Thursday, August 24, 2006

All Right, You Bastards, I'm Calling You Out!!! 
ZombieTime is absolutely devastating.

On the night of July 23, 2006, an Israeli aircraft intentionally fired missiles at and struck two Lebanese Red Cross ambulances performing rescue operations, causing huge explosions that injured everyone inside the vehicles. Or so says the global media, including Time magazine, the BBC, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and thousands of other outlets around the world. If true, the incident would have been an egregious and indefensible violation of the Geneva Convention, and would constitute a war crime committed by the state of Israel.

But there's one problem: It never happened.

What Zombie establishes isn't the failure of one or two photographers. He carefully and methodically establishes, beyond reasonable doubt, the utter and unforgiveable failure of the Fourth Estate to live up to their basic professional ethic of practicing a culture of verification.

Without that ethic, journalism is nothing. A rag sheet.

The next step, of course -- and the far more difficult one -- is to construct a similarly methodical case that the failure of media coverage led directly to a strategic defeat for a US ally.

Zombie's case is overwhelming. I hope there is overwhelming demand for groveling retractions at Time Magazine and everywhere else these gullible ass-clowns danced to Hizbollahs organgrinding monkeys.

Splash, out


A couple of years ago there was a highly publicized incident in which the Air Force scragged 4 Al-Qs in Yemen with a Hellfire missile fired from a drone. The 'after' pictures were widely dissemenated, and as I recall there was nothing left of the vehicle but a burned-out floor pan with an engine attached. The remainder of the car was spread out over a large radius of desert. No one has, as yet, dug up the Yemen picture for comparison.
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