Is the Media running propaganda ?

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    I'm tired of hearing about dead civilians without severe condemnation of the Hizbullys for hiding amongst them. The media could certainly paint a more accurate picture of the real reason for the Lebanese civilian casualties. Is the media slanting reality or just playing to the sympathty of its' audience by repeatedly showing these tear-jerking pictures ?
     
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    Although the answer is self evident, I would like to point out that the media is "prepping the battlefield" on the propaganda front. It will be much easier to denigrate and perhaps even to deny Israel's claims and to bolster the terrorists demands if Israel is painted in the worst possible light.
     
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    Well they are winning so far. Continuing to sell the "disporportionate response" and "massive civilian casualties" is working and political parrots are accepting it as an accurate take on the war so far. Disgusting.
     
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    Yep. People tend to forget that the propaganda is as much (or even more critical) an aspect of the war on terror as road side bombs.
     
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    http://www.mrc.org/cyberalerts/2006/cyb20060725.asp#2

    So now reporters are willing participants in propaganda. They'll do anything for that pulitzer I guess? :scratch:
     
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    They always have been willing participants...heck, they even make some of the propaganda up themselves.
     
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    There outta be an award for the journalist who is most manipulated into reporting lies in a mid-east war. the "PATSY" .
     
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    I like that......:teeth: :happy2:
     
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    dillo,I couldn't agree more! I have noticed a serious slant towards hezbollah in CNN"s reporting(and that's just when I happen to flip past).I saw a story on the other day,CNN of course,where the reporter was demanding Israel answer for the civilian bus they had hit. Sure,it was sad,but I have seen almost zero coverage of cashualties on the Israel side. He acted as if he were some kind of world authority.

    I think we should deny these reporters their plane tickets home:teeth:
     

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