October 28, 2005

The bloodied hands

Posted in Israel, War on Terror at 4:59 pm by billdawson

[editor’s note: this post was “pasted” in — it appeared originally at the old Dawson’s Danube site, which is archived here.]

News organizations are so ridiculous. Look at the captions for these two photos, selected from the result of this search (hat tip LGF).

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If I’d been asleep since, say, 1948, and then saw these photos and captions today, wouldn’t I assume that these people’s hands were bloody because they actually received injuries as a consequence of the Israeli attacks? Why don’t Reuters and AFP tell it like it is?

A Palestinian man raises his hand after deliberately dipping it into the bloodied remains of an Islamic Jihad leader …

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