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The Line Podcast: The Day Israel blew up a hospital in Gaza — but didn't.

The Line Podcast: The Day Israel blew up a hospital in Gaza — but didn't.

People were delighted to have a reason to think Israel was the bad guy again.

In this week's The Line Podcast, Jen Gerson and Matt Gurney discuss claims that Israel blew up a hospital in Gaza — including the part where, as it turns out, that did not happen. Rather, a Palestinian rocket misfired. They talk about the desire to create a moral equivalency between Hamas and Israel, a desire that makes tweeters and news editors alike quick to forget beheaded babies, and even faster to accept Hamas' claims of Israeli atrocities.

Then, The Line also talks about the CBC's decision not to use the word "terrorism" to describe Hamas; and why they think that decision is both defensible, but also not the one The Line would make. It is also, sadly, one the CBC only seems to make some of the time.

To round it out, the pair discuss dark clothing — namely, an RCMP campaign to encourage pedestrians not to wear dark clothing at night. This roused the usual condemnation from those who don't want police to blame the victim of vehicular accident. To which The Line says: “Yes, you're absolutely right. And nobody will care about how right you are when you're dead. Don't wear black at night."

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