Thursday, 27 April 2006

The Self-Fisking of Robert (again)

K.Bowman over at a comment on Tim Blair's blog gives what is exactly a distillation of Robert Fisk's latest pronunciamento on the Mass Media. I will quote it in full :
Look, Look, Look, Look. Fisk’s points are all very simple. Zarqawi is just a figurehead whom we just are encouraged to loathe, who, at the end of the day, is not a person whom we need to worry about. Although he is a problem for all of us (Fisk, too). The West bestializes Zarqawi, although he is genuinely a bad guy (no doubt about it). It is wrong for us to paint the Middle East as a fight between good and evil, although Bin Laden and Zarqawi are monstrous. We created Zarqawi, although he created himself, and we helped, although he used to exist as a fantasy figure created by American propaganda. The media perpetuates these myths every time it blames Zarqawi, although he is to blame, and it would be absolutely wrong for reporters to ignore the things he is to blame for. Zarqawi’s existence supports American propaganda, but his continued existence is also a severe blow to American credibility.
Now go and see the transcript and see if he's not right.

Then go over to Harry's Place to see what else he's been up to recently.

Here's a hint :

The article is available at The Independent, though the copyright for that cover design must surely belong to the Nazis : they used it often enough. A quote:
The two men have caused one of the most extraordinary political storms over the Middle East in recent American history by stating what to many non-Americans is obvious: that the US has been willing to set aside its own security and that of many of its allies in order to advance the interests of Israel, that Israel is a liability in the "war on terror", that the biggest Israeli lobby group, Aipac (the American Israel Public Affairs Committee), is in fact the agent of a foreign government and has a stranglehold on Congress - so much so that US policy towards Israel is not debated there - and that the lobby monitors and condemns academics who are critical of Israel.
Well yes, it's obvious to some outside the US that the Jews control the USA. And the World Bank, and the UN, and caused the French Revolution.... along with the Rotarians and Lions Club.

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