Monday, May 08, 2006

"Israelis Foil Hamas Plot to Kill Palestinian President"

Who knew about this?
Cliff May wants to know: Why isn't this big news?

That's a good question. The Ranger said the same thing yesterday. My guess: If the Israeli government is willing to help the Palestinian President stay alive in the face of assassination, that shows integrity on their part and casts Hamas in a relatively bad light. That is something the press would not want to do. It's much better to cast the Palestinians as civilian "freedom fighters" and the Israelis as military oppressors.