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asks if Western news stringers operating in Beirut today are enemy embeds
. The answer to that is twofold:—For starters, all of the photographers that are covering this week's events live
there, so they're essentially covering their home turf. However, Hezbullah has been going through plenty of effort to censor photographers
that are "unfriendly" to the group, and has shut down media outlets
that are run by the opposition, so the remaining photographers aren't exactly enemy "embeds," as much as they are enemy-vetted
By the way, I still haven't heard a single
word of condemnation issued by Reuters against the brutal
treatment shown to its employees by the terrorist militia. Yet, if Israel were even remotely
thought to have been involved, I'm sure the press releases would've been flying before the photos even hit the wires.
One wonders why Hezbullah feels it needs to even bother
with censorship of the press, considering how friendly to the group the media already are.