Monday, March 10, 2003

Tonight’s “4 Corners” on ABC was a curious beast indeed. While I wouldn’t call it anti-semitic, it did wilfully convey some strange innuendos (such as when the montage of “No War for Oil” peace rally placards segued into a “No War for Oil and Israel” placard). I though that kind of journalism was for the commercial TV pale equivalents of “4 Corners” (and kids educational TV).

The troubles with journalism-by-innuendo are viral in nature. The Online forum raging as I write has some posts that pretty much say the same thing, yet range in tone from friendly compliment to “You didn’t have the guts to tell the whole truth, monkey boy” (I’m paraphrasing). The common message across this bizarre tonal range – invading Iraq is about Israel/the Jews.

Personally, I find such a connection just dumb – at this point, it might help the reader to read my 29 January post on the topic. Of course, there is overlap in the issues of Israel vs Palestine and Islamo-fascists vs the West. However, there is an irrefutable difference of category between them. Israel vs Palestine is a border dispute between two countries, one of many such raging around the world at the moment. On the other hand, Islamo-fascism vs the West is both global and local – local because I, and many others, aint gonna flinch until every last terrorist fucker is dead.

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