Thursday, January 12, 2006

Media Watch

A couple of items caught my eye today. First, AFP makes an interesting comment about Hamas:
Israel and the United States both regard Hamas, responsible for the majority of attacks during a five-year Palestinian uprising, as a terrorist organisation despite its embrace of the democratic process.
(Emphasis is mine). Excuse me? I have a suggestion for a new slogan for Hamas: "Stone the Vote".

Next, it's time for the Guardian to break out the sneer quotes in an article about Iran.
US and Europe threaten Tehran with sanctions

ยท Rice condemns 'defiance' as talks break down
The threats from the US and Europe are real, but the claim of defiance; maybe not so much.