Jul 31 2006

Down the Memory Hole

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Massacre in QanaGUEST: Peter Hart, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR)

An Israeli air strike this weekend on the Lebanese village of Qana killed 54 civilians, including 37 children. Human Rights Watch denounced the massacre and accused Israel of war crimes. Despite agreeing to a 48 hour pause in bombing, Israel has vowed to deepen and expand its attacks. According to the Lebanese health minister a total of 750 people have been killed in Lebanon, including bodies still buried under rubble. Fifty-one Israelis have been killed. The United States, which is Israel’s only ally and benefactor, has refused to rein in Israel and call for an immediate ceasefire. According to a new report by the media watch dog group, FAIR, “the Washington Post, New York Times and Los Angeles Times have each strongly editorialized that Hamas in Gaza and Hezbollah in Lebanon were solely responsible for sparking violence, and that the Israeli military response was predictable and unavoidable.”

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