Monday, November 19, 2012

Yahoo: Sourcing Hamas For Headlines

It's not a surprise; Yahoo is as reliably anti-Israel as the left-wingers that control their content.  This is what you'll see if you open their home page right now:

It's all about enforcing the morally inverted narrative here - Israel bad, Hamas good. It takes clumsy, incoherent work to make it happen, but Yahoo is up to the task:

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli aircraft struck crowded areas in the Gaza Strip on Monday, driving up the Palestinian death toll to 94 and devastating several homes belonging to one clan — the fallout from a new tactic in Israel's 6-day-old offensive meant to quell Hamas rocket fire on Israel.

Escalating its bombing campaign, Israel on Sunday began attacking homes of activists in Hamas, the Islamic militant group that rules Gaza. These attacks have led to a sharp spike in civilian casualties, killing 24 civilians in just under two days and doubling the number of civilians killed in the conflict, a Gaza health official said.

The rising toll was likely to intensify pressure on Israel to end the fighting. Hundreds of civilian casualties in an Israeli offensive in Gaza four years ago led to fierce international condemnation of Israel.

Yahoo takes the word of a "Gaza health official" in order to pump the civilian death toll to sexier levels (maybe he was one of the "medics" in this Pallywood production?  And did the "death toll" include this "victim", I wonder?) and to justify verbiage painting Israel as the aggressor in this close-quarter combat (never mind the previous 800 rockets fired into Israel from Gaza this year).  It seems like a pretty big jump to then demand "international condemnation" of Israel, but Yahoo manages it, albeit in unconvincing, anti-intellectual fashion

Hey -  all it takes is blind faith in the honesty of Hamas, and the ability  to completely wipe out from history the hundreds of rockets that were aimed directly into Israeli civilian populations by Gaza militants over the past few months, and - presto! - you too can flip morality on its head!

Once you rape reality like that, well....that's what it takes to make Yahoo's reporting possible, I suppose...

(More on the unhinged bias and animosity of Yahoo News can be found  here, here, here, here and here, and here and here...and here. Oh, and here...)

1 comment:

Andy said...

I have a lot of trouble reading Yahoo 'News' articles, but I have found solace in the comments, which surprisingly have a fair bit of Israeli support. Apparently, "you can fool all of the Democrat voters all of the time", but there are others out there who seek and wish to know the truth.