mardi 29 juillet 2008

Doing things with words

It's just another Israeli murder reported with the same indifference in the Western media. Still, it's worth pointing out. The Israeli army shotdead a boy of ten through the forehead - target practice presumably. The Guardian headline reports it as if there were no connection between the two events - "Palestinian boy dies as troops fire". So before the reader gets to the story, they have been manipulated into being persuaded that, in fact, the troops were not really responsible (the boy dies of something else as troops fire a long way off etc.) and that the Israeli Army investigation will clear the 'mystery' up. Duh.

Why can't they just tell it like it is. . .we wonder ironically.