Drudge Report has a bad habit of linking to and promoting articles written and contrived by anti-Israel AP and Reuters "stringers".
Unless Drudge changes it today sometime after this is posted, currently as of this writting there is not a single Israeli account of the interdiction of the so-called "peace-activist" Gaza flotilla on the Drudge Report.
No links to Jpost, Israel National News, or other Israeli media articles on the incident.
The current [ 9:47am EST 05/31/10] page of Drudge Report lists the following headlines on this matter:
Israeli commandos storm aid flotilla; 10 killed...
Israelis say self-defense; were attacked with knives, sticks, gunfire...
France: Profoundly shocked, Europe calls for inquiry...
Turkey warns of 'consequences'...
Details scant amid censorship, communications jamming...
Israel in eye of storm...
Drudge should exercise more responsibility than to promote articles written by anti-Israel "stringers".
Lets take them one by one and compare:
The current Drudge headline that reads "Turkey Warns of Consequences" actually links to a Daily Mail/UK article with a completely different headline:
Israeli commandos gun down 19 peace activists in raid on Gaza ships with 28 Britons on board
By Mail Foreign Service
Last updated at 2:50 PM on 31st May 2010
Soldiers fire on civilians after being attacked as they boarded ships
Foreign Secretary William Hague 'deplores loss of life'
Turkey recalls its ambassador and warns of 'consequences for Israel'
Nobel Laureate, Wallander author and foreign MPs on board
The Foreign Secretary today 'deplored' the loss of life during the interception of a flotilla of ships carrying aid to Gaza.
Up to 19 people were killed after Israeli commandos boarded ships carrying 10,000 tonnes of aid en route from Cyprus.
William Hague said the British embassy was in 'urgent contact' with the Israeli government, asking for more information.
[ Article doesn't say who the author is. ]
[ 19 "peace-activists", Israeli soldiers fire on civilians?]
Bullhocky!- the so-called "peace-activists" were tied to Islamic terror groups, carried weapons including rifles with the obvious pre-meditated plan to attack Israelis.
Next: " Israeli Commandos Storm Aid Flotilla; 10 Killed"- [at first ]lead to the below article by Rami Amichai, an article with a completely different headline title: "Israeli commandos describe initial moments of raid"
By Rami Amichai
"ABOARD INS KIDON, Mediterranean Sea, May 31 (Reuters) - Israeli commandos who raided a Gaza aid ship on Monday were set upon by activists with knives and clubs and some troops jumped overboard to save themselves, according to an Israeli account.
[The Israeli Navy commandos didn't "raid" a Gaza aid ship. They "interdicted and stopped" a flotilla of anti-Israel haters and terrorists with weapons who refused orders to stop]
Israel said commandos opened fire in self-defence and 10 activists were killed and seven troops wounded. With Israel jamming signals and censoring media, there was little independent reporting of the events at sea.
[ Israel "said" commandos...]
An Israeli military spokesman said some of the commandos were equipped with paintball guns but the non-lethal weapons were not enough against activists who charged in with batons.
[ An Israeli military spokesman "said"...- in other words Rami Amichai wants to encourage "doubt" as to the Israeli account. ]
"A Reuters cameraman on the Israeli navy ship Kidon close to the six-vessel aid convoy said commanders monitoring the operation were surprised by the strong resistance put up by the pro-Palestinian activists."
[... surprised by the "strong resistance" put up by the pro-Palestinian activists.-- How about this instead: surprised by "a premeditated and outrageous provocation, and its organizers had ties to global Jihad, al Qaida and Hamas-Daniel Ayalon]
That article linked by Drudge to "Optionetics" was written by Rami Amicai, a Reuters reporter.
Update: Drudge has just changed it! The link for the headline "Israeli Commandos Storm Aid Flotilla; 10 Killed", no longer leads to the "Optionetics" article by Reuters reporter Rami Amichai, but now leads to a totally different article at Yahoo.
That is still wrong! Here is a link to the actual AP article "Israeli Commandos Storm Aid Flotilla; 10 Killed, written by Amy Teibel and Tia Goldenberg.
In other words Drudge is keeping the same headline but linking to different articles.
The media watchdog Camera has previously reported on Rami Amichai's twisted reporting in order to portray the motive of the Hamas terror group as legitimate.
"*The infrequent articles that do include inaccurate terminology now often include qualification about the motives of terrorist groups. For example, a December 15 article using the phrase “uprising for independence” included as well the stated aim of the Hamas terrorist organization:
Hamas, sworn to Israel's destruction, has led a suicide bombing campaign during the three-year-old Palestinian uprising for independence. ("Israel remands Arab-Canadian in alleged bomb plot," Rami Amichai, December 15, 2003)
The net effect of this change is that Reuters' huge global audience is presented with a clearer, more accurate picture of Palestinian terrorist goals and violence. " read the full Camera report.