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Thursday, July 20, 2006

Hope For Change

I've long been a fan of some of the Arab bloggers--but this one blew me away. Check out Iraq The Model at <"http://iraqthemodel.blogspot.com/"> and scroll down to "Enemies That Need Each Other."

The blogger posts a number of telling Iraqi comments about the perspective in Iraq on the kidnapping of Gilad Shalit and Israel's response....and they're on OUR side!

It's definitely worth reading.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

"There is a word for this kind of double standard. It's called 'racism.'"

This post/response is ridiculous, at this point I would say you fit the bill of a 'racist'. And defending Fox news only emphasizes your warped sense of intellect. NO ONE percieves Fox news as valid journalism, AND valid, balanced, journalism does not equate telling you -the viewer- what you WANT to hear! Fox news may report on the 'evil,gloom and doom' of Palestinians and their 'evil devil'children or give half hour updates about the new minorities crashing your upscale neighborhood -
but this is not news -its pacifying your bigotry. There is a glaring difference.


Monday, July 24, 2006 at 7:55:00 AM GMT+3  
Blogger aliyah06 said...

"No one perceives FOX News as valid journalism..."

I didn't say it was--what I said was that there is no valid journalism any more, since journalism is now being packaged as 24/7 entertainment, and that the majority of people seem to have voted for Fox's point of view over that of CNN or MSNBC or ABC, judging from the ratings--and I believe that's because Fox calls it the way most people see it, the most famous example being Fox calling the 9/11 gang "terrorists" while CNN pussy-footed around with 'alleged hi-jackers' in an effort not to offend the liberal lobby and their middle eastern constituency.

Besides, how do you know what Fox says about Palestinians if you don't watch it? You shouldn't pass judgments based on rumor or hearsay. Or DO you watch it? I, personally, watch all channels and have never heard anyone, even Fox, report on 'evil Palestinians and their evil devil children,' so I think you have an overactive imagination.

I'm watching a great example of CNN/BBC/Fox broadcasting now, as the Hezbollah War continues: civilians are dying on both sides, there are refugees fleeing the border on both sides--but you would only know this if you watch Fox because CNN and BBC have focused entirely on the Lebanese side of the equation, despite having correspondents in Haifa. BBC goes something like this: today Haifa suffered a series of rocket attacks supposedly launched by the resistance group Hezbollah and there were casualties. Meanwhile, in Lebanon, tens of thousands are fleeing the horrific Israeli bombardments, a humanitarian crisis is developing, and more civilians died.

Please note, in your pursuit of valid journalism, that this example of BBC fails to make the grade: the phraseology leaves the listener in doubt as to whether or not Hezbollah fired any rockets, or whether any Israelis died or were wounded, and yet pounded on the Lebanese casualties without tying those to Hezbollah's launch of the missiles into Haifa, etc.

You fail to elucidate any facts on which you base your conclusion that I'm a 'racist, ' other than the fact that I watch, among others, Fox News and disagree with the double standard proposed by other posters.

Feel free to set forth your reasoning since it isn't apparent in this diatribe.

While you're at it, feel free to tell me why judging Israel's military response to attack more harshly than that of any other nation isn't racism. I find that the history of European/Christian triumphalism and genocide as well as the Arab/Moslem concept of dhimmitude under Sharia, makes a compelling argument that their complaints of 'disporportionality' when leveled ONLY at the Jewish State, constitute racism. No such complaints were heard in Europe when NATO bombed Serbia into rubble; no such complaints are heard now when Arab armies rather routinely slaughter civilians.

Monday, July 24, 2006 at 3:07:00 PM GMT+3  

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