Friday, August 04, 2006

Which Side are They On?

How the news is headlined often indicates which way the broadcaster wants the news perceived. At 5:00 pm, NPR leads off All Things Considered by stating that it was another day of heavy rocket fire for Israel and that two more Israeli civilians were killed.

Yes, the Hezbollah attacks on Israeli towns and cities are clearly war crimes and are terrible. But on a day when 40 Lebanese civilians are killed by the US supplied/funded/encouraged Israeli air force and when further assaults are launched against relief supplies and infrastructure in Lebanon (a clear war crime) it is a sickening way to open the news by focusing on the small number of Israeli casualities and shows the pro-Israeli bias of NPR.

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