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October 17, 2006

Reuters Cameraman Arrested For Inciting Palestinians Rock-Throwing

Objective. Neutral. Reporting on the news, not manufacturing the news.

The cameraman, Imad Muhammad Intisar Boghnat, was arrested and charged as a result of violent riots in the Arab village of Bil’in, in the Modi’in region, on October 6, 2006. A videotape that the prosecution presented to the judge shows Boghnat encouraging and directing rioters in Bil’in to throw large chunks of rock at Israeli vehicles in such a way as to cause maximum damage. The accused is heard shouting, “Throw, throw!” and later, “Throw towards the little window!”

More at the Hot Air link above.

The cameraman's name But the idiotic western media simply pretends they can hire very politically biased folks from the Arabic world and treat their reportage as genuine. They simply won't acknowlege these people come from an entirely different media culture, where there is no distinction between reportage and editorial, where there is not the slightest pretense of objectivity, and where sensationalism is a positive virtue.

A lot of them are hustlers. They're trying to make a buck by delivering the most blood and guts and red meat coverage possible. And also trying to influence western media, and thereby influence western government decisonmaking.

Reuters and the rest won't acknowledge this problem, because 1) these guys know the area, 2) they won't get kidnapped like a Westerner would, 3) they work cheap, and 4) they don't mind the extreme anti-American and anti-Israeli bias coming from them.


Upate: Allah just updated-- the Reuters objective neutral apolitical journalist may have been throwing rocks himself, too.



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