January 28, 2008

Truth in Gaza

Hard to find. Harder to get printed.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at January 28, 2008 11:26 AM

And more.

Although Gaza daily requires 680,000 tons of flour to feed its population, Israel had cut this to 90 tons per day by November 2007, a reduction of 99 percent.

You don't need to be a math genius to figure out that if Gaza has a population of 1.5 million, as the authors also note, then 680,000 tons of flour a day come out to almost half a ton of flour per Gazan, per day.

A typographical error at the Boston Globe? Hardly. The two authors used the same "statistic" in an earlier piece. They copied it from an article published in the Ahram Weekly last November, which reported that "the price of a bag of flour has risen 80 per cent, because of the 680,000 tonnes the Gaza Strip needs daily, only 90 tonnes are permitted to enter." Sarraj and Roy added the bit about this being "a reduction of 99 percent."

Posted by: Pablo at January 29, 2008 12:25 AM

But, Pablo, you don't understand that The Truth is whatever The Media says it is, because The Media is part of The Elite, and The Elite have to tell the stupid masses what The Truth is.

So, if The Elite say that The Truth is that Iraq is still a quagmire, that the surge has failed, and that Boooooosh steered Katrina to hit New Orleans, the job of the stupid masses is just to accept that, without question.


Posted by: C-C-G at January 29, 2008 09:37 AM