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Sunday, August 20, 2006
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For those of you who haven't seen it yet, there's an excellent essay on the propaganda war entitled "Photojournalism in Crisis", by David D. Perlmutter, at Editor & Publisher Magazine, dated August 17, 2006, here: http://tinyurl.com/gvv6v
Posted by: Vitruvius | 2006-08-20 5:00:11 PM
It is good to see that this bit of wisdom comes from the communists who clearly have a track-record of supporting freedom and democracy. I am sure their leaders are university professors with labour unions making up the rank and file.
Posted by: Alain | 2006-08-20 6:25:04 PM
Darcey, I was beginning to worry. You see, I know people who think that Israel's military response was unreasonable, and I was worried I might have to present, you know, ARGUMENTS with REASONS to show them why they are wrong, and that's hard work! But thanks to you I can now show these people that the Communists think it was wrong, so that MUST mean that it was right. If that does not work, I'll then show them the video of the woman with the Hezbollah flag at the protest. I mean, the fact that one person wore the Hezbollah flag makes it obvious that all who oppose Israel's actions MUST be supporters of Hezbollah too.
So now that I can prove beyond doubt that all those who opposed military action are just Hezbollah Communist types, it will be easy to win any arguments. Thanks Darcey!!!
Posted by: Mark Logan | 2006-08-20 6:58:36 PM
Israel is attacked by a group dedicated -- volubly -- to destroying them; Israel's response is called "Israeli aggression."
Why the brain-death, Logan?
Hint: that's what you call a rhetorical question.
Posted by: EBD | 2006-08-20 7:04:50 PM
Mark Logan, I think Israel's military response was unreasonable.
I think Israel shood have used a Brigade to pin down Hizb'allah and 2 Armoured Divisions to invade Syria. Checkmate.
Posted by: Speller | 2006-08-20 7:10:47 PM
Look closer at the photo folks. The individual pictured in the background is none other than "Green Helmet". I think Darcey's point is that the Communist Party is using, now proven, Hezbollah propaganda to further it's aims here in canada.
That pamphlet was handed out at last weekend's "support Hezbollah" protests. Long after "Green Helmet" and the propaganda machine had been exposed.
Chew on it for a few minutes...
Posted by: Richard Evans | 2006-08-20 8:01:35 PM
Ow. Good eye, Richard.
Posted by: EBD | 2006-08-20 9:41:52 PM
"I think Darcey's point is that the Communist Party is using, now proven, Hezbollah propaganda to further it's aims here in canada."
Anything other than absolute truth is propaganda. Communists, NDP'ers, CPC'ers, Republicans, and Democrats all engage in propaganda in order to sway votes in "democracies" in order to get elected to power.
Propaganda even includes ad hominem logical fallacies as we can see even Kevin Libin engaging in on this blog recently.
Posted by: Ian Scott | 2006-08-20 9:50:37 PM
Ah, the old imperfection of humanity .. therefore everybody is equally bad argument.
Any other brilliant insights?
Posted by: Set you free | 2006-08-20 10:28:13 PM
Looks to me like “White Tee-Shirt.''
Am I correct?
Posted by: Set you free | 2006-08-20 10:32:46 PM
"Any other brilliant insights?"
Nope. Truth is. Propaganda is what it is. Regardless of who or what is doing the propagandizing. Fools believe anyone's propaganda.
Posted by: Ian Scott | 2006-08-20 10:37:04 PM
Good job you're not a fool.
Posted by: Set you free | 2006-08-20 10:44:45 PM
"Good job you're not a fool."
Fools are those who choose to believe something because they want to. Because it fits their world view.
Fools align themselves with political parties or political ends and fools excuse destruction of individuals because that destruction, at that time, is one of those... the "means" is good enough for the "ends"
Posted by: Ian Scott | 2006-08-20 11:08:10 PM
Would that be like you believing the Celts never slaved anyone, Ian?
Posted by: Speller | 2006-08-20 11:59:18 PM
"Would that be like you believing the Celts never slaved anyone, Ian?"
No, I have no such belief that they never enslaved anyone.
Posted by: Ian Scott | 2006-08-21 12:49:06 AM
I agree with Richard Evans in re Green Helmet Guy. That's why I posted the link to the Perlmutter essay at Editor & Publisher Magazine as the first comment in this thread. For those of you who missed it in your initial rush to judgement, it's here: http://tinyurl.com/gvv6v
Posted by: Vitruvius | 2006-08-21 4:40:57 AM
"Propaganda is what it is"
Hmm, that depends on what "is" is, no?
And, war is war.
And peace is the cessation of war.
Peace activists should feel their jollies whenever war cesses, as that is really the only time they can tell it actually exists.
Posted by: Lady | 2006-08-21 7:10:16 PM
Wars will never cease as long as Muzzies are around.
Posted by: Set you free | 2006-08-21 8:21:23 PM
Like chicken man, "he's everywhere! he's everywhere!," there's Green Helmet wherever the photogs want him to be.
Nice one, Communist Party of Canada. You mean you haven't been reading the blogs which out Green Helmet as a plant by the Hezbollah propagandists?
'Talk about being behind the 8-ball. On more than one front you guys really are out of touch. Get a life.
Posted by: 'been around the block | 2006-08-21 9:56:22 PM
I still insist that's a picture of “White Tee-Shirt.''
Bring out your magnifiers.
Posted by: Set you free | 2006-08-21 10:06:10 PM
"Nice one, Communist Party of Canada. You mean you haven't been reading the blogs which out Green Helmet as a plant by the Hezbollah propagandists?"
The leaders of the CPC probably spend about as much time reading right-wing blogs as you spend reading far left blogs.
Everyone involved in an armed conflict tries to influence or control what gets reported and what pictures are taken - they want what gets out to reflect their position. The US army does this in spades. So, on a smaller scale, does the Canadian army. It may be unsavory but it's part of contemporary warfare on all sides.
Posted by: backagain | 2006-08-23 11:12:49 AM
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