Little Green Footballs and The Reuters Beirut Pictures

As the saying goes : Even a broken clock tells the correct time twice a day ...Little Green Footballs is a political blog that often has an Islamophobic tone. It often gets anonymous tips of important news.It broke the word on Dan Rather's flop with G. W. Bush's army service letter.It also broke the news on photoshopped pictures from Beirut freelance photographer Adnan Hajj. See the CBC coverage as well. In an article in the Washington Post, Ibrahim Hooper, spokesman for the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) is quoted as saying:

Not everyone, though, is a fan. Ibrahim Hooper, spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a civil rights organization often vilified on Johnson's blog, calls Little Green Footballs "a vicious, anti-Muslim hate site . . . that has unfortunately become popular."The irony, Hooper says, is that if the same kind of "hatred" that appears on LGF appeared on Muslim sites, it soon would be used by LGF's fans to justify their worldview.Like many politically themed blogs, Little Green Footballs doesn't always traffic in subtlety and nuance. Dissenting points of view often are dismissed as "idiotarian" or "LLL" (for "loony liberal left"), and Islam is mockingly referred to as "RoP," meaning "religion of peace."Hooper says the Reuters incident is unfortunate in itself, but says such sites as Little Green Footballs use such lapses "as a club against the entire mainstream media. Their line is basically that if one freelance photographer alters a photo, then everything Israel does must be justified. Or if one of the sentences that Dan Rather once uttered wasn't correct, then the media is corrupt and Dan Rather's whole career is rotten to the core."The FBI, according to Hooper, recently investigated several threats of physical harm against Muslims posted by Little Green Footballs readers.

So, Little Green Footballs was right in this instance. This does not justify the ongoing Muslim bashing though ...  

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I disagree

Little Green Footballs might have correct in this instance, but I find myself agreeing with this paragraph:

>> Hooper says the Reuters incident is unfortunate in itself, but
>> says such sites as Little Green Footballs use such lapses "as a
>> club against the entire mainstream media. Their line is
>> basically that if one freelance photographer alters a photo,
>> then everything Israel does must be justified. Or if one of the
>> sentences that Dan Rather once uttered wasn't correct, then the
>> media is corrupt and Dan Rather's whole career is rotten to the
>> core."

LGFs does that and many other Blogs that are generally neo-connish in nature or just pro-Israel.

Heck, that's what Israel, as state government, has been doing for years.