Or, welcome to my low-maintenance heck.
Overnight, two Palestinian children were reported as being killed by "an explosion" in the northern region of the Hamas-occupied Gaza Strip. Generally, when events like this occur, the first reaction reported by the press is that the evil Zionists were responsible, with quotes from "sources on the ground" confirming the dastardly Zionist machinations to an all-to-willing press corps.
That standard storyline is what I expected to hear as soon as I heard about this event, so it goes without saying that I am very surprised to see that the press is reporting things factually for a change:
Even though we get the traditional crocodile tears
, I'm definitely pleased at this new honesty, and hope that it continues to find its way into more of the coverage coming from the region!Update:
The Associated Press seems to be a bit more unsure about the source of this explosion:
It should be noted that there is only one group in the area
that is notorious for building homemade rockets, and it ain't these guys
. Frankly, if the AP finds itself so confused about the situation, it could do us all
a favour and leave. Lord knows the press coverage would actually improve in quality
if they were to do so!
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