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January 24, 2008

Why The _____s Hate The ______s

Somehow I've gotten on the mailing list of this site. Their emails always include this invitation to contribute:

Pieces for THINK-ISRAEL should be informative and accurate. Fortunately, those of us who are pro-Israel can show our love of Israel without distorting the truth. We don't need to play by the rules laid down by the Arab-favoring media, which distort the news and omit important items of information.

See #14, here:

14. Of course we seem prejudiced. The media is obviously pro-_______.

—Jonathan Schwarz

Posted at January 24, 2008 01:32 PM

Link broken

Posted by: at January 24, 2008 01:46 PM

Whoa. You have to think pretty hard to think that the media favors Arabs. That's impressive, actually. Maybe the Arab media does. I guess.

Posted by: Aaron Datesman at January 24, 2008 02:00 PM

Thanks, fixed it.

Posted by: Jonathan Schwarz at January 24, 2008 02:00 PM

Doublethink and doublecross.

Posted by: Mike Meyer at January 24, 2008 02:26 PM

I'm thinking there should be a #16, exemplified by Israel's attempt to starve the Palestinians into submission:

16. We must make _______ pay a price for their support of ______. Once they understand the true costs, they'll turn on _______ and we'll never have to worry about ______ again.

In all of recorded history, this "strategy" has never worked, not when we were firebombing Dresden or Tokyo, or napalming Vietnamese villages, or flattening Fallujah, or Lebanon, or Gaza, but that doesn't make it any less appealing to those who believe it.

Posted by: SteveB at January 24, 2008 11:28 PM

SteveB - got into an argument on one forum with someone who thinks Fallujah was a complete success against the terrorists - and that was in 2006. So, I guess some people won't accept that it never worked because they see it as working just fine.

Posted by: Susan at January 25, 2008 12:37 AM

We don't need to play by the rules laid down by the Arab-favoring media...

We know they favor the Arabs because civilian casualties from IDF attacks are felt to be information worth reporting.

Posted by: Prof.Cynik at January 25, 2008 10:20 AM