If you’ve been as upset as I have been about the media coverage of Israel and the conflict in Lebanon, you will be pleased to see the media being caught in the act.
Here’s a great article by Tom Gross in the National Review:
Now you know WHY they make you want to scream.
All of this ‘journalistic integrity’ that the media talks about is a lie.
I happen to know from other sources, that Beirut does NOT look like a bombed out city. Yet, the media would have you believe that Israel has targeted the entire city – and not just those buildings housing the Hezbollah command and control centers in the south.
Here’s a excerpt from Tom’s article:
CNN senior international correspondent Nic Robertson admitted that his anti-Israel report from Beirut on July 18 about civilian casualties in Lebanon was stage-managed from start to finish by Hezbollah. He revealed that his story was heavily influenced by Hezbollahâ€™s â€œpress officerâ€ and that Hezbollah have â€œvery, very sophisticated and slick media operations.â€
When pressed a few days later about his reporting on the CNN program Reliable Sources, Robertson acknowledged that Hezbollah militants had instructed the CNN camera team where and what to film. Hezbollah â€œhad control of the situation,â€ Robertson said. â€œThey designated the places that we went to, and we certainly didnâ€™t have time to go into the houses or lift up the rubble to see what was underneath.â€
The CNN at least has the integrity to point out this fact, but I have YET to hear the BBC mention this ONCE.
And the glee with which BBC criticizes Israel is horrifying.
Thanks Elianna, for the Tom Gross article.