Sunday, July 23, 2006

You Mean They Don't Wear Special Hats ?

Who says the Israeli strikes aren't having any effect ? Al-Beeb looks to be preparing the ground for withdrawl. They've suddenly started admitting that, actually, the figures for Lebanese 'civilian casualties' may be kind of rubbish. D'you think, Wellington ?

Yes, the BBC has suddenly realised that Hezbullah don't actually wear uniforms and it's in their interest to pass off their casaulties as innocent civilians. Just how did they get these casaulty figures anyway ?

Ace BBC Reporter: Hello Mr Peasant, I'm an inquisitive infidel come to your
village to check whether the Israeli airstrikes are killing the heavily-armed
thugs who run your village, or whether they are brutal war crimes against
innocent civilians. Oh, by the way, I have no way of verifying your testimony,
so be honest!

What could possibly go wrong ?

There's a wider point here. This is how the BBC operates. They give 'flood the zone' coverage to outrageous claims ('Israel is carpet bombing Lebanon') then once the meme is firmly established in the public mind, they pull back. Even money says that in ten days Beeboids will be citing the report in question as proof of their balanced coverage.

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