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May 15, 2018

HEY, CNN, IS IT TOO MUCH TO ASK: Hamas’ use of people as human shields continues, and the incurious journalists moving stories like this are either really lazy or really biased, or both. CNN pulls the heartstrings:

Dozens of funerals were expected to take place after 60 Palestinians were killed in demonstrations, according to figures provided by the Palestinian Ministry of Health. Among the dead were eight children, including eight-month-old Laila Anwar Ghandour. The health ministry said the baby was asphyxiated by tear gas.

The unasked question: who the hell brings an eight-month-old infant to a violent riot/protest? Even worse, it appears CNN may have fallen for a propaganda hoax: AP reporting that: 

Gaza health officials are casting doubt on initial claims that a 9-month-old baby died from Israeli tear gas fired during mass protests on the Gaza border with Israel. A medical doctor said Tuesday that the baby, Layla Ghandour, had a pre-existing medical condition and that he did not believe her death was caused by tear gas.”

That update came the same day as the CNN report, but they apparently couldn’t be bothered to question their narrative.