All governments lie, as I.F. Stone pointed out, including Israel and Hamas. But Israel engages in the kinds of jaw-dropping lies that characterize despotic and totalitarian regimes. It does not deform the truth; it inverts it. It routinely paints a picture for the outside world that is diametrically opposed to reality. And all of us reporters who have covered the occupied territories have run into Israel’s Alice-in-Wonderland narratives, which we dutifully insert into our stories—required under the rules of American journalism—although we know they are untrue.
A Worshipper in Georgia Prepares for Church
I’m almost dressed in Sunday best.
I’ve got my Bible. But I’m stressed:
It’s getting late. It’s nine o’clock.
Has anybody seen my Glock?
h/t: The Nation
h/t: Atheism 411