Along with his media buddies..
PM Siniora who in previous posts here and all around the blogosphere has been caught waving around absurd casualty figures which are trumpeted on Live TV, & media reports across the world – has been badly nailed today, again.
40 to 1 Ratio:
Putting the entire Lebanese casualty figure number in doubt.
This morning stories were screaming of a new 'massacre', 40 KILLED IN AN IDF VILLAGE STRIKE, propaganda flowing like feces from the mouth of Lebanon's embattled PM as he actually WEPT on TV. Woops, get the BIG story screaming in the headlines, do the propaganda damage, the willing media licks it up, blairs the headlines, and then for 5 minutes when it is shown to be Hezbollah fed lies, put up a retraction (CNN). This is becoming a broken record. The media is being used & abused and like most victims is loving every minute of it, coming back for more.
BBC Led with the story today, blaring the headlines, is it any wonder the retraction is typical of their unwillingness to call a spade a spade, and shows for instance pictures of poor Lebanese in Tyre which is TOTALLY unrelated? With plenty of talk re Lebanese hardships included, this becomes yet another sap sympathy play.
Hello? Should this retraction and article not have focused on the growing trend for Lebanese figures now to be totally unreliable, in the media I've seen 1100 +, down to 700, up to 900, back down to 452, all the while no mention of how many Hezbollah terrorists have their big toes tagged in there!? Perhaps a little ACTUAL reporting from the BBC for a change as opposed to the terrorist love fest going down at the outfit?
Lebanon PM revises air raid toll
Lebanon's prime minister has said only one person was killed in an Israeli air strike that earlier he said had killed more than 40 civilians [...]
This story, accompanied by a BBC picture of a Lebanese woman & child with the caption: Many of those stranded in Tyre are poor and elderly. That's what you call 'revising' a death toll? A 40 to 1 mistake, how's about 'Lebanese PM inflates death tolls 40 times over and we cheered him on! you insufferable British media terrorist lovers? You are starting to look like buffoons to even the most untrained eye.
Hat Tip Memeorandum
Update: Elder of Ziyon shares the skepticism, too kind Elder too kind to PM Siniora imho. He's off to the races, he also claimed 900 dead three days ago to Muslim Foreign Ministers, whipping up the outrage.
Update II: Am I being too hard on Fuad Siniora?
I've been following Lebanese events from well before the war broke, you decide..
On the Lebanese front, stretching over three months where sadly the writing was on the wall.
Lebanon about to explode all over again – I wrote about it in detail on April 24th, Lebanese laughed at me.
Two strikes and they are out – Posting that the Iranian escalation was just starting on May 29th.
Sheba Farms irrelevant to Hezbollah disarming in Lebanon – Here's one on Lebanon PM Siniora and his intransigence April 24th. (Edit, cut paste error, May 12)
Hezbollah: Terrorist, and proud – April 27th