Being that I don’t have the stomach to watch FOX News this week and being that MSNBC news is pretty much a joke I have been watching a lot of CNN so that I can measure the current extent of media deception related to the Israeli invasion and obliteration of Lebanon. It seems to that CNN really likes telling us in detail about the Hezbollah weaponry. They don’t say much about the Israeli weaponry however.
A lot of attention has been paid to the Katyusha rockets used by Hezbollah. We have been told time and time again that they are being loaded with ball bearing so that they can cause damage when they land. Today I heard CNN tell us about how they are now being made larger and more powerful. As a matter of fact the new versions of this rocket are capable of having 250 lbs of explosive. Of course CNN, in a blatant attempt to exaggerate the situation described the 20 lb. bomb as a half of a 500 lb bomb. Unbelievable! Why not just say it has a fraction of the power of a nuclear bomb and start refereeing them to as nukelettes?
On the other hand Israel has openly declared that common rules of warfare do not apply to this conflict and they will use any weapons that they deem necessary. So what do they do? They bombard civilian cities with depleted uranium bombs, phosphorus weapons and some strange new chemical weapons that are burning people, innocent children people. In the mean time both Palestinian & Lebanese medical authorities have been complaining about this - but the U.S. media seems to think that this is not newsworthy. What a surprise.
As I write this CNN had two interruptions to bring us live coverage; one related to air raid sirens in Israel, the other an air strike in Lebanon. The camera in Israel was directly in the city, up close and personal. The camera in Lebanon was pointed at the target from miles away. Hmmm.
On that note, here is a letter from a reader of TvNewsLIES.org:
I am watching BBC which I think is the US version, and comparing it to the live European version…. wow…. hardly know they are talking about the same event…… the US version is totally politically correct, the Euro version is spontaneous, you see the cameraman who was wounded bleeding (just his hand), that’s been cut out, the children who were wounded, cut out, the live commentary of the reporter who says they spoke to Israel several times, told them where they were, all cut out….. reporter now a sophisticated, made up woman in a studio, the commentary voice over by someone else, not the original reporter…..
Can you say cult of false reality? We are living in one, thanks to our media. Think about it!
The Israel You Don’t See on the News - I defy you to watch this and then tell me that the media reports reality!
Days of darkness - The devastation we are sowing in Lebanon doesn’t touch anyone here and most of it is not even shown to Israelis. Those who want to know what Tyre looks like now have to turn to foreign channels - the BBC reporter brings chilling images from there, the likes of which won’t be seen here.