One really distasteful puff of toxic gas
The part that the AP decides isn't relevant to this story is that the major female superhero, Jalila - a female scientist who at the age of 16 survived an explosion at the Dimodona nuclear plant (a reference to Israel's Dimona nuclear research reactor), and gained super-powers from the radiation. She protects the City of All Faiths (Jerusalem) from the warring Zios Army (guess who) and the United Liberation Force (guess who again.)Yes, I know just what those two movements are. Zios is really Zion, and United Liberation Force is the United States Army, a hint of the publisher's opinion on the war in Iraq.
This story came out over a year ago. To be fair, from looking at the synopses of the comic books themselves it looks more like standard superhero fare than explicit hatemongering against Israel, but the subtext is there and it is crystal clear. The fact that the AP decides not to mention it is just another in a long string of whitewashing we've come to expect from the MSM.
And as a resident of Jerusalem, I'm certainly insulted. And that the AP downplays everything, making it look as innocuous as possible, is just one more offense. There are many ways for hatemongers and jihadists to indoctrinate their subjects. And one of those ways, from what I can tell, is to mimic de-facto the US approach to publishing comics.
I think this is also starting to make me hate allegorical storytelling, too.
Topic linked to: The Dumb Ox, Is it Just Me, TMH's Bacon Bits.
Labels: misogyny and racism