Carol Platt Liebau: Hezbollah's Handy Tours

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Hezbollah's Handy Tours

Here is a piece noting that, when CNN's Nic Robertson has been on Hezbollah tours in Lebanon, he has reported Hezbollah's assertions about civilian targetting without making it clear that he has had no way to verify Hezbollah's claims -- or even noting that all the reporting is being done under Hezbollah control.

In the wake of admissions from other CNN personnel about reporting on Saddam's atrocities, this is unfortunate -- especially for the honorable and hard-working journalists and leaders who have been part of the network over its history.


Blogger Greg said...

Please forgive the plug, but I blogged about this last Thursday:

If you happen to check out the link, please forgive the tone. I'm still trying to find my voice as a blogger.

By the way, how do I make the above actually work like a link in these comments?

8:39 AM  
Blogger JillMartin said...

I hear alot more assertions by Israel officials and military personel. Both sides are outraged and must defend themselves from acts of violence. Both are even mentioning old wars and old hatreds.

I can't help but wonder if this will be Bush's legacy with Iraq and Afghanistan. Each side calling the other evil animals.

8:56 AM  
Blogger Greg said...


Perhaps I'm missing something. But what, exactly, does your post have to do with CNN admitting that they are mouth pieces for tyrants and terrorists?

10:15 AM  
Blogger JillMartin said...


If you don't understand my posts, ignore them, thanks.

10:38 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

Gladly Jill.

It's official. CoPioneer is the man! He taught me how to put links in my comments.

Thanks CoPioneer!

Here's what I was trying to link to above.

12:54 PM  
Blogger JillMartin said...


And why should we only listen to Iraeli propaganda? Not much more than a year ago, Bush was cheering Lebanon's new democracy.

1:11 PM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...

Who would've thought at the time that Hezbollah would gain access to their government? Leave it to you to run with the 20/20 hindsight strategy.

And we should put more stock in Israeli proganda because, unlike Hezbollah, they don't target civilians and they don't profess a desire to wipe out Lebanese, Iranians, Palestinians or anyone else for that matter beyond murderers like Hezbollah and Hamas. Good enough for ya?

1:58 PM  
Blogger The Flomblog said...

I heard a greatg comparison in one of the news channels.

If tomorrow if Hezbollah was disarmed, There's be peace. If tomorrow the Israelis were disarmed, they would be annihilated by Hezbolah. Israel is an open society with a very active left wing.

I think the Israeli side is more dependable.

6:34 PM  
Blogger eLarson said...

Bush was cheering Lebanon's new democracy.

And he was right to do so. Lebanon's Democratically elected government could use a hand in kicking Hezb-Allah to the curb. I wouldn't be adverse to offering them that kind of help.

7:54 PM  
Blogger Dittohead said...

Who could ever have imagined Maliki who in the Iraqi Dawa party, helped create the Lebanese Hezbollah and now is PM of Iraq and we pay for and our troops die to protect him.

The republican president is clearly a moron.

8:38 PM  

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