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January 6, 2009

On the Right Side: Hamas gets preferential treatment

Here we go again. Israel takes the actions necessary to protect its citizens and remove a menace that is intent on exterminating Jews and wiping Israel off the map.

Guess who's being held at fault?

The propaganda machine of Hamas is proving once again its ability to sway public opinion and sympathy its way.

If you still have a Dec. 29 copy of The Daily Star, take a look at the very dramatic AP picture on Page 1. Tell me it's not posed. I can hear the photographer setting up the scene.

"OK, now, let me get down on the ground so the picture will be looking up at you. Much more effective. Now I want you to look off into the distance and look heroic. That's it, good. Now, I want you pointing off into the distance. No, it doesn't matter what you are pointing at, just point. One last thing. Move over here so that the smoke and dust are much heavier. Good, now hold it."

Click, click, click.

Another picture, among many, created for maximum impact. This one comes from the Dec. 31 online copy of the New York Times, the main propaganda arm of Hamas, Hezbollah, Iran, Syria, and any other "hate America" group.

This one shows a solitary man, hunched over and attempting to plant a shredded Hamas flag on top of the rubble of a supposed mosque hit by an Israeli bomb.

I can imagine that picture being set up. The photographer says, "OK, I want you off in the distance, appearing hunched over and exhausted. Wait, does someone have a Hamas flag we can use? Not that one, it's too new. Tear it up first. Now take the flag and move over there so I can get the top part of the destroyed 'mosque' in the picture. That's it, good. Now hold still."

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