Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Circling Vultures and Ariel Sharon

A few days ago, I wrote a piece concerning the media's new love affair with Ariel Sharon. In that post I jestingly wrote that Reuters in particular has learned the secret of intercepting Heaven-bound prayers. Today I would like to show the darkside of Reuters. Apparently I didn't pay enough attention to the content of their gallery entitled "Prayers for Israeli PM Ariel Sharon". I decided to take a second look at the photos that were included in the gallery, and I found one photo in particular very disturbing. Apparently not only is Reuters trying to elevate Sharon from evil overlord to an earthly saint, but they are already burying him as well. (see below) Please tell me why an unrelated photo of a grave has anything to do with the recovery of the prime minister? I understand the reasoning behind including pictures of individuals davening at the kotel, because although it's a stretch to make the assumption that they are praying for Sharon at that moment, it's at least fathomable that they may be doing such. When they included a picture of a gravesite, it is almost as though they are trying to paint his death prior to his passing to further their deification propaganda. I swear when I look at that picture I can hear people weeping and violins playing in the background for an added affect. The media are nothing less than vultures, as they are no doubt already salivating at the thought of the "death" headlines. Afterall, who needs a good miracle recovery when getting to print that pre-written obituary "special edition" will sell so many more papers. Anyway, may Sharon recover speedily to the disappointment of the vultures, and may the only headline we see be one in which Sharon is shown tending to the sheep at his ranch... retired from politics.


Anonymous Anonymous said...


1/10/2006 05:43:00 PM  
Blogger Minor Fast Days said...

What I find so funny about the mass media is that they paint Israel as some two bit country on the brink of collapsing because of one man...do they forget that Israel is a democratic country with checks and balances, a strong politcal and military infrastructure, a captilistic economy, and freedom for its citizens... as always, Israel will find a way to get through this difficult time...Israel is not Iraq...the media also talks about the uncertainty of the peace process...excuse me, but is there a peace process because I haven't seen one in 58 years??? Wish-fulfillment propaganda...yes, the vultures are circling

1/10/2006 05:48:00 PM  
Blogger Tovya @ Zion Report said...


Akira, you are a wise man, and everything you said was very true... there is certainly no such thing as a peace process when it comes to mideast politics

1/10/2006 06:01:00 PM  
Blogger Stevin said...

Tovya, great post. I hope so. G-d bless Ariel, and give him a speedy recovery.

Wow, Akira, you've elucidated the truth perfectly.

1/10/2006 06:34:00 PM  
Anonymous kahaneloyalist said...

the reason for Reuters bias is simple. They are owned by the Saudi Royal Family. hey are a publicly trade stock the Saudis siply bought a controlling intrest.

1/10/2006 07:14:00 PM  
Blogger Tovya @ Zion Report said...


Thanks brother.


It wouldn't surprise me at all... the Saudis have their hands in a lot of corporations (even Fox News).

1/10/2006 08:16:00 PM  
Blogger ifyouwillit said...

Take the picture out of the context they used it in, and it's a great shot. Inapropriate but nice to look at.

There were certainly a tone of disappointment in the media when Sharon's condition improved, ugalgising a man's career won't shift as many papers and ulagising the man himself.

1/11/2006 01:41:00 AM  
Blogger Datingmaster, Jerusalem said...

its time to throw all the arabs out

1/11/2006 04:20:00 AM  
Blogger The Atheologist said...

When I see the mass media having a hard time ignoring idiots like Pat Robertson or Bill O'Reilly, I realise that they are not really interested in the truth or what is really newsworthy.

1/11/2006 12:10:00 PM  
Blogger Tovya @ Zion Report said...


I certainly agree. Can you imagine the tears that broke out in news rooms worldwide when they first announced that Arik would probablly survive? they were crying tears of sadness.

The guy who spent days writing the eulogy for Sharon probablly lost his pulitzer prize that he was bound to get... :-)


Only time will tell.

Well, I don't know about Minister Fruitcake or the Rambling Irish Idiot, but the media certainly is full of it... it's all a big game, and the average American is sucked in for all it's worth.

1/11/2006 03:58:00 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

Tovya: nice post as usual!It's good to see that people outside of Israel as well as non-Jews have a good perception of the things going on here.

Props to Akira on realizing the truth about the "peace process" as well as Israel's political nature as well as on the other excellent pts he makes.

Yes, like you say, the vultures are circling. They raved on and on about how Sharon was such a great leader(as did I-mistakenly) and now "woops" they were almost at the point of dealing with the prospect of Sharon "coming back to life" as you quoted Clinton saying. Nice insight.

1/12/2006 12:29:00 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

Akira: I just checked out your site and though I didn't quite get the idea(not to put u down or anything) I realized u were Jewish. I apologize for my stereotypical assumption that u weren't Jewish just because of your pic. in which u look Asian.That was pure ignorance on my part. In any case more power to you and all lovers of Israel!

All the best, Eitan.

1/12/2006 12:36:00 AM  
Blogger The Atheologist said...

Hey, I'm not Jewish, and things like this crack me up.

1/12/2006 06:22:00 AM  

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