Friday, November 07, 2003
Israeli Troops Kill Boy, Three Militants in Gaza
When reporting in the Middle East, here are the rules you must follow:
1. When Palestinian
2. When Israeli citizens are killed on their way to work, at a cafe, in their homes, etc., do NOT identify the parties by their nationality/ethnicity/religion, and ALWAYS use the passive voice. I mean, busses spontaneously combust all the time-- let's not jump the gun and just assume that a Palestinian suicide bomber would do such a thing! [This would be Exhibit B]
Exhibit B will come eventually. It always does.
It's no mystery that some "enlightened" folks find that Israel is the greatest threat to world peace. One look at media portrayal of the situation and I expect nothing less than a broken moral compass.
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