Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Humanizing armed groups in Syria

From Krim:  "I love it how Americans like to harp that they have a so called free press. I guess what they really mean is free to parrot their government's foreign policy orientation. I stumbled on this from Yahoo New's home page, it's a picture gallery by Reuters titled "Off duty rebels in Syria". It's basically a slideshow humanizing the anti-government fighters in Syria.
Like this one, showing a fighter sewing:
or this one showing a fighter smoking hookah:
Would the free and brave Western press ever give such a humanizing treatment to the Taliban? And look at the language used in the caption, calling them rebels in Syria and insurgents in Afghanistan."