Saturday, August 26, 2006

And Even More Fakery

Here is an analysis of the Red Cross Ambulance Incident (found via Oraculations). From this article it is quite clear to me that the alleged attack was a complete fake. At this point I trust nothing reported from the MSM regarding Lebanon.

The only thing I find curious is why the Israelis are not running a more active counter-propaganda campaign. I realize that they probably have trouble getting the MSM to cover anything from their side and are a little busy at the moment, but it doesn't take much cooperation or effort to release information debunking most of the propaganda from Hezbollah. Maybe they are trying to take the high road, but at some point you need to slap the fleas down before they drive you crazy.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Money is Money, Dumb is Dumb

The stupidity in this story is breathtakingly; "Woman admits stealing $2.3M to play lottery". If this is not definitive proof that state-sponsored looteries are a tax on those who are bad with math then nothing is. One wonders how much they cost states in other areas such as increased crime and lost economic growth. Personally I wouldn't mind at all if they were all banned again.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Hezbollah, Pallyworld and the MSM; Fakery All

Evidence continues to mount of the propaganda war being waged by Hezbollah and the Palestinians against Israel. The Mainstream Media (MSM) continues to play along, if not actually aid and abet this deception.

As background evidence, check out this "“Pallyworld"” video: Quite a documentary.

The second exhibit is the Qana "“bombing"”. The EU referendum is a good place to begin the basic analysis; start at the bottom and work up. Here is addition information on "Mr. Green Helmut" via the Dread Pundent Bluto.

The latest evidence is the doctored photo of Beruit from Reuters, and their admission of complacency, if not guilt. Check out Little Green Footballs for the detailed analysis. Furthermore, take a look at "“original"” photo according to Reuters.

It clearly is still "“photoshopped"”. Observe the patterns in the smoke (circled) of smudged buildings that appear to be larger than and overlay the real buildings in the scene. In the 8:11pm update Saturday LGM notes a possible source for the real original. Add to that smoke copied from some other source with the buildings from that source still there and you get this.

For more evidence, here are other doctored photographs at The Jawa Report and the unluckest woman in Lebanon at Drinking from Home.

The bottom line is you cannot trust what you see from the media. If it sounds too good, or too bad, it probably is.