Thursday, August 24, 2006

Why Blogs Are Becoming The Next Great Media

Blogs have been long referred to as "The Media Watchdog," however, if things continue the way that they have been, blogs may in fact BECOME the media.

For example, take the recently debunked claims that Israel bombed an ambulance in Beirut during the 34 day Israel-Hezbollah War. In fact, the event appears to have been completely faked by Hezbollah in a massive non-combat propaganda campaign, and it worked! The mainstream media bought it like a sucker on the used car lot.

Bloggers were able to debunk this Hezbollah lie with the massive database of information available on the internet, including information provided by the media themselves. Taken one at a time, the news paints the exact same picture. The ambulance was bombed, the man was injured, and so on and so on. However, when you look at all of the information at the same time, a very different picture is painted.

Go over to Zombie Time and read the whole debunking.

On the night of July 23, 2006, an Israeli aircraft intentionally fired missiles at and struck two Lebanese Red Cross ambulances performing rescue operations, causing huge explosions that injured everyone inside the vehicles. Or so says the global media, including Time magazine, the BBC, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and thousands of other outlets around the world. If true, the incident would have been an egregious and indefensible violation of the Geneva Convention, and would constitute a war crime committed by the state of Israel.

But there's one problem: It never happened.
- Zombie Time

Additional coverage: Malkin