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3:38 PM, Aug 31, 2010 • By DANIEL HALPER
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Tom Gross compiles a little list of competing media memes regarding Gaza: 

* Time magazine this month: "Gaza's residents will concede that there is no hunger crisis in the Strip. Residents do love the beach, and the store shelves are stocked. But if you're focused on starvation, they say, you're probably missing the point."

* Time magazine in 2008: "Please spare a thought for the starving Palestinians of Gaza. There are 1.5 million of them, most of them living hand to mouth."

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* New York Times this month: "The poverty of Gaza is often misconstrued, willfully or inadvertently. The flotilla movement is not about material aid; it is about Palestinian freedom."

* Yet on at least 15 occasions in recent weeks, The New York Times described the ships sailing for Gaza as "aid ships."

Gaza is ruled by Hamas. The terrorist group Hamas, by the way, today murdered four Israelis near Hebron

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