Friday, August 04, 2006

CNN Spinning

I wonder if the folks at CNN get dizzy from spinning?!

Check out this video and really listen to what the Israeli spokesperson is saying.
  1. Israel is sorry if this was a mistake. Hezbollah considers the rockets that miss mistakes.
  2. Israel values life and regrets civilian casualties. Hezbullah rejoices in civilian deaths.
  3. Israel targets rocket sites, Hezbullah positions and targets that will keep Hezbullah from re-arming.
  4. Hezbullah hides in and attacks from populations centers.
  5. Hezbullah continues to indiscriminately fire deadly rockets into Israel - 8 people died yesterday.
Here's the video. I originally saw this on CNN but thanks to Treppenwitz for sharing the online video with us.


At 8/04/2006 7:07 PM, Blogger Sam said...

Damn. That was an attempted indictment. Seems the CNN woman was saying, "Hezbollah is throwing little rocks at you and you're throwing boulders. So what if their little rocks kill some of your people? Your boulders are overkill in trying to stop their throwing the rocks."

I call bullshit! Anything that's required to stop a bully is just that, required.

At 8/05/2006 6:40 PM, Blogger Christopher said...

I always thought that reporters were supposed to be fair and balanced, or at least attempt to be. That blonde needs to get off the air.

At 8/07/2006 8:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't know where you see the 'spin.' The interviewer was asking, at times, difficult questions that many in the world are asking and the Israeli minister did a good job of answering the questions. A reporter who agrees with his/her subject is not doing his/her job. An interview of a politician should never be comfortable. The problem with this interview was, however, that the interviewer did not seem to know enough about warfare to ask meaningful questions about the hezbollah rockets...
The Israeli minister's answer that "because we have fewer casualties should not be used against us" is really very smart...

At 8/07/2006 1:08 PM, Blogger John said...

Anon: You're right, she did ask tough questions and I think that is helpful. But her tone is very inappropriate and demonstrates personal engagement that might lead to bias. Why are Hezbullah leaders not being asked the same questions? Why is that heat in the intervier's voice not also focus on Hezbullah?

Btw, the interview was with an Israeli spokesperson, not a politician or minister.


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