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Talk About Media Bias! (And Talk About Robotic Snakes!)

By Daniel Treiman

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Listen to this ABC newsreader cheerily predicting that Israeli combat units “could eventually be destroyed.”

But don’t dash off that outraged press release just yet Camera! It was an innocent slip-up. The news reader meant to say “deployed,” not “destroyed,” and quickly corrected herself.

The segment was about a six-foot-long, remote-controlled robotic snake that the Israeli military has invented for reconnaissance, which the newsreader’s colleague pronounced “pretty cool.”


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Talk about hasbara, what do we hate? Sun. Jun 21, 2009

It was bad enough the treachery of the unseen lethal eye in the sky, the all hearing ear, no cell ohone conversation is private, now the jew shows his true colors, the jew is a snake. Is there a God in heaven? I don't think so. Just a Jew, sitting on the throne of condemnation. Lethal poison. Yeah, surely this kosher snake will spit poison. Oh, that there were a God!




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