Latest MediaShot: ‘Officials say’, ‘officials say’, ‘according to an official’

This latest MediaShot is an extended response to this criticism of our previous MediaShot ‘The false reality of news journalism’ – Reporting Palestine and the Mavi Marmara.

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3 thoughts on “Latest MediaShot: ‘Officials say’, ‘officials say’, ‘according to an official’

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  2. Ta for that email.Am I right in thinking those four divers were actually al aqsa brigade,opponents of Hamas and borderline proxies of Israel through Abbas and the PA?If it is the same incident I suspect they may have been sacraficed by Tel Aviv to try to distract from the flotilla hits and remind us of the ‘constant threat’.

  3. That’s what I’ve read alright.

    “al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, the armed wing of Fatah, told Al Jazeera the men were members of the group and were only conducting “training exercises”.”

    http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2010/06/2010675457624159.html

    Although, I think it’s a bit of a stretch to call them even borderline Israeli proxies.

    But the idea of a distraction probably isn’t too far from the truth, the attack suggests things are back to business as usual, a test of US relations perhaps. It certainly occurred to Hamas:

    ““The bloody escalation today is a desperate attempt by the occupation government to divert the world attention away from the massacre committed against the flotilla,” Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri told reporters in Gaza.”

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/africa-mideast/israeli-patrol-kills-4-militants-in-diving-gear-off-the-gaza-coast/article1594316/?cmpid=rss1

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