Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Another al-Queda (media) victory

The Massacre of Haditha is just like the Massacre of Jenin, a military defeat turned into a media victory by accusations of civilians slaughtered by the brutal soldiery. The accusations are taken up by our alert and inquiring press, headlines are made, righteousness is puffed up and a few more pixels are added to the image of the oppressive American (or Israeli). Slowly the claims are investigated and slowly they wither and grow transparent, but that battle has already been fought and won in newsprint and what didn't happen is dispersed in the noosphere and impossible to retrieve.

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