The Media Terrorist Fan Club in Action
The president of the fan club is, of course, CNN's Nic Robertson, who last night ran an "exclusive" report from south Beirut, his Hezbollah handler practically holding hands with him, describing how the bad, bad Israelis are targeting nothing but civilians.
The cameras took in an "outraged" terrorist propagandist, identified as a Hezbollah "press officer," saying, "Look what happened to this building, inhabited by innocent civilians ... no military bases, nothing."
Well, needless to say, Hezbollah wouldn't say something that wasn't true? The print version of this CNN-Hezbollah joint propaganda effort put it this way:
Hezbollah officials gave CNN access into the southern suburbs of Beirut -- the
area thought to house the organization's headquarters -- to show the damage
inflicted on civilians there. They also wanted to show they do not house
military stockpiles there, CNN's Nic Robertson reported. Robertson said he could
not confirm the group's assertions about what was housed in the area.
The broadcast itself left out the last sentence, at least in the version that was broadcast last night. In fact, he seemed to confirm what his handler was telling him, noting that the detritis strewn about was all "civilian" -- as if Hezbollah would take this idiot directly to its weapons dumps for all the world to see.
Over at the New York Times, amid the usual gag-inducing coverage we have a report from house terrorism apologist, Hassan "Wrong Man" Fattah, in south Lebanon. Today Fattah pulls off the not-inconsiderable fete of reporting on the UN "peacekeeping" force there without mentioning what it's most famous for -- standing by and watching while three Israeli soldiers were kidnapped.
All in all, a great day for the press corps' terrorist fan club!
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