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MSNBC Propaganda War on Israel


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To be expected, but revolting nonetheless.  Here’s the headline for the story about the Israeli attack on a UN girls’ school in Jebaliyah, Gaza.

Israeli strike kills dozens near Gaza school

Some quotes from the article designed to instill hatred of Israel in readers:

Israeli mortar shells exploded a U.N. school where hundreds of Palestinians had sought refuge on Tuesday, killing at least 36 Palestinians.

The carnage added to a surging civilian toll that has drawn increasingly urgent calls for a halt to Israel’s offensive against Hamas.

The three mortar shells that crashed down on the perimeter of the U.N. school struck at mid-afternoon, when many people in the densely populated camp were out and about. Many of those who took shelter in the school apparently had stepped outside to get some air, thinking an area around a school was safe.

“There’s nowhere safe in Gaza. Everyone here is terrorized and traumatized,” John Ging, head of Gaza operations for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency.

Whew! If I didn’t know any better (about Israel’s history or MSNBC’s radical left-wing bias) I’d be hating Israel after all of that. Especially when the one paragraph in the first 80% of the article that gives the Israeli side of the story ends with unnamed Palestinian witnesses refuting the IDF account.

Israel’s military said its shelling was a response to mortar fire from within the school, pressing its assertion that Hamas militants are using civilians as cover. Two residents of the area who spoke by telephone to the Associated Press said they saw a handful of militants firing mortar shells from a street near the school.

Even the last part of the article is worded to instill doubt in readers of the Israeli version of events, and the final sentence will boil the blood of the uninformed.

Among the dead were many children whose parents wailed in grief at a hospital filled with dead and wounded. Fifty-five were wounded in the attack, the U.N. said.

Notably missing from the article is the fact that Hamas is known to use UN facilities to escape Israeli fire and those who seek shelter there as human shields. The following video shows Hamas firing rockets from a school in 2007! But a UN official is quoted in the article stating that UN staff “work to prevent militants from entering” the school.

This video was uploaded to YouTube in November, 2007. You’d think MSNBC would have been able to find it and understand the likelihood that the Israeli version is the correct one. Of course, they might have if their agenda wasn’t already designed to demonize Israel and minimize the culpability of the terrorists who intentionally draw Israeli fire to such areas for propaganda value.

I’ve been following developments in this story since it broke this morning, but held off reporting on it to get a more accurate picture. It should be known that virtually every MSM outlet at first ran headlines similar to MSNBC when it first broke. However, many of those other sources have since toned down the obvious anti-Israeli slanted headlines like the one still running on the MSNBC site.  CNN is running a much more toned down title, Israel: Hamas mortars prompted attack near U.N. school.

You can read more of the official Israeli response to the disinformation presented by MSNBC at Israelpolitik.org.


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January 6, 2009 - Posted by | Liberal Media, Middle East | , , , , , , , ,

3 Comments »

  1. […] Posts Democrats Will Attempt To Re-Impose The Fairness DoctrineMSNBC Propaganda War on IsraelIsraeli Ground Offensive in GazaLooks like Dems have stolen MN Senate seatSon of Hamas founder […]

    Pingback by Joe the Plumber has a new profession « America, You Asked For It! | January 7, 2009 | Reply

  2. MSNBC and the UN are blind when it comes to Hamas. Next they will be claiming the rockets hitting Israel are really early Valentine cards showing the peaceful side of Islam.

    Comment by downsteamJim | January 7, 2009 | Reply


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