Israeli flags.
Sad staged pictures of children's toys in the streets of Beirut.
Photos of terrorists' funerals and sad terrorist (martyr) relatives.
Photos of calm and happy Israelis in their bomb shelters. Hezbollah is no big deal!
And more terrorist funerals...
Propaganda photos of Hezbollah's leader on billboards.
Stage pictures in Palestinian morgues of dead Palestinian terrorists.
Completely inexplicable captions of pictures of destroyed mosques, "mosques under construction," parking lots, houses, chocolate factories, "wood" factories, and paper factories, all supposedly "targeted" by the Israelis.
Photos of happily killin' Israeli soldiers.
Israeli tanks "driven out" (?) of Lebanon.

You might get five pictures of wounded Israeli-Arabs. You will get no pictures of wounded Israeli civilians, and dozens of wounded Palestinian "civilians." The captions describe "incursions" into Lebanon and Hezbollah putting up a "fierce resistance" to the Israelis. If you believed the photos you'd think that the Israelis were happy, the Palestinians and Lebanese were being slaughtered, the Israeli army was taking a beating, and the only thing the Israeli Air Force was attacking was houses, mosques, and bizarre factories.

These are propaganda photos - nothing more. Islamist terrorist propaganda, trumpeted by the three largest news companies on the Earth.

1 comment:

REB 84 said...

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