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I don't know that the "propaganda campaign" goes poof. It takes a very severe lack of self-reflection to think that anyone would simply stand by while their homes, lands, families, etc were destroyed. Anyone who buys that argument (outside of government / military officials and maybe academics who can afford to live in another universe) is likely very pro-Israel to begin with. Rather than a propaganda campaign I think I'd call it "reassuring the believers."

you are the media you consume.

by MillMan (millguy at gmail) on Fri Aug 25th, 2006 at 03:38:16 AM EST
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I give out information.

You advertise.

They spread propaganda.

;-)

The one-sided barrage of 'news' (sic) here in the US was propaganda.  There was no attempt at dispassionate analysis.  There was no attempt to put the conflict in its historical context.  There was a serious, on-going, effort to keep the American public thinking Israeli's 'stuff' don't stink.

Thought experiment:  Try to imagine an American 'news' (sic) organization reporting from Lebanon the way Richard R. Murrow reported from London during the Blitz.


She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Fri Aug 25th, 2006 at 09:49:57 AM EST
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Of course it's propaganda, my claim is that on the particular point you brought up, and not the overall media campaign, it doesn't operate as such due to the reasons I mentioned. Thus there is nothing to "bite the dust." Misinformation rarely dies because it is proven wrong.

you are the media you consume.

by MillMan (millguy at gmail) on Fri Aug 25th, 2006 at 12:23:01 PM EST
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I second that.

Bitsofnews.com Giving you the latest bits.
by Gjermund E Jansen (gjans1@hotmail.com) on Tue Aug 29th, 2006 at 07:01:11 PM EST
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It takes a very severe lack of self-reflection to think that anyone would simply stand by while their homes, lands, families, etc were destroyed.

If you find that missing self-reflection anywhere in the White House or in Olmert's office, be sure to pass on its location to the military planners so they can obliterate it with a precision strike.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Fri Aug 25th, 2006 at 12:34:15 PM EST
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