Hezbollah's Propoganda is Distorting Media Coverage

Hezbollah is better at propoganda than Israel and that is giving us a distorted picture.  Here is a documented instance and here is another piece documenting the one sided coverage . The thing to remember is that Israel is doing the best they can not to target civilians and that Hezbollah is lobbing missils directly at civilians.  There is a big difference between objective coverage and amplifying propoganda.  I don't want to see this war just from the eyes of the Hezbollah.  That is why i subscribe to blogs like Isralie cool.


We know that the media has a dog in this war.  They should have the decency to reign him in.

This discussion of this started in my own piece about showing the horrors of war.  I still regret when i wrote that piece that i did not have as many pictures available form the other side ... but the horrors of war look pretty much the same ... does not matter the side. 

I have posed this to Dave Winer in response to his change of heart posting entitled "Israel is wrong".

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  8. propoganda

Comments


Seth says
M 2006-08-03 12:12:50 4078
The coming election has a dog in this war too! 
interesting hint of an idea ... so how are you going to develop it?  But not here, this node is about Hezbolla's propoganda.

Mark de LA says
Here is an interesting editorial in the Washington Times characterizing the propaganda machine of the Hezbos.


Seth says
Yes, a good find, thanks.  Especially this news about the body count at Qana ...
source: characterizing the propaganda machine of the Hezbos
Yesterday the Associated Press began re-examining the body count at Qana, the Lebanese village where news organizations, taking at face value the accounts of Lebanese advocacy groups, said 56 civilians, including women and children, were killed by Israeli bombs. The revised count is now put at 28, with further revisions expected. Hezbollah and other Lebanese sources say additional bodies might be pulled from the rubble, but the Lebanese Red Cross concedes that 13 villagers first reported missing and presumed dead probably are not dead, after all, or even missing. Their families said they might have fled to safety in northern Lebanon even before the Israeli campaign started. A Belgian rescue worker explains that rescue teams were told there were 63 people in the building when the bomb hit, nine survivors were pulled from the rubble, and ergo, that meant 54 were dead.
This propoganda manipulation lead not only to hundreds of op-ed pieces about sympathies changing but also to a temporary cessation of the bombing.  The Isralie, on the other hand, seem only to target their spin to their own population ... not to the world, and not to their Arab neighbors.

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