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Misleading Media

How is this for a misleading headline and introduction from The Age:

Lebanese boy, Israeli soldier killed
A Lebanese boy was killed early today in an explosion in a village near the border with Israel, hours after an Israeli soldier was killed in a cross-border shooting.

The implication is clear: Israel killed the Lebanese boy. The truth is, however, buried in the article.

In today’s violence, Lebanese security officials and residents of the southern Lebanese border village of Houla said Ali Yassin, 4, was killed and his twin brother wounded in the explosion.

It was not known whether the explosion was a falling anti-aircraft shell fired from Lebanon or a projectile aimed at Israel that fell short, the Lebanese officials said.

Why am I not surprised? 

Update: And why am I not surprised by this: Al-Crapeeza go one step further in implying Israel killed the boy.

The missile hit the home of Kamil Yasin in the southern town of Hula early on Tuesday, killing the owner’s grandchild, said security sources.

The dead boy’s eight-year-old brother was also injured.

The origin of the projectile is still unclear. But witnesses said an Israeli warplane was seen hovering over the border area after it struck.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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