I was watching ITN News last night.
And what a deliciously horrifying story on Gaza it presented.
We had tales of the Israeli soldiers deliberately killing innocent women and children, including a four year-old boy.
Just to highlight the cruelty and barbaririty of those evil Israeli soldiers, we were also shown some grafitti apparantly written by the Israeli troops, aimed at scaring the poor and oppressed Palestinians.
But somehow, it didn't ring true to me.
The grafitti was in English.
Now, if memory serves me right, don't the Israelis speak Hebrew, even though their charming government spokesman speaks impeccable English.
And won't the Palestinian peasants and children the Israelis are supposedly aiming to scare , speak Hebrew or Arabic too?
So if the graffitti was genuine , why would it be in English?
Perhaps the real intended audience for it was the gullible Western Media, and their audiences in Britain and the USA, who, of course, speak English and could easily read and understand the words written on the walls. So it wouldn't be the Israelis writing the messages, but Hamas!
Am I alone in thinking this?
Indeed, the gruesome tales of death were naturally denied by the Israeli government spokesman, who noted that as a totaliarian state, Hamas would order the peasants to give identical comments to the media about alleged killings. The grafitti was not mentioned at at all.
But how can we trust the media commentary when it appears so unquestioning of what Hamas says and does and what Palestinians are saying, never quizzing them, though interviewers always give the Israeli government spokesman a tough grilling?
It has now become a cliche to use the term Pallywood to describe how Hamas and others package events for the western media to lap up. Often their lies have been exopsed but that seems not to make the night time news. I guess a grovelling apology to the IDF and the Israeli government just might be too much for the BBC, ITN, Reuters and others.
In the meantime, as well as Powerline, we see how some media is not falling for Pallywood, most notably the Spectator, and here we see how pro-Palestinian journos distort their coverage helped by the use of Palestinian 'stringers'.
Indeed, how very prophetic was the Honest Reporting blog with its 2 week-old preductions that we should soon expect reports of a maccacre of innocents by Israeli forces!
It all makes me wonder if ITN and its viewers last night were served up yet another dose of Pallywood and how many more other fabricated tales have we been given?
And with the MSM falling for such lies, either by accident or design, no wonder the readers of Little Green Footballs have accorded the MSM an idiotarian award for their work, which no doubt applies to Gaza as it did to the US presidential election!