August 21, 2003

Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc

It seems wrong that a story like this shows up on the taskbar as "Yahoo! News - Hamas Abandons Truce After Israeli Strike"

And I was afraid that in the esclating cycle of violence Hamas might abandon the truce without an Israeli strike. Oh, never mind.

Posted by Charles Austin at August 21, 2003 04:21 PM

Charles it is really very simple. According to our unbiased press, a truce means that Hamas is allowed to carry out all of the suicide bombing it wants without any Israeli response. Thus, if the Israelis retaliate then that clearly is a violation the truce.

George Orwell explained it very well. This is pure newspeak.

Posted by: Richard Nieporent at 01:41 PM