Monday, January 31, 2005

Same Story - Different Slant

For two versions of the same story posted today on a meeting of the Hamas and Hezbollah terrorist groups leaders, check these out...


This from the conservative
WorldNetDaily
Hamas, Hezbollah vow to continue terror defy calls for ceasefire, recent U.N. resolution

By Aaron Klein, January 31, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern

Hamas and Hezbollah agreed to continue to use terrorism against Israel in spite of U.S. and Israeli pressure and a U.N. resolution calling for the dismantlement of the terror groups, a Hezbollah statement said yesterday.

Read the
rest of the story.


This from the liberal Haaretz.com
Hamas, Hezbollah agree to uphold resistance against Israel
By The Associated Press, Last Update: 31/01/2005 00:34

BEIRUT - Hezbollah and Hamas have agreed to uphold the resistance option against Israel despite U.S. pressure on the militant Lebanese and Palestinian groups, a Hezbollah statement said Sunday.

Read
the rest of the story.


Pop Quiz:
Would you have guessed that "uphold the resistance option" means "continue the use of terror" against Israel?

If you read both articles you will note the conservative view assumes both are terrorist groups while the liberal view merely notes (much later) that the US has branded them terrorist oranizations, and, Israel has accused Hezbollah of funding suicide bombings in Israel.

Haaretz describes the group's relationship as "strong" and goes on to tout the success of the Syrian and Iranian backed Muslim Hezbollah. It quotes the Hamas leader saying the "resistance program" was being fought "particularly by the U.S. administration and the Zionist enemy."

Lesson for the day: Know your source.

Oddly, Haaretz credits the Associated Press for their story yet there is no reference to it on on the AP site.

Another kudo to
Gindy.

2 Comments:

Blogger Gindy said...

"This from the conservative WorldNetDaily
Hamas, Hezbollah vow to continue terror defy calls for ceasefire, recent U.N. resolution"

I have been looking believe me. You are right on the money. Where is the NYT and the LA Times with the front page story on this. Unless it is not that important I mean.

January 31, 2005 at 6:27 PM  
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