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Are Media Assisting The Exaggeration of Casualties in Lebanon?
Newsbusters/Reuters ^ | August 7, 2006 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 08/08/2006 7:31:12 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing

Reuters reported that 40 people were killed in a Lebanese village by Israeli air strikes. Less than three hours later, the Associated Press reported that the number of casualties had been dropped to one.

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I've yet to see media exaggerate the deaths on the israeli side. In this case, they'll make sure they get it right. Wouldn't want to smear Hezbollah, you know.
1 posted on 08/08/2006 7:31:16 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
Are Media Assisting The Exaggeration of Casualties in Lebanon?

Is the Pope Catholic?

2 posted on 08/08/2006 7:33:00 AM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: facedown

Does a bear live in the woods?


3 posted on 08/08/2006 7:33:37 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (If the people lead, the leaders will follow.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

are the oceans deep?


4 posted on 08/08/2006 7:34:00 AM PDT by lumber1 (It is not what you do now, but what they will do later with what you've "done now" that matters.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
In a word, YES!

The WOT has become a War of Propaganda - you have to dig deep to find the real facts and ALL should do their research. The New Media keeps pictures and stories straight.

5 posted on 08/08/2006 7:34:13 AM PDT by yoe
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Does an ursine specimen defecate forestially?


6 posted on 08/08/2006 7:34:24 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Do bees buzz?


7 posted on 08/08/2006 7:45:41 AM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Does a Clinton lie?


8 posted on 08/08/2006 7:59:52 AM PDT by texas_mrs
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
I think the MSM is still busy counting the 10000 dead and cannibalized in New Orleans. They don't have time to send body counters to the middle east just yet.
9 posted on 08/08/2006 8:06:32 AM PDT by Pukin Dog (Sans Reproache)
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To: facedown; Arm_Bears; lumber1; yoe; Izzy Dunne; Bigh4u2; texas_mrs

LOL ok. I get it. We're all here on FR running the jokes and passing around the pictures that would make goebbels and dan rather proud, but seriously......

Is it just me or is media being very careful with israeli deaths and overexaggerating lebanese deaths?

I haven't seen one botch job on the other side.


10 posted on 08/08/2006 8:07:49 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing (Linux, the #2 OS. Mac, the #3 OS. That's why Picasa is on Linux and not Mac.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Reuters keeps popping up.Altered photo's and inaccurate articles.I thought journalists were supposed to be unbiased?


11 posted on 08/08/2006 8:08:13 AM PDT by Thombo2
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
Hello! We'd like to welcome all the incoming freshmen to the John Lovitz's school of journalism.

The latest Israeli attack left tens...ah thousands...no millions, yeah millions of casualties. Yeah, that's the ticket.
12 posted on 08/08/2006 8:10:57 AM PDT by Sergio (If a tree fell on a mime in the forest, would he make a sound?)
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To: Thombo2
Reuters keeps popping up.Altered photo's and inaccurate articles.I thought journalists were supposed to be unbiased?

That's why their polls reporting are crap.

13 posted on 08/08/2006 8:12:35 AM PDT by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

"Is it just me or is media being very careful with israeli deaths and overexaggerating lebanese deaths? "

Give them time. They'll be back to their 'old selves' soon.


14 posted on 08/08/2006 8:14:55 AM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
I've yet to see media exaggerate the deaths on the israeli side.

You noticed that too, huh.

15 posted on 08/08/2006 8:19:01 AM PDT by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Even FOX news is into the hyperbole business!


16 posted on 08/08/2006 8:20:14 AM PDT by verity (The MSM is comprised of useless eaters)
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To: Logical me

"That's why their poll reporting is crap."I agree.Reuters is nothing more than a mouthpiece/cheerleader for the leftist/terrorist coalition.No credibility.


17 posted on 08/08/2006 8:25:06 AM PDT by Thombo2
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

This is a trick question, right?


18 posted on 08/08/2006 8:25:14 AM PDT by rlmorel (Islamofacism: It is all fun and games until someone puts an eye out. Or chops off a head.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

No Problem! Here comes your Bomb!


19 posted on 08/08/2006 8:43:49 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (There's a dwindling market for Marxist Homosexual Lunatic wet dreams posing as journalism)
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To: Grampa Dave

Welcome to the Dewey, Cheatem & Howe School of Journalism.


20 posted on 08/08/2006 6:32:12 PM PDT by thepunditblogger
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

That title should be an example of the definition of 'rhetorical question' in the dictionary.


21 posted on 08/08/2006 6:34:36 PM PDT by Tench_Coxe
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To: Grampa Dave

Lol. I was thinking about Tourist Guy and his relation to the guy in the green helmet. I've also figured out Tourist Guy's real name: Greg Packer. The MSM's favorite 'man on the street'.


22 posted on 08/08/2006 6:36:32 PM PDT by Tench_Coxe
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To: Tench_Coxe

I forgot to add, Tourist Guy is also the anonymous expert and analyst the media dredges up (pulls out of their a**) every time they need to make an argument against a course of action.


23 posted on 08/08/2006 6:37:57 PM PDT by Tench_Coxe
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To: Arm_Bears

Does a bear live in the woods?


I was thinking the same exact thing when I read the Headline.


24 posted on 08/08/2006 6:40:49 PM PDT by Boiler Plate (Mom always said why be difficult, when with just a little more effort you can be impossible.)
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