3. Clayton Swisher, Al-Jazeera


Clayton Swisher tweeted the claim that Palestinian rocket attacks at Israeli civilians were legal under the laws of war. In actuality, if there is one aim to restricting what can and can’t be done during wartime, it is to protect the lives of civilians. Even Israeli civilians.

Swisher not only serves as an apologist for Hamas but also turns the concept of war crimes on its head.

It may be too much to expect journalists to accuse either side of war crimes. But to deny it is a step even beyond that.