Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Media-Terrorist Complex

From Snapped Shot, "The Media-Terrorist Complex Rises Again":

Believe it or not, one of these two photographs is real.

Masked Palestinian Hamas militants speak to the press during a press conference in Gaza City, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009. Israel and Hamas militants announced a deal Wednesday that will see Israel release 20 Palestinian women from prison this week in exchange for a videotape proving that a captive Israeli soldier held in the Gaza Strip is still alive. The decision was the first tangible sign of movement in more than three years of talks over the release of the soldier, Sgt. Gilad Schalit, who has not been seen since he was captured by Hamas-linked militants in a cross-border raid in June 2006. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)


Be sure to read the full post. I like this part:

Would you have attended these press conferences if the Ku Klux Klan was hosting one about the evils of the civil rights movement?

Would you be going out of your way to provide the Nazi German point of view during coverage of World War II?And editors, would you allow glowing coverage of either of those two groups to dominate your news coverage?

Because Hamas, an organization which
has genocide written into its constitution, is no better than either of those two groups—and yet, you seem to think that the news consumers of the world are dying to know what Hamas has to say.

Hat Tip: Atlas Shrugs.


Rex said...

You compare Hamas to the KKK, but I am willing to bet a few hundred bucks that you haven't laid an eye on the official Hamas manifesto.

Does it state that the Jewish people should not exist or that they be killed? Hamas has consistently mentioned the State of Israel should not exist. They carry out suicide bombings, while the IDF carries out aerial bombings, which have caused the destruction of many times more Palestinian lives.

I have been a recent reader and have noticed that you don't make too many academic arguments on this blog. It is rather misleading and cheesy to cloak these poorly formulated arguments into some pseudo-academic title such as "The media-Terrorist-COmplex".