Missing headlines (Hezb'allah department)

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"Large portion of Hezb'allah fighting force killed"

Despite all the gloomy assessments of the war in Lebanon, we must recognize that the media has concentrated on the deaths of alleged Lebanese civilians while ignoring the number of Hez b'Allah fighters killed. IDF figures reveal that the media substantially minimizes the success of the Israeli mission, while exaggerating the civilian deaths. Confederate Yankee reports:

Hezbollah has suffered 500—600+ confirmed fatalities, and estimates are that another 800—1200 are dead; perhaps half of Hezbollah's armed forces, and yet the media chooses to ignore these readily accessed figures in favor of a more marketable Lebanese civilian body count.

The media chooses to underreport Hezbollah's casualties because it is bad for business, while it unashamedly pimps civilian corpses for profit. That is just one of the ugly realities of this war that isn't considered "all the news that's fit to print."

Clarice Feldman    8 18 06
 

"Large portion of Hezb'allah fighting force killed"

Despite all the gloomy assessments of the war in Lebanon, we must recognize that the media has concentrated on the deaths of alleged Lebanese civilians while ignoring the number of Hez b'Allah fighters killed. IDF figures reveal that the media substantially minimizes the success of the Israeli mission, while exaggerating the civilian deaths. Confederate Yankee reports:

Hezbollah has suffered 500—600+ confirmed fatalities, and estimates are that another 800—1200 are dead; perhaps half of Hezbollah's armed forces, and yet the media chooses to ignore these readily accessed figures in favor of a more marketable Lebanese civilian body count.

The media chooses to underreport Hezbollah's casualties because it is bad for business, while it unashamedly pimps civilian corpses for profit. That is just one of the ugly realities of this war that isn't considered "all the news that's fit to print."

Clarice Feldman    8 18 06