. . . Tuesday January 6, 2009

Our Bombs Are Friendlier

Hey, remember all those news images we saw of children and women killed or injured and in the hospital during the initial phases of shock and awe?

Yeah, me neither.

Is it a fair way to cover war? Maybe it is. It’s certainly the way we cover Israel. But it’s not the way we cover it when we’re doing the bombing. Somehow a battle (and we won’t even get into who started that battle and whose tactics really lead to the civilian toll) that has resulted in a few hundred deaths looks a whole lot more brutal and bloody on TV than the one that led to a few hundred thousand deaths (minimum). Worth considering.

Concentration is important!