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December 03, 2006

Voices of 'Victims' or Aggressors?

Earlier we reported that the Los Angeles Times' Megan Stack, stationed in Beirut, is said to be utilizing the "voices of victims to paint a picture of the events she is witnessing."

In her report today on the Hezbollah-engineered attempts to overthrow the Lebanese government, she confuses the aggressor for the victim when she quotes without challenge a Hezbollah supporter:

"We were all attacked by Israel, and this government didn't do anything. If it weren't for Hezbollah, Israel might be here now," [student Jad] Salim said. "Now they are the ones responsible for what might happen tomorrow."

Just to recap not-so-distant history, it was Hezbollah that initiated the conflict with Israel, launching a cross-border raid in which soldiers were killed and captured and simultaneously lobbing rockets at Israeli towns.

Posted by TS at December 3, 2006 05:53 AM


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