Wednesday, January 22, 2014

11,000 Die in Agony in Syrian Jails, HPers Turn Away

The latest atrocity to come out of Syria is notable because it's not about people caught in the crossfire, but people jailed by Assad and killed there. Here's the headline:

Systematic and "industrial" torture and killing? 11,000 dead? It's almost beyond belief.

Naturally, you would expect the Huffington Post readership, who post hundreds of comments when a protester is punched in Israel, to flip out about this story. Instead, there were less than 100 comments posted, and these were the top ones:

Sorry, Syrians. You have to be attacked by Israel for the Huffington Post readership to even pretend to care about you.

1 comment:

  1. Who ARE these people? I don't recognize a single name.


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