Thursday, November 22, 2012
Rockets Don’t Hurt Anyone, Rocks Don’t Hurt Anyone
by Daniel Greenfield
For decades, the media insisted that rock throwing didn’t hurt anyone and didn’t justify an armed response. Israeli soldiers and civilians were expected to endure it without fighting back.
Reporters staged scenes of children paid to throw rocks for photographs that distorted the reality of what rock throwing assaults are like.
This is what a rock throwing assault really looks like.
Now the media is insisting that rockets don’t really hurt anyone, as MSNBC’s Mara Schiavocampo claimed.
This is what it’s like to be living under a modern day version of the London Blitz. And that is a territory that now encompasses two major cities, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, cities with a combined population of well over a million.
The reality of the situation in Israel cannot and will not be conveyed by the mainstream news media. Rocks kill and rockets kill. So does an atmosphere of constant terror, which is the goal of the terrorists and their media enablers. The terrorists are not helpless because they don’t yet own their own attack helicopters or warplanes. Their goal is to kill as many people with those weapons they get hold of. There is no restraint on the other side, only a cult of death.
Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.
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