Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Was Qana staged ?

Was Qana staged by Hezbollah ? ( Will the BBC bother to investigate ? Will it get on Newsnight ? ) This is a question being asked on the internet right now - see Michelle Malkin here ....

People who have no problem aiming rockets at innocent people presumably don't find lying with the media hard either.

Update: EU Referendum has a great piece of journalism which the BBC and liberal media will like to ignore as inconvenient for their message here....Really you should read it !

Also see the words of Dr Mounir Herzallah here... as he explains how Hezbollah have built schools on top of rocket bunkers.

Further update: See Symbel's take on this here - its an atmospheric blog worth looking at anyway !

More Updating:
AP have issued a rebuttal on the Qana photos here - against the British Web site EU Referendum ( being British presumably has the same impact in France as saying right wing in the UK - ie ignore what they say ).
EU Referendum issues their response here .....
For my money the photos are obviously to some degree staged. How likely would AP be admit a bit of over enthusiasm if it existed - very unlikely as it would destroy their credibility. Still here a real story for real journalists.
Also see a previous example of manipulated images from the press corps here ...

Update: More reporting on Hezbollah manipulating the MSM here ...

3 comments:

Sperestillan said...

Well, we can hope as this time more and more people are seeing this online. Sooner or later someone at the MSM will see it and take notice if they haven't done so already.
I've pretty much given up watching the news or reading papers these days. I never realised how biased our news was until I started reading blogs from around the world, hearing first hand from the people concerned.

ceci n'est pas mon nom said...

"Was Qana staged? A BBC cover-up? The blogosphere is on the case!" It's precisely because reality-challenged people on the blog can ask this sort of question that we ("we"? the world! yes!) need the imperfect but essential source of information that is Aunty Beeb. I've been trawling round "political" blogs of all hues to try to find engaged, but reasonable, unblinkered commentary: Sorry, but you disqualify yourself from all consideration in even entertaining such thoughts. Get out of the shed!

Man in a shed said...

ceci n'est pas mon nom - did you check the link from EU Referendum ? If not then you really should.

By the way unbiased commentary is very unlikely from a blog - as they are mostly written from a personal view point. A point you make for yourself in your comment. But then most of us never claim to provide that - only state broadcasters like the BBC pretend not to have an agenda.

Out of interest where did your search for engaged, but reasonable, unblinkered commentary lead you ?