Wednesday, August 30, 2006

My Opinion of Australia Just Went Up

The Australian Foreign Minister has figured out what the Media is choosing to ignore. As reported on Backspin, the ausie Minister is calling-out the media for their unquestioned regurgitation of the Lebanese Ambulance Hoax.

He accused "some of the world's most prestigious media outlets" of falling for a hoax in their reporting of an alleged aerial attack on a Lebanese Red Cross ambulance by Israel.

"After closer study of the images of the damage to the ambulance, it is beyond serious dispute that this episode has all the makings of a hoax," Mr Downer said

I don't know when this story is finally going to get the coverage it deserves, but I doubt it will be any time soon. Many news organizations reported the hoax with vigor and enthusiasm and seemed all too happy to drag Israel through the mud. The ITV news report is the best example of this. It's unlikely these same news outlets will man-up and admit they were suckered into reporting the cheapest propaganda.

Friday, August 25, 2006

The Official Balfour St. Mascot


Alright everybody welcome to this blog! I'm not sure what is going to become of this experiment, or whether or not I'm really going to commit to this. But hey, I figure its worth a shot. So Tafat and I are getting married in nine days. After that were off to Minnesota for a while so Tafat can a have a quick surgery, and than our Honeymoon, and than we move to Israel (for a while). Expect political rants, info on various sites in Israel, and other assorted rantings and musings. Like all good things this blog was started at one in the mornin'. So please forgive the brevity of this first post cause I promise much more later. But hey after all, who the hell is really gonna read my very first post so what difference does it make.