It has been argued for years that the media typically focus on images from Iraq and the war on terror which paint American and Israeli military in a bad light while always presenting the enemy as victims.
In fact, this effort often includes the doctoring of photographs as well as the staging of events in front of rolling cameras which will be broadcast or published by an antiwar press without the slightest investigation into authenticity.
With that in mind, the picture at the right represents a rather startling image of terrorism that media would never dare share with the American people. As the MEMRI Blog shockingly reported (h/t Charles at LGF, emphasis added):
The Shabakat Falastin Lilhiwar online forum, which is associated with the Hamas website, has posted a photo of a little girl in a combat vest and an Al-Qassam Brigades headband, captioning it, "Have you seen the new child martyr who will soon shake Israel [to the core]?"
The message accompanying the photo states that the little girl "is part of the Muslim generation which will go down in history [as a generation]… that refused to [accept] humiliation and defeat."
Think you’ll see this picture at the New York Times or on any of the evening news broadcasts any time soon?
I wouldn’t hold your breath.