Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The HP On Israel-Lebanon Clash

As you are all probably aware, yesterday there was a firefight between Israel and the Lebanese army, the circumstances of which are (naturally) still in doubt.

What I found to be is that as of the time I am writing this post, the HP's coverage of the story wasn't too ridiculously biased one way or another. The headline is exactly what happened: "Lebanon, Israel Clash Near Border; At Least Three Dead." There wasn't even a lot of extraneous information in the first five paragraphs this time.

Perhaps it is because of the balanced headline that the HPers actually seemed to have read the article before jumping to conclusions (though they often did anyway). Because of that the hatred against Israel wasn't as strong as we usually see, though I feel I should point out that many people believed the Lebanese army at face value when they said they "fired warning shots in the air."

Anyway, it didn't totally stop the HP crowd from acting the way they usually do:

But I gotta say that for the initial article, the HP did a pretty good job of presenting just the facts. Now don't say I never did anything for you, HP.

1 comment:

  1. Its hard to justify Israeli malice when its very clear that the Lebanese opened fire first upon Israel, a fact corroborated by UNIFIL.

    But those wont to think the worst of Israel, as we can see here, the truth makes no difference in their views.

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