Monday, January 23, 2006

Moral Equivalence at its worst.

In its current edition, German opinion-leading weekly newsmagazine Der Spiegel illustrates an article about Steven Spielberg's movie "Munich" with two pictures: Above we see the victims of a Palestinian suicide bombing in Israel. The caption says: Attack in the Israeli town of Beer Sheva: "Evil, as it exists." The below photograph shows Palestinians carrying the corpse of Hamas leader Abdel Aziz Rantisi, killed in an Israeli missile strike. That caption says: Funeral service in Gaza City after Israeli attack: violence breeds violence. The German word "Anschlag," used in both captions, implies a terrorist attack in both cases - making the magazine's (tasteless) message crystal-clear. (Klick on image to expand.)


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