Tom Groseclose explains:
Hat tip: Seraphic Secret
With a few stellar exceptions, the best way to tell a story is in chronological order. This is because, in the real world, cause and effect matter. I suspect that the AP knows this is true, which is why they had their latest report from the Middle East start with the effect (Israeli airstrikes) and the loop back, very reluctantly, to the cause (Hamas terror attacks on civilian centers):
Israel pounded Gaza for the second day in a row Saturday, trading airstrikes and rocket fire with Palestinian militants and killing 15 of them as the deadliest Gaza violence in over a year showed no signs of abating.
Despite Egyptian efforts to mediate a cease-fire, Palestinians fired more than 100 rockets, some striking major cities in southern Israel and seriously wounding an Israeli civilian. The military responded with more than a dozen airstrikes and the targeted killings of Palestinian militants from various Gaza organizations.
Israel’s lauded Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted more than 25 projectiles. Still, residents were told to stay close to home and the cities of Beersheba, Ashdod and Ashkelon called off school for Sunday.
Tit-for-tat exchanges between Israel and Palestinians have been routine since the 2009 war, but a flare-up of this intensity is rare. The Arab League called the Israeli attacks a “massacre.” The United Nations and the State Department condemned the violence and called on both sides to exercise restraint.
Relativism and dishonesty are normative in the media.
Zombie has another superb photo essay, this one about the OWS protest of Shimon Peres’ San Francisco visit. If you haven’t already checked it out, please do. My favorite part is the bit with the San Francisco motorcycle cop. You go, guy!
Please remember when you read Zombie that Zombie is the new media. Part of dis-empowering the anti-American, socialist, antisemitic, anti-Leftist old media is to support the new media. By the way, it’s no coincidence that in describing our shiny, rich, famous old media, we use precisely the same adjectives that we use to describe the violent, aggressive OWSers on the street. Different appearance and tactics, but same ideology and goals.