Levantine Lament and Lessons
EU Referendum: reports on a clinical analysis of an important series of events, where the blogosphere took on the MSM and challenged its partisan and mendacious reporting of the Lebanese War in the summer of 2006.
It is interesting that, of the blogs mentioned, most were American. This was the only significant British blog that took up the issue, which was largely (with some honourable exceptions) ignored by other UK-based political blogs. If that is a reflection of something, I am not sure quite what. Perhaps, others can explain the narrowness of vision that seems to pervade our blogosphere.
I think there are two points, firstly with Richard's excellent work there was little for us other Brits to add. Though when I did point out a couple of staged photos it was roundly ignored - was that because they were posed to raise sympathy for Israeli victims?
And secondly unlike the United States, and maybe it is wrong of us, most of us don't really give a damn about Israel and the squabbling children of Abraham. A pox on all their houses would be the general view. Sorry, I know we should care, but our plate's full as it is.