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Sunday, July 09, 2006

AP's bias of the day

The article says:
The Palestinians on Sunday blamed Israel, saying it fired the missile at the house. Israeli military officials, citing intelligence, said a Palestinian anti-tank missile inadvertently hit the house, located on the outskirts of Gaza City near the front lines.

The headline says:
Palestinians blame Israel for missile hit

Even though it would be exactly as accurate to say
Israel blames Palestinians for missile hit
and it would be even more accurate to say
Palestinian Arab anti-tank missile kills three Gazans
along with some background information about the sheer number of anti-tank missiles smuggled into Gaza over the past year.

But that would require the AP to actually seek truth rather than even-handedness and fitting the facts into their pre-written script.