Leveling the Playing Field: From Soccer to the Middle East

David Thompson has a wonderful post about a rule in a kids soccer league that any team that wins by more than five goals loses by default.

Israel’s dilemma is, that in order to survive, it has to win by ten points (thereby “humiliating” the poor Arabs).

I think the MSNM believes that its job is to declare the default.

Bob Simon opined in the case of Muhammad al Durah: “In the Middle East, one picture can be worth a thousand weapons.

When I ask journalists if they believe that they can help “level the playing field” by giving the Palestinians a “PR” win, often enough they respond: “Sure.”

2 Responses to Leveling the Playing Field: From Soccer to the Middle East

  1. incognito says:

    Israel’s dilemma is, that in order to survive, it has to win by ten points (thereby “humiliating” the poor Arabs).

    And the need to win that way is almost entirely forced on it by the world, mainly the west.

    If Israel loses it won’t lose to the arabs, but to the west, to Obama.

  2. Phil says:

    I think you’ll appreciate “Zombie’s” take on this issue:
    http://www.zombietime.com/zomblog/?p=1549

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