Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Ellen Horowitz on al-Dura

Two very good articles by Ellen W. Horowitz about the al-Dura footage and its uses and abuses here and here. The immediate historical context to the incident is especially interesting.

It includes this quote

If the fatal shot was fired by an Israeli soldier, the image of Mohammed al-Dura is both historically true and artistically true. If it was not, if Fallows and the revisionists are right, the image of Mohammed al-Dura is nonetheless, to borrow Picasso's characterization of all art, a lie that can make us realize the truth.
The man who uttered this paean to Higher Truth was Adam Rose, founder and director of Support Sanity.

(via Augean Stables)

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