Posted by Curt on 12 August, 2006 at 9:58 am. Be the first to comment!

Is anyone surprised that the AP has come out in defense of Green Helmet guy and his propaganda?

TYRE, Lebanon – After hours of digging in the blistering heat, Salam Daher emerged from the wreckage with the body of a 9-month-old baby, a blue pacifier still pinned to its nightshirt.

He held the infant up and, click, an Associated Press photographer snapped another picture of Daher, in his trademark green helmet, displaying a civilian victim of Israeli bombs for the world to see.

Daher, a member of the civil defense for 20 years, has been photographed with bodies of the dead in two wars now — first in 1996 and most recently with the baby on July 30 __ both times after Israeli attacks in the village of Qana six miles southeast of the city.

For that reason, some Web sites have labeled him the “Green Helmet,” and accused him of being a member of the Hezbollah guerrilla group, and of showing off bodies as propaganda.

“But that isn’t true,” he told The Associated Press. He is not affiliated with any party, he said. “I am just a civil defense worker. I have done this job all my life.”

Oh come on, there is just way too much proof that these photo’s have been staged. For a video that will highlight just a few of them check this out.

After viewing that video take a look at this line from the article:

Bloggers have accused rescue workers and volunteers of showing off victims for the media. The Lebanese make no apologies for wanting the world to see the civilian suffering in the Israeli onslaught aimed at uprooting Hezbollah.

You mean to tell me that taking kids long dead from the morgue and placing them into a collapsed building then staging scenes of running and yelling is akin to showing the world that Israel kills civilians?

He puts his life on the line whenever he answers a call, with defense teams often unable to reach bombardment sites because of continued Israeli strikes.

Sure thing. It’s very dangerous resetting scenes, pulling out bodies from ambulances to display for camera’s and doing a very poor job of acting…..dangerous indeed.

This is a typical one-sided article that follows no journalistic standards.

In other words, typical MSM writing.


Richard at EU Referendum has decided to fight back:

What we have decided to do, therefore, is respond with a comprehensive post, pulling together all the evidence of the “staging” at Qana which is, at present, scattered throughout this blog. We will update it, reorganise it and present it as the definitive work (to date). We have, meantime, reserved the site Green and, when the work has taken shape, we will migrate the post there, to let it stand as testimony to the title of this post, “The Corruption of the Media”.

Alongside this, though, we have spoken to sympathetic Members of Parliament on this side of the pond and are exploring the possibility, in the new Parliamentary session, of a Select Committee inquiry on the way the media have been corrupted, using the Qana incident as a case study, but bringing in the other well-documented evidence of media fraud. We ask our cousins across the Atlantic to do likewise, in the hope that we could perhaps mount a parallel Congressional Committe of Inquiry, examining in depth how the process of newsgathering has become corrupted.

Clearly, if the likes of Associated Press cannot even recognise how corrupt it has become, then there is little hope of internal procedures and inquiries making any improvements. It has come to the stage where external agencies must take a hand.

And is updating as the day progresses. He has done some very important work since Charles at LGF broke this story, well worth reading his post.

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