Saturday, July 16, 2005

Double Standard Time

Today, the Washington Post declared that the five month long truce between Israelis and Palestinians had come to an end:
The Israeli military killed seven members of Hamas on Friday in rocket strikes that renewed Israel's policy of assassinating militant Palestinian leaders and effectively marked the end of a five-month truce.
Only when Israel responds to terrorist attacks does the mainstream media care. The Washington Post, as well as most other media outlets were content to further the fantasy of a ceasefire despite the numerous attacks on Israeli civilians during the past five months. Indiscriminate attacks on civilians are okay, but protecting your population by responding with targeted attacks on terrorists crosses the line.

No, it isn't just the Washington Post. Meryl Yourish skewers another favorite, the AP, over at The Jewish View.