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Sunday, July 29, 2007

Media bias, California style

In a puff piece about surfers on Gaza's beaches, the Los Angeles Times comes up with this gem:
If surfing is a quest for freedom, nowhere is such a pursuit more relevant than in Gaza, an overcrowded, poverty-stricken strip of land on the Mediterranean controlled by Hamas and cut off from the rest of the world by Israel.
The last time I checked, Gaza has a border with Egypt, which is not cut off by Israel. The Egyptians won't let the 'Palestinians' into or out of their country either. In fact, it is Israel that is arranging for those who are stranded in Egypt to return to Gaza, to the dismay of the 'Palestinians' since Israel is not allowing those who would bring suitcases of cash for the Hamas government with them to enter Gaza.

In any event, it is not Israel that is cutting Gaza off from the rest of the world. It is also Egypt.

Hat Tip: Soccer Dad


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