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Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Great Media! NY Times Gets Israel Right!

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Now, fans and readers of the Mediocre Media carnival here will know that the New York Times is often one to get the story wrong, often pathetically so. But this time around, I'm going to give credit where it's due, and recognize the Grey Lady's great coverage of the pro-Israel rally in NYC.

What was so great? Well, for one it was unbiased, and for another, it had the honesty to show the Russians and French for what they are: Dhimmitude promoting hypocrites.

"If your cities were shelled the way ours were,' he said, as if directly addressing those countries, 'you would use much more force than we are or we ever will.'

Mr. Gillerman did not name any country. But then, he didn’t have to. Everyone understood he was referring to France and Russia. Both have used "disproportionate" to describe Israel's latest actions — Russia, which has killed thousands in Chechnya to suppress a separatist movement, and France, which in 1985 blew up a ship owned by Greenpeace (killing a person in the process) because that group of environmentalists had the temerity to protest French nuclear tests in the Pacific."

Later today, I'll be destroying the idiotic idea of "Proportionate" and "Restrained" response.

Read the full piece at the Times.

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At 2:54 a.m., Canadian Politico Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Later today, I'll be destroying the idiotic idea of "Proportionate" and "Restrained" response."

No need. You've already destroyed those idiotic ideas, along with the idiotic word "unbiased".

At 7:12 p.m., Canadian Politico Blogger lecentre said:

ooh! ooh! how clever! If you feel so strongly, why don't you sign your posts, punk?


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