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.

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