Since Thursday, when I last checked, the HP has continued to churn out both news articles and blog posts about the flotilla raid and it's aftermath. This indicates an obsession with a given news story that we haven't seen since...well since I can't remember. Anyway, let's get started.
As for news article, we have NATO wanting a probe, Barney Frank saying "as a Jew" he is ashamed of Israel's actions (he later took this back, no follow up was published), a protest in Chicago, activists coming back to a hero's welcome in Turkey (with a picture of a sign that said "global intifada"), an article with more details about the raid, something about how US policy won't change, Israel rejecting an international probe, a story about a Swedish crime writer named Henning Mankell who was on the ship, a story about the next aid ship on it's way, and then being trailed and then stopped by Israel. They also covered an Al-Jazeera reporter saying that Israel fired before landing (and never published the other side of the story). The HP also contributed to some waving of the bloody shirt with videos of the coffins. There was also an article about Turkey getting close to severing ties with Israel, and people criticizing Israel for not releasing all the footage.
Next we have the blog posts, and there were quite a few of them. Attacking Israel were blog posts by Phyllis Bennis (still clinging to the "massacre" claim), Geoffrey Wawro, James Zogby, Josh Ruebner, Robert Naiman, Dan Freeman-Maloy, Laura Flanders, Jamal Dajani, Robert Koehler, Johann Hari, Shayan Ghajar, Barrett Brown, Wael Nawara, Carlo Strenger, and Rabbi Brant Rosen.
Defending Israel were articles by Ambassador Marc Ginsberg, Heather Robinson, David Harris, Spencer Green, and Alon Ben-Meir.
For those of you keeping track at home, this brings the number of news articles to twenty-nine. The number of blog posts attacking Israel grows to forty-four, and the blog posts defending Israel at twelve. More of that fabulous HP balance.