Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Lying with Facts

CBC continually tries to pretend that there is some form of equality of firepower between Israel and Palestinians, or even tries to pretend that Palestinians are bigger and therefore a terrible threat, as in the following today:

"Palestinian militants had fired 460 rockets and mortars into Israel in a 24-hour period, while the Israeli military carried out airstrikes on 160 Gaza targets. Seven Palestinians, including five militants, were killed. In Israel, one person was killed in a rocket strike and three were critically wounded."

The truth is that Israel is a thousand times stronger and the Palestinians are almost helpless.

Somehow it is an unbearable travesty when one Israeli is killed, but later in the article there is virtually a throw-away line about a 20-year old Palestinian fisherman being killed on the beach near the border. Killing unarmed, helpless Palestinians is so routine, even when butchered in cold blood, it is only worth a throw-away line.

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