Normally brevity is the rule for newspaper captions. There is a problem with this photo, however. A typical person would interpret this photo as "Iranian Children Raised on Diet of Violent Anti-Semitism." So the caption writer felt the need to write quite a bit of spin:
Iranian school boys shoot with their toy guns at an Israeli flag as it burns during an anti-Israeli rally marking 'Al-Quds Day' (Jerusalem Day), to support the Palestinian cause, in Tehran, Iran, Friday, Oct. 28, 2005. Tens of thousands of Iranians staged anti-Israel protests across the country Friday and repeated calls by their ultraconservative president who repeated the words of the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, founder of Iran's Islamic revolution, by saying: 'Israel must be wiped off the map.'
"To Support the Palestinian Cause"
Lest you think they were motivated by the extermination of Jews or Israel as Iran's president explicitly declared yesterday, the caption claims they are actually simply in favor of a Palestinian state.
Calling for the extermination of an entire nation needs to be linked to campaigning for tax cuts, as this post documents.
"Who Repeated the Words of Khomeini" This is the spin of the Iranian Foreign Minister, who said "that Ahmadinejad had merely quoted what the late leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, said more than 26 years ago." A large number of news stories immediately followed suit and posted those words as fact without mentioning that it was Iranian spin. Here is a small sample.
AP Sets Record...
I've been very impressed with the IRIS Blog, which has become a one-stop shop for Israel news and commentary. Here is a typically excellent entry about media bias:
Weblog: Elder of Ziyon Tracked: Oct 28, 19:51
IRIS Exposes 2 Anti-Israel New York Times Falsehoods
In today's New York Times, Jerusalem "buearu chief" [sic] Steven Erlanger presents two anti-Israel falsehoods. Here is the first:
During the first gulf war, in 1991, she says, the Israelis, under the threat of Saddam Hussein's chemical weapons and Scud
Weblog: IRIS Blog Tracked: Oct 31, 07:35
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It’s Halloween! Am I the only one that’s excited? I thought about going trick or treating tonight, but I’m not ...
Weblog: Steve the Pirate Tracked: Oct 31, 15:44
Carnival of Liberty XVIII
Welcome to Fearless Philosophy for Free Minds, the home of Carnival of Liberty VI and this carnival, Carnival of Liberty XVIII. As always, the original Carnival of Liberty (not to be confused with another pretender carnival of liberty) has an excelle...
Weblog: Fearless Philosophy for Free Minds Tracked: Nov 01, 08:58
Carnival of Crazy IX - Random Bush
Welcome to Edition #9 of the Carnival of Crazy.
It's a good one, folks.
And that transvestite squirrel on the right? That's Rio - the most tortured squirrel in the history of squirrels.
On with the crazy...
Weblog: File it Under Tracked: Nov 02, 16:01
LA Times: 13 Errors in 2 Sentences
It appears that the blogger Bummerdietz has shattered my record for uncovering the most example of mainstream media (MSM) bias. He pointed out thirteen mistakes in just two sentences of the Los Angeles Times article on Joseph Wilson.
Weblog: IRIS Blog Tracked: Dec 05, 05:43
AP Refers to Suicide Bombers as "Martyrs"
See this must-read for another example of outrageous AP photo caption bias
Palestinian Terrorist Planned to Attack Dimona Reactor
Two Japanese Peace Activists Escape Kidnapping Attempt in Gaza