Friday, September 01, 2006

CNN Grinds My Shorts

This is a screen shot of a recent CNN International front page. This is what a lot of the world sees when they open . If you can't read the "top stories" section, click it a couple of times to enlarge.

The headline "Israeli Police Storm UK Embassy" burns me up. The story is that there was a Palestinian man that forced his way into the British Embassy and was holed up there armed with a gun for 8 hours. According to the story - way down on the page -

Embassy spokeswoman Karen Kaufman said the police operation was coordinated with British officials, in line with diplomatic protocols.

"As far as the embassy is concerned, the event is over," she said. "We are very grateful to Israeli police for their swift response and the excellent cooperation throughout the incident."

Of course the headline and the way the story starts makes it seem like Israeli police just busted into the UK Embassy when this obviously was not the case. Crafty, crafty media.


At 9/01/2006 4:05 PM, Blogger Sam said...

not so much "crafty"
they're "shifty"
Imagine news media that reports without sensationalizing...


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