Or, welcome to my low-maintenance heck.
It would seem that the wire services are mourning the death of Hezbullah fighters in last year's war. No word on if and when any coverage will be given to the Israeli soldiers who died during the conflict.
What a nice, down-to-earth guy, huh? It should be noted that, while it's factually
true that he was "killed" during the conflict, you'll note that none of our news agencies elect to identify him dying as a Hezbullah fighter
. Don't you think knowing that would change the readers' perspective of this "sympathetic" propaganda push?
By the way, if you're sharp, you might notice in the third picture down in our extended series (following the break), that Reuters has annotated the caption with: "To match feature:LEBANON WAR/HEZBOLLAH." What's interesting about this? It's entirely possible that this is an acknowledgement that the scenario was orchestrated and provided to Reuters by Hezbullah's media office
. How much better would this news coverage have been if this fact were acknowledged up front
, rather than as a sidebar?)
Tags: ali hashisho
Israel/Lebanon War 2006