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Are Johann Hari’s “Intellectual Portraits” Plagiarism or Lip-Synch Journalism?

Johann Hari Johann Hari’s accused of plagiarism, which has British bloggers poring over his interviews with a fine-tooth comb. The results so far ain’t good. Brian Whelan, for example,  randomly...

June 28, 2011 18:33 By :

BBC Trust Upholds Complaint About Settlement Moratorium Coverage

Last September, Israel ended a moratorium on building in already-existing settlements. Unfortunately, the BBC Today program inaccurately described moratorium in far broader terms, stating, “The moratorium...

June 28, 2011 14:31 By :

Israel Rethinking Ban on Flotilla Journos

UPDATE 5:25 pm: No sanctions for the journos, according to this statement from the Prime Minister’s office. * * * This just in from Reuters. Israel’s rethinking it’s ban on journalists...

June 27, 2011 16:13 By :

NY Times Finds Gaza Doesn’t Need a Flotilla

The NY Times is taking some wind out of the sails of the Free Gaza flotilla. Ethan Bronner reports that neediness isn’t so high. Here are some of his findings by the numbers — based on Palestinian...

June 26, 2011 11:21 By :

Knesset Committee Voting on Israeli Satellite News Station

A Knesset committee today will vote on launching an Israeli satellite TV station. The Ministerial Committee on Legislation will vote Sunday on a bill that would require the government to establish a 24-hour...

June 26, 2011 8:53 By :

Video: Why We’ll Stop the Flotilla

I wish it weren’t necessary, but let’s face it: The IDF needs to explain why it’s going to intercept the Free Gaza flotilla. Good talking points.

June 26, 2011 8:10 By :

Screaming Headline Disconnect

This screaming headine in The Independent is badly undermined by the very last sentence of its story. But the last sentence says: Many of the Bedouin lack land-ownership deeds. Methinks a more accurate...

June 23, 2011 10:19 By :

State Dept. Fails to Protect Identity of “Senior Administration Official”

Your US tax dollars at work: The State Dept. recently set up June 21 background briefing to update journalists on efforts to restart Mideast peace talks. Although reporters knew who was giving the briefing,...

June 23, 2011 9:55 By :

Israel Muse Wins Pro-Israel Blog-Off

Aussie Dave just announced the final results of the 2011 Pro-Israel Blog-Off. Congratulations to the grand prize winner,  Israel Muse. I’ve enjoyed seeing Israel’s supporters show what they’re...

June 22, 2011 10:35 By :

Govt Spokesman Resigns In Protest Against Press Restrictions

You know freedom’s sliding when your country’s top government spokesman resigns to protest new restrictions on the press and free speech. Which is exactly what Jordan’s Information Minister,...

June 22, 2011 9:29 By :