LBC gain of importance
In every war there are all sorts of Television loyalties. Political fanatics like Hezbollah always have privileged TV stations. In the war against the Taliban it was Al-Jazeera. And in this war Hezbollah has Al-Manar.
Usual these privileged Stations become references, since they are usually the only ones allowed to enter the guerrillas’ area. But that doesn’t seem to be the situation right now. I have noticed that both CNN and the Euronews for example, usually refer to the LBC (Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation) for videos and pictures. Which is interesting for two reasons mainly; first of all LBC is not a news Television like Al-Jazeera, Al-Arabia, AL-horra or CNN and Euronews. In addition LBC in theory is not Hezbollah’s best friend, they are in fact in certain ways its most fierce enemies, I don’t know if you remember it but awhile back a TV program on LBC made Hezbollah so angry that they walked in riots in Beirut.
This indicates the delicate situation that Hezbollah is in, they are desperate to have all the attention they can get, and they are desperate for Christian support (LBC is Pro-Christian) that they are willing to let almost anyone in their territory. They are no longer in a strong position.
I like this change.
If you watch the CNN from time to time, particularly the little News bar in the bottom, you would read the number of Lebanese victims you would always notice a 200-300 difference between their numbers and the numbers declared by the Lebanese Prime Minister and the other television sources.
This could be related to the Israeli confirmation that Hezbollah has already lost more than 300 units.