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2011 Dishonest Reporting Awards

Our yearly roundup of the worst excesses of the media in 2011.

December 13, 2011 10:20 By :

Media Cheat Sheet 12/12/2011

Everything you need to know about the weekend coverage of Israel and the Mideast. “Synthetic outrage” over Mughrabi Gate. Newt Gingrich is still a lightning rod. And why is Iran diverting funds...

December 12, 2011 18:24 By :

Palestinians: UNESCO Will Help Us Bar Jews From Praying at Tomb of the Patriarchs

Hebron's Tomb of the Patriarchs Palestinian officials are openly talking about using UNESCO to prohibit Jews from worshipping at Hebron’s Tomb of the Patriarchs. Religious freedom in the Holy...

December 12, 2011 10:42 By :

The Grinch That Politicized Christmas

The Palestinian Authority is going to use Christmas to highlight their statehood push. Judging from this AP report, they’ve already become The Grinch That Politicized Christmas: As part of the campaign,...

December 8, 2011 17:55 By :

Media Cheat Sheet 12/08/2011

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Sarah Schulman follows up on idiotic pinkwashing accusations. And Hamas hatches an election plan to get a foothold...

December 8, 2011 17:08 By :

Sarah Schulman’s Pinkwashing Washout Continues

In her first follow up to the Israeli pinkwashing controversy she ignited, Sarah Schulman follows up in the Huffington Post with a detailed history of the Jewish state’s PR “branding efforts.” Her...

December 8, 2011 14:53 By :

Media Cheat Sheet 12/06/2011

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Fallout continues from a trio of American diplomatic slaps at Israel. The Muslim Brotherhood has to navigate between...

December 6, 2011 18:50 By :

The Guardian’s Geographically Clueless

In the middle of an article about a plan to relocate Bedouins, The Guardian‘s Harriet Sherwood worries that Maale Adumim might one day bisect the West Bank: Many Palestinians see this as part of...

December 6, 2011 14:31 By :

Razing Awareness for Home Demolitions

Which of the following three articles from today’s papers strikes you as least newsworthy? Kenya Demolitions: We are all to blame for corruption (homes and businesses illegally built on airport land) Cleveland...

December 6, 2011 12:25 By :

Terror Only Happens in the UK

Sky News is treating a pair of stone throwing incidents with real gravitas while security officials investigate this as attempted murder. Coverage includes photos of the concrete block and large rocks...

December 6, 2011 11:09 By :