April 06, 2008

Singling out?

Which serial human rights abuser is singled out in the western media, asks Uri Avnery in AMIN:
"Hey! Take your hands off me! Not you! You!!!" - the voice of a young woman in the darkened cinema, an old joke.

"Hey! Take your hands off Tibet!" the international chorus is crying out, "But not from Chechnya! Not from the Basque homeland! And certainly not from Palestine!" And that is not a joke.
Well it's not an old joke anyway but the legions of hasbara parrots in our media are a bit of a joke, a sick joke, a joke in appalling taste, but a joke nevertheless.

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