Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Mainstream Media Memewatch

Regarding Israel's "disproportionate response" meme:

...A senior Hezbollah official said Tuesday the guerrilla group did not expect Israel to react so strongly to its capture of two Israeli soldiers... "The truth is--let me say this clearly--we didn't even expect (this) response.... that (Israel) would exploit this operation for this big war against us," said Komati...

The terrorist went on to complain that the Israelis' response was disproportionate. Later, the Hezbollah leader joined hands with Jacques Chirac to sing a chorus of "Kumbaya."

Meme: On the never-ending topic of WMDs in Iraq:

Jennifer Harper of the Washington Times reports on a Harris Poll that, among other things, shows that 50% of respondents--up from 36% last year--believe that "Iraq had weapons of mass destruction when the U.S. invaded."

And 63% of respondents were aware that mainstream media outlets had censored news that Saddam had scores of WMDs and Joe Wilson lied about Saddam's efforts to procure uranium.

Meme: It was all an Israeli plot:

Hezbollah chief Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah was defiant late Tuesday in televised comments, accusing Israel of preparing for months for the ongoing assault on Lebanon...

'The manoeuvres the Israeli army were carrying out in the past few months were aimed at preparing a war on Lebanon in September or October,' Nasrallah said in a televised speech aired on Hezbollah's al-Manar television channel... 'It was not because the capturing of the two soldiers.'

Never mind that Iran and Syria turned southern Lebanon into a single seamless missile base. And just ignore the fact that Hezbollah rained rockets into northern Israel for months on end. And don't bother noting that the terrorists attacked Israeli bases while killing and kidnapping soldiers. It's all Israel's fault... not to mention Karl Rove!

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