With Friends Like These Dept.

How do you condition a populace like the United States for war without end?

Example one, courtesy Agence France-Press …

JERUSALEM — Israel has told its diplomats in the United States, Europe and elsewhere to encourage their host nations to support the regime of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, daily Haaretz reported Monday.
The newspaper said Israel’s foreign ministry told its diplomats to stress that it is in “the interest of the West” and of “the entire Middle East to maintain the stability of the regime in Egypt.”
“We must therefore curb public criticism against President Hosni Mubarak,” the message sent at the end of last week said, according to Haaretz.
The newspaper said the message was sent to Israeli diplomats in at least a dozen embassies in the United States, Canada, China, Russia and several European countries.

Example two, courtesy Fox News Network via Wonkette

I think I’m going to lie down for a while …

Author: Stephen LaRose

2006 winner of the Canadian Association of University Teachers's Award of Excellence in Journalism for a bunch of prairie dog stuff. Invited into the best homes in Regina. Once.

One thought on “With Friends Like These Dept.”

  1. Wait a minute… Is Fox flagrantly using misinformation for deceitful and hateful practices? Did this get carried in Canada?

    If so, and if someone saw it, they should put in a complaint to the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council about this. (See the McVety article earlier in the day for a CBSC ruling.) It may not be much, but it’s a start.

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