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NBC News (Nasrallah Broadcasting Company) does it again!

Reader comment on item: Strange Logic in the Lebanon War

Submitted by DrRJP (United States), Aug 19, 2006 at 19:39

Al-Jazeera has less slanted coverage of the Hezbollah-Israel conflict than does NBC. I thought CNN was the most anti-Israel network. NBC wins, hands down.

Tonight on NBC Nightly News, they presented a whole piece on the "enormous oil spill in the sea caused by Israel," and the "environmental disaster that is 10 times worse than the Exxon-Valdez accident." Say, what? Apparently, NBC lifted this story, dated July 27, straight from a Beirut blog called indymedia.beirut.org and embellished it.

Here's the source: Lebanon: Spill of 10,000 tons of fuel oil into the Mediterranean Sea from Indymedia Beirut - 27.07.2006 02:41 "At least 10,000 tons of heavy fuel oil have been spilled into the Lebanese sea, causing an environmental catastrophe with severe effects on health, biodiversity and tourism, environmentalists and the Environment Ministry said Wednesday. 15,000 tons are expected to leak into the Mediterranean from another tank that is still burning.

Two weeks ago, Israeli bombs targeted the Jiyye power station, located on the coast 30 kilometers south of Beirut. Part of the oil in storage tanks has been burning ever since and the other part is leaking into the Mediterranean." Ahem! The video in the news story clearly showed CRUDE OIL Floating in the water and coating beaches and wildlife. FUEL OIL is a burnable fluid like kerosene, jet fuel, and diesel. When it hits water, it EVAPORATES! Does NBC think that the American public is THAT STUPID?? Wait a minute....judging from the opinions of 1/3 of the American public towards the Hezbollah-Israeli war, THEY ARE THAT STUPID!


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