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I just got word from DMartyr that Newsweak has silently corrected
the map in question. No admission of error, no correction, no nothing.
Welcome to the New Soviet Era, my airbrush-loving friends.
~~FINAL UPDATE [DMartyr]: As Brian mentioned, Newsweek quietly changed the map without acknowledging the egregious error. The pop-up now shows the Palestinian Territories properly.
Some of you may wonder why the incorrect display was such an issue. It is a major issue, as I see it, for one of two reasons - either the Newsweek editors are ignorant of basic Middle East geography or they have an agenda.
If ignorance was the cause of the error, how can we trust the reliability of the article "Learning to Live with Radical Islam"? If they can't even differentiate between Israel and a Palestinian Territory on a map, what makes them credible when it comes to the complex nature of Islam? (And I won't even go into the inconsistencies, fallacies and misstatements within the article.)
If they have an agenda - if the map 'error' was some sort of political statement - then the article accompanying the map should be immediately discredited as a product of biased reporting.
At best, Newsweek lacks the knowledge to attempt to educate readers on Radical Islam, and at worst, the article is propaganda. Either way, Newsweek has demonstrated a lack of integrity in this matter, and that reflects on the organization as a whole.
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I see Brian is on the ball with the story about Newsweek's latest cover
. The dhimmis at Newsweek suggest how to 'live' with radical Islam. I'm assuming that's not an inside joke, and that in 'live' they mean accepting as a part of life, as opposed to mocking victims of Islamic terrorists.
I could be wrong there.
But Newsweek online also includes this interactive map
. If you mouse-over the 'Palestinian Territory', you get this:
FYI, that's a map of ISRAEL, not Palestine.
Hmm, now I'm starting to believe that 'live' is
a bad dhimmi joke...
(Hat Tip: Avid Editor's Insights
(Cross-Posted at Al Salibiyyah
Jihad Watch, The Jawa Report, Elder of Ziyon, The Colossus of Rhodey, Newsbusters, Weasel Zippers, IsraellyCool, Memeorandum, Stop the ACLU, FreeRepublic, Israel Matzav
[UPDATE] Infidel Blogger's Alliance
not too long ago posted The Evolution of an Appeaser
. It included a list of failed strategies that ultimately led to WW2:
- Stage 1 (negation): Germany is not at all rearming.
- Stage 2 (bagatellisation): Okay, but not very much.
- Stage 3 (relativating): Okay, but in relation to GB, France and Soviets, it is a tiny army.
- Stage 4 (psychologization): Okay, but try to understand how they must feel surrounded, yes, under siege by many other nations!
- Stage 5 (disengagement): Okay, but now it is too dangerous to confront them.
- Stage 6 (appeasement): For hell, don't provoke them! That will only worsen the situation.
- Stage 7 (resignation): We can't do anything about it.
When I initially read this, I optimistically thought us between stage 4 and stage 5. It seems Newsweek would leap straight to stage 7...
[UPDATE 2] Elder of Ziyon
the picture of Egypt includes Gaza.