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August 16, 2006

Example Of Pro-Terrorist Media Bias #95,788

[part of a continuing series]

I know it's like beating a dead dog over and over again, but I feel like if I don't blog about these things when I see them, people might forget.

Check this article from AP, with the headline: "Iran leader praises Hezbollah resistance."

You will note that nowhere in the article does the word "resistance" appear, which leads one to believe that the editors who wrote the headline chose that word because they think it properly describes what Hezbollah is up to.

I'm not asking for an unbiased media, I just want them to admit that they are on the side of the enemy.

Posted by annika, Aug. 16, 2006 | TrackBack (0)
Rubric: annikapunditry


Nice point, Annika: They went beyond biased a long time ago. I have no doubt they are on the side of the enemy. The MSM proves this on a daily basis. The examples are too numerous and too easy to cite. You could spend hours each day finding headlines like this and stories that are obviously biased.

Posted by: Blu on Aug. 16, 2006

This phrasing is particularly obscene, because the word "resistance" has strong associations with the French Resistance and the other courageous anti-Nazi movements in occupied Europe.

As even an AP editor probably knows, so it's pretty clear that they are doing this consciously.

Posted by: David Foster on Aug. 16, 2006

And what were they resisting? Since Israel pulled out of Lebanon five years ago!

Posted by: annika on Aug. 16, 2006

The tide of history?

Posted by: Leif on Aug. 16, 2006

Another example of media bias is this current CNN story, the headline is:

Judge rules against Big Tobacco

Far as I know, the only folks I've ever heard use the term "Big Tobacco" are Democratic politicians. Might seem small, but it really does show how they just echo the Dems' talkin point, trying to induce them into our conciousness through editorial slight-of-hand. I mean seriously, "Big" tobacco? A professional editor thought of this headline? Fucking ridiculous.

Posted by: Scof on Aug. 17, 2006

Just once I want to see the term "Big Labor" used in a headline.

Just once.

Posted by: Blu on Aug. 17, 2006