Saturday, 2 June 2007

Nahr al-Bared proves mainstream media bias

What is going on at the Nahr al-Bared 'refugee' camp demonstrates beyond any doubt the anti-Israel bias of the mainstream media.

Here we have a situation where dozens of people have been killed by Lebanese military forces in a supposed Palestinian refugee safe haven and there's been little more than basic media reporting about it.
Advancing under a blanket of artillery and tank fire, Lebanese troops have overrun positions held by al-Qaeda-inspired militants at a Palestinian refugee camp and 18 people were killed.

Artillery and machinegun fire shook Nahr al-Bared camp in north Lebanon from early morning to nightfall. At times shells exploded at a rate of 10 a minute.

Security sources said at least 16 people were killed, as well as two soldiers, after the fiercest fighting in two weeks.
Can you imagine what the mainstream media would report if Israel had been the one doing the fighting? Have a look at what happened at Jenin. Israel took action against a group of hardened militants that had entrenched themselves in the Jenin camp and were launching raids from there against Israeli targets. Israel killed around 55 people in the process (mostly the militants) and lost quite a few men themselves in an effort to minimise civilian casualties by not flattening the place from the air. What is the operation referred to as? The Jenin Massacre.

The worst part about it is that the mainstream media knows they're perpetuating a lie. A lie that continues to cause death and misery in the Middle East.

Not that they care about that. To these profoundly left wing media organisations, politics trumps humanity and there is no more glaring example than their anti-Israel bias.

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