Friday, January 8, 2010

A rather curious journalistic error

At least I hope it's an error rather than a deliberate falsehood:
Dozens of Palestinian smugglers have died in collapses and strikes against the tunnels, which are used to bring everything from cigarettes and chocolate to livestock and weapons into the blockaded territory. Israel and Egypt imposed the blockade to weaken Gaza's rulers, the Islamic militants of Hamas, who violently seized power in 2007.
So says an AP story on the CBC website. But as pogge points out, the bolded part is completely false. Hamas were elected in 2007. Hamas aren't great folks by any means, but the MSM should be able to find enough true negative stories about them without having to make up false ones.

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