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Liberal Blogosphere Duped By 3-Year-Old 'Gaza Bombing Video'
Newsbusters.org ^ | January 5, 2009 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 01/06/2009 7:46:05 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia

Just how badly do many liberal bloggers want to depict Israelis as heartless killers and Hamas as poor defenseless victims?

On Sunday, a more than three year old video of an accidental munitions truck explosion at a Palestinian rally in September 2005 was spread around the liberal blogosphere as footage of an Israeli attack on Gaza on January 3, 2009.

Two prominent leftwing websites -- Raw Story and Democratic Underground -- displayed this video for hours before a poster at Reddit exposed the hoax (h/t NBer Blazer).

A gruesome propaganda video uploaded to LiveLeak that purported to show the aftermath of an IDF attack on civilians in Gaza turned out to be a fraud—it actually shows the results of an accidental explosion of a truck full of Hamas rockets at a Palestinian rally.

This didn’t stop the video from reaching the top spot on reddit.com and gaining more than 2,000 up votes, because reddit.com is absolutely infested with antisemites and terror supporters: GRAPHIC Video of Israel Defense Force’s attack on Gaza civilian market — originally uploaded on & banned by YouTube (NSFW) : politics.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsbusters.org ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fauxtography; gaza; leftists; liberal; propaganda; unholyalliance; video

1 posted on 01/06/2009 7:46:05 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Liberals are so easily hoodwinked by Palestinian fauxtography, because they believe the worst of Israel. Simple fact-checking would have exposed this fraud.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

2 posted on 01/06/2009 7:49:17 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I haven’t done more on reddit than get an account there because I was tired of digg and their current problems ... (plus, of course, digg’s antisemites and terror supporters.)


3 posted on 01/06/2009 7:50:29 AM PST by Tanniker Smith (Teachers open the door. It's up to you to enter. Before the late bell. When I close the door.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
The left's hatred of Jews and support of terrorism knows no boundaries.

Words fail me...

4 posted on 01/06/2009 7:50:49 AM PST by EnigmaticAnomaly ("Democrats: Seeking an easy life at someone else's expense for 150 years")
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To: goldstategop
They believe in Socialist Realism:

"Not what is, but what ought to be."

5 posted on 01/06/2009 7:52:15 AM PST by 17th Miss Regt
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I hope Israel doesn’t stop this time and finishes the job, kill the cockroach infestation in Gaza and send Israeli’s back to resettle the area.


6 posted on 01/06/2009 7:53:25 AM PST by stockpirate (To each according to their needs, (bailout) from each according to their ability(bailout funds))
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
I swear I saw film of this woman...

last night on NBC News. I'm being serious here.

7 posted on 01/06/2009 7:58:03 AM PST by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Doubtful they were duped. More likely they were willing co-conspirators.


8 posted on 01/06/2009 7:59:01 AM PST by Carley
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To: netmilsmom

Can Green Helmet Guy be far behind?


9 posted on 01/06/2009 7:59:46 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (0bama must be well-endowed - look at how often he steps on his d---.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Kinda funny that the DUmmies and their ilk can’t recognize fraud as they perpetrate it on a daily basis.


10 posted on 01/06/2009 7:59:56 AM PST by VeniVidiVici (All hail the Obamasiah! Kneel before Obamohammad!)
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To: netmilsmom

The Evil Jews destroyed her bomb magnet.


11 posted on 01/06/2009 8:01:46 AM PST by Fresh Wind (Hey, Obama! Where's my check?)
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To: netmilsmom

That’s Saddam’s mom.

:^)


12 posted on 01/06/2009 8:03:42 AM PST by McGruff
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To: rightwingintelligentsia; All

Why let facts get in the way of a)some anti-Israel propaganda; b)some pro-terrorist propaganda; c)liberal agenda of any type.

Rush it to press!!!!


13 posted on 01/06/2009 8:09:13 AM PST by AbeKrieger (Clomppity clomp.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Green helmet Guy now wors for Hamas: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2158241/posts


14 posted on 01/06/2009 8:13:43 AM PST by Travis T. OJustice (Change is not a destination, just as hope is not a strategy.)
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To: EnigmaticAnomaly
The left's hatred of Jews and support of terrorism knows no boundaries.

Yet Jews continue to reflexively vote for left-wing politicians in overwhelming numbers.

Go figure ...

15 posted on 01/06/2009 8:13:55 AM PST by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: goldstategop

I’m not even ready to believe this whole “40 dead at UN school hit by tank fire” yet. Sounds like more Pallywood BS to me.


16 posted on 01/06/2009 8:14:17 AM PST by bolobaby
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To: Fresh Wind

17 posted on 01/06/2009 8:14:35 AM PST by Travis T. OJustice (Change is not a destination, just as hope is not a strategy.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

In their defense, maybe Hamas doesn’t have any good photoshoppers like Hizbulla seems to have.

[Remember all the faked photos from the Hizbulla-Israeli conflict a couple of years ago?]


18 posted on 01/06/2009 8:16:06 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Someone could photoshop the ‘heineken looter’ guy in the middle of the gaza strip and the lefty web sites would believe it as a current event. They rejoice in bad news.


19 posted on 01/06/2009 8:18:55 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

The funny part is that Hamass, Hizbullduh, etc., always say they welcome death and for that reason alone they will defeat us Western pussies.

They probably had a parade to celebrate the truck blowing up.


20 posted on 01/06/2009 8:33:20 AM PST by VeniVidiVici (All hail the Obamasiah! Kneel before Obamohammad!)
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To: Le Chien Rouge

he’s bringing the beer to a “9-1-1 Truther” party.


21 posted on 01/06/2009 9:29:35 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: Slings and Arrows

>>Can Green Helmet Guy be far behind?<<

That is exactly what I thought!


22 posted on 01/06/2009 10:01:09 AM PST by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: bassmaner
Yet Jews continue to reflexively vote for left-wing politicians in overwhelming numbers.

I think it’s a form of deluded self preservation, they know the brown shirts/fascists are on the left. So if the left takes power they hope to avoid a repeat of the holocausts by claiming some sort of solidarity with them. Sadly the results will be the same or worse.

23 posted on 01/06/2009 10:02:45 AM PST by usurper (Spelling or grammatical errors in this post can be attributed to the LA City School System)
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To: Travis T. OJustice

At this rate, I’m expecting him in Minnesota for the recount.


24 posted on 01/06/2009 10:08:55 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (0bama must be well-endowed - look at how often he steps on his d---.)
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To: netmilsmom

GMTA.


25 posted on 01/06/2009 10:11:06 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (0bama must be well-endowed - look at how often he steps on his d---.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

What...What’s that you say? You have a video of a three old being bombed? In Gaza?
Oh man!... Wait till I get this news flash out!!

Message to Green Helmet Guy: Got a job for you.


26 posted on 01/06/2009 10:21:28 AM PST by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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