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And, yes, I DO take it personally: The western media on Lebanon: ingore the tragedy, ignore the death, it's all about US
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Saturday, July 22, 2006

The western media on Lebanon: ingore the tragedy, ignore the death, it's all about US

the middle east reality show: the race to get out of town...
The western media has been focused like a laser on the dramatic story of the evacuation of refugees from western countries. The Americans I know who are on their way out all have the same question: Why are we the story? With hundreds dead, thousands injured, hundreds of thousands displaced, Lebanon essentially turned into a Gaza with mountains, and the Bush Administration saying that talk of a cease-fire is “premature,” can we ever expect the western media to report what is significant rather than what will entertain its audience?

ordinary folks like you and me are scrambling to leave a country that's being pounded into dust and THEY become the story...? another pathetic display of the distorted lens through which everything we experience through the media is viewed...

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