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Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Shorter Gary Bauer

Posted by: Hammer / 7:07 AM

Shorter Gary Bauer (which is almost physically impossible): "We need more bad news from Israel":
Gary Bauer of the group American Values notes that unless viewers get the Fox News Channel, they probably missed the recent dramatic footage of the arrest of a Palestinian female attempted murderer. The young woman was strapped with 25 pounds of explosives, and was arrested just moments before she was to commit mass mayhem by detonating herself inside an Israeli hospital.

Notably, no other major U.S. television network featured the story on the capture of this attempted homicide bomber. Bauer believes the left-wing media have deliberately ignored the incident and observes, "Not only did the media blank out the story of this woman who intended to kill scores of people at a hospital, but it's blanking out the daily killings of Israelis in the West Bank, in Gaza, right in the middle of the peace negotiations."

While I'm sure Bauer deplores violence against non-abortion providing Israelis, the story does reveal his true motivation:
Like many supporters of Israel, Bauer disagrees with the planned Israeli withdrawal from the disputed region of Judea and Samaria. According to many Christians' understanding of biblical tradition, this area is "covenant land" given to the Jews by God, and the American Values chairman feels Bush and Sharon would be unwise to keep pushing forward with the plan for Israel to turn the area over to the Palestinians.
Can't have a Second Coming without breaking a few covenants.


Don't know about TV coverage but I saw the woman's picture right there on the front page of the NYT online edition. Maybe NYT just isn't as liberal as GE owned NBC.

And any news source that uses "homicide bomber" is engaging in outright newsspeak. The term suicide bomber conveys information--the bomber blew up himself as a way to attack others. Homicide bomber is a newer term that conveys less information and puts a politically motivated spin on the report.

By Blogger Jambo, at 10:59 AM  

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