Habib Battah

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When assumption trumps objectivity

After four weeks of devastating Israeli air raids across <?xml:namespace prefix = "st1" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Lebanon</st1:place></st1:country-region>, American news network NBC began its Nightly News bulletin with its

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Watching American TV in Beirut

<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p>War in Lebanon has once again become breaking news on television screens across the world, but a growing body of distorted reporting is being disseminated just as rapidly as the country is being destroyed.</o:p></P

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