Monday, November 12, 2012

Misleading Headline Of The Day Israel/Syria Edition

The Detroit Free Press' headline: Israel fires at Syria for 2nd straight day

Sounds awfully aggressive on the part of the Israelis, now doesn't it?

You have to did into the article to get the reason why:

The Israeli military says it has fired into Syria for a second straight day in response to errant mortar fire that landed in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights.

In short, while the headline is technically accurate, it leaves out the context in a very familiar manner in regards to MSM reporting in the Middle East. At every opportunity they try to portray all acts with Israel as the aggressor.


Expatriate Owl said...

Not that I didn't have my issues with the late Rabbi Meir Kahane, but many of his words ring true today.

As the Rabbi observed, they love us when we're dead in Auschwitz but they hate us when we're alive in Jerusalem.

ProudHillbilly said...

Errant? There's more than errant going on there.