December 4, 2012

Note Bene: "Deaths are not equivalent."

"They vary one from the other not by the value of the life that was cut short but by column inches of copy they generate. The principal metric of the tragedy of a modern death is its news value. If the death serves a narrative it is tragic. If not, who gives a damn? Here is how it works.

Black Africans killing black Africans with machetes has no news value. White Europeans killing black Africans with machetes has a big news value. Anyone killing anyone with bladed weapons generally has little news value. Anyone killing anyone with a handgun has front page news value, especially where the Second Amendment is concerned. Arabs killing Arabs is page 10 news. A Jew killing anyone is the headline story. Babies dying in their millions from abortion does not even qualify as a story. The IDF killing a stone killer from Hamas  is a horror of unimaginable international proportions. Arabs rocketing Israelis is not even reported. Israelis shooting back -- €” well how dare they." -- Belmont Club » The Assassin'€™s Creed

IDF Pinpoint Strike on Ahmed Jabari, Head of Hamas Military Wing.

Standing Ovation!

Posted by gerardvanderleun at December 4, 2012 5:45 PM
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Nice shooting! I suppose I should feel bad about laughing at the way parts (car parts!) go flying. But I don't.

Posted by: SteveS at December 4, 2012 6:07 PM

Mazel tov! Another paleo-simian savage reduced to his component molecules. And very precisely at that.

Posted by: waltj at December 4, 2012 6:21 PM

The pathetic thing is that people post that Gaza is as bad as Auschwitz, Israel stole the palestinians' land, refuses to negotiate and targets children.

Posted by: mjazz at December 4, 2012 6:31 PM

If there were any justice the Israelis would also napalm the funeral procession for Whatshisname.

Every time the Arabs lob a missile, Israel should force all the Arabs between the launch site and the impact to leave the country. The dirty savages don't play by any rules they deserve not an ounce of consideration or mercy. Barricade the place and stop the water, electricity, food, etc. If it's a battle of survival fight it like a battle of survival.

Posted by: Scott M at December 5, 2012 3:38 AM

As an old friend would say: "Tuna for Tig!" (Her cat). :)

Perhaps in this era of the new front of "The Narrative", perhaps finding chinks/weaknesses in the narrative and exploiting it would be the best way to achieve the ends necessary of survival. In this case, the survival of Israel.

Posted by: Cond0011 at December 5, 2012 4:37 AM