Monday, July 09, 2007

Hello? Media? Hellooo......

Syria invaded Lebanon. Where's the 24/7 News coverage? Where's the blow by blow reporting?

From Michael J Totten's blog:

A few days ago Lebanese daily newspaper Al Mustaqbal quietly reported a limited Syrian invasion of Lebanon. (Via Naharnet.)Syrian troops on Thursday reportedly have penetrated three kilometers into Lebanese territories, taking up positions in the mountains near Yanta in east Lebanon's Bekaa Valley.

The daily Al Mustaqbal, citing sources who confirmed the cross-border penetration, did not say when the procedure in the Fahs Hill overlooking Deir al-Ashaer in the Rashaya province took place.

The sources said Syrian troops, backed by bulldozers, were fortifying positions "in more than one area" along the Lebanese border, erecting earth mounds and digging "hundreds" of trenches and individual bunkers. more

Syria has advised that all of its citizens leave Lebanon as there will be "an expected "eruption" in that country"

So why didn't this offensive move get the same level of coverage as Israel's defensive incursion?

I'm afraid the only answers I can come up with either laziness, boredom, or bias. And I'm leaning towards bias because if Israel had done the same thing the Media would have been on that story like white on rice.


Drop by Mr Totten's blog as he's currently on a self/reader funded trip to embed himself in an American unit in Iraq.