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Thread #129840   Message #2958548
Posted By: John on the Sunset Coast
05-Aug-10 - 12:48 AM
Thread Name: BS: New Israeli atrocity: attack on Gaza aid
Subject: RE: BS: New Israeli atrocity: attack on Gaza aid
I think it is quite understandable that the border guards thought the Israeli soldier were in Lebanese territory. I did looking at the video.
   [You saw what you wanted to see]

I was suggesting to you that the ultimate problem was in the placement of the fence.
   [Funny, all the other times Israel cut down trees along the fence there was no problem]

You are obviously Pro Israel your self

and hypersensitive about criticism of it
   [No, I am sensitive to hyper-criticism of Israel]

otherwise you would see that the NYT is pro Israel. Think about where the paper is located. It's market is very likely the most Pro Israel city in the US, by population.

   [Jack, I'd be a bit careful with this statement. You're getting close to the 'border' here.]

Do you think they do not reflect the views of their readers?

   [Yes, I think many papers do not necessarily reflect the views of their readers. Today in California, a judge overturned Prop. 8. which had passed by a 56% or 58% margin at the ballot box. Every major California newspaper--including the LA Times--editorialized for that law being overturned. Please note, my reference to Prop. 8 is not a criticism of the newspapers; it is the most current example of newspapers bucking their readership.]