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Tuesday, August 08, 2006


The last few days have brought about some absolutely stunning events regarding the media coverage in Lebannon. Today's helping is here. (I believe the story started on Sunday. Roundup here.) The upshot is that you simply can't trust any pictures you're seeing from there.
For the record, I don't believe that Reuters and other wire services are intentionally misleading people. I think they're just unaware of how Hezbollah uses the media for their own propaganda. They might also lack the man power (and cynicism!) needed to double check everything.
In our current war I don't know if traditional media can afford to maintain their pie-in-the-sky Olympian ideals. They may need to reset to more of a WWII mindset and pick sides.


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