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breakaleg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 02:36 PM
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Differences in reporting on the Middle East
Here is a documentary comparing the US and International reporting on the Middle East.

It's definitely worth viewing. I have to say I am appalled to learn that the news I see if filtered through the networks opinions in a more drastic way than I knew.

http://video.google.ca/videoplay?docid=-782812371438492...
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 02:52 PM
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1. The circle of oppression ....
It's Ironic that the country whose justification is heavily attached to European concentration camps is now running two very large and brutal concentration camps themselves...

The oppressed become the oppressors...
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JackNewtown Donating Member (703 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 02:55 PM
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2. Israel has a right to defend itself...
...from any noxious thoughtcrimes in the US. ;)
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 02:58 PM
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3. I have several international channels
The difference is mind blowing.
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breakaleg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 03:02 PM
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4. I used to have BBC International but I don't anymore.
I remember switching from CNN to BBC during the Iraq invasion and thought I was watching two completely different events.

But the difference here is mind-blowing. I feel manipulated. It's one thing to report one side and not another. But it's something else to choose your words to deliberately alter the perception.

Like calling "settlements" "neighbourhoods". Like saying Israel is defending itself against terrorist attacks, when they are on occupied land dealing with resistance forces.

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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 03:14 PM
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5. You can watch a lot of BBC on line
even if you can't get all the video, audio is available. Check the World Service Radio programmes. Newshour is a must.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/
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breakaleg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 03:43 PM
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6. thank-you. I will check that out.
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