I got the following from a forum. Guys, this is how colonialism & slavery is done now : with heavy support from the mass media.
We need more investigative journalists (like Greg Palast etc). And, of course, citizen journalists – eg: bloggers.
Let us all speak out against this new oppression & injustice. Let us hear & say it : Israel is the terrorist.
Rule # 1: It is always the Arabs that attack first, and it’s always Israel that defends itself.
This is called “Retaliation” .
Rule # 2: The Arabs, whether Palestinians or Lebanese, are not allowed to kill Israelis, either soldiers or civilians. This is called “Terrorism“.
Rule # 3: Israel has the right to kill Arab civilians.
This is called “Self-Defense“. If the dead Arabs are by the hundreds, “Collateral Damage“.
Rule # 4: When Israel kills too many civilians, the Western world calls for restraint.
This is called the “Reaction of the International Community“.
Rule # 5: Palestinians and Lebanese do not have the right to capture Israeli military, not even a limited number, not even 1.
This is called “Kidnapping” .
Rule # 6: Israel has the right to capture as many Palestinians as they want. (Palestinians: around 10000 to date, 300 of which are children; Lebanese: 1000 to date, being held without trial.) There is no limit; there is no need for proof of guilt or trial.
This is called “War on Terrorism“.
Rule # 7: When you say “Hezbollah”, always be sure to add “supported by Syria and Iran”.
This is called “Axis of Evil“.
Rule # 8: When you say “Israel “, never say “supported by the USA, the UK and other European countries”, for people (God forbid) might believe this is not an equal conflict.
This is called “Helping our Friends“.
Rule # 9: When it comes to Israel, don’t mention the words “occupied territories”, “UN resolutions” or “Geneva conventions”.
This could distress the audience and is called “Anti-Semitism“.
Rule # 10: Israelis speak better English than Arabs. This is why you let them speak out as much as possible, so that they can explain Rules 1 through 9.
This is called “Fair and Balanced“.