Sunday, December 30, 2007

"2 Israeli Settlers and 2 Palestinians Killed In Drive-By Shooting During Hiking Trip"

That's how the New York Times decided to headline an article about a drive-by shooting in which two Israelis were killed by terrorists. I find this a disgusting attempt at "balance." The impression one gets from the headline (and often that is all people read) is that there was a drive-by shooting, and the people both Israelis and Palestinians were shot at from the car. Whereas in reality, the Palestinians involved were the perpetrators. Note they also identify the Israeli hikers as "settlers," with all of the associations it carries, in order to even things out even more.

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