Author Archives: Simon Plosker

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Three Teens Kidnapped, Professional Reporting Goes “Missing”

Three Teens Kidnapped, Professional Reporting Goes “Missing”

Some more deficient reporting on the kidnapping of three Israeli teens. This from Canadian CTV News:   Apparently, according to the headline, the three teens are simply “missing” as if they had simply taken a wrong turn on the way home. As for the accompanying photo, what is appropriate about illustrating the story of the

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Sky News: It All Started When Israel Went Looking for its Boys

Possibly some of the most cynical and downright ugly reporting on the kidnapping of three Israeli teens has come from Sky News. First the headline: So according to this logic, it isn’t the kidnapping of Eyal Yifrach, Gil-ad Shaar and Naftali Frenkel that has sparked this crisis but Israel’s response. It all started when Israel went

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Hamas, the “Political Organization”

The Daily Mail could be commended for publishing a photo essay exposing Palestinian children being put through military training at a Hamas-run summer camp. However, despite the photos showing the obvious military side to Hamas’s activities, this is how Hamas is described in some of the captions: Hamas, a Palestinian political group which is considered

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Media Double Whammy for BDS

Following the successful Rolling Stones concert in Tel Aviv, it’s not been a great week for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. And now it’s just got worse as critical opinion pieces against BDS appear in the New York Times and Daily Telegraph on the same day. In the New York Times, Roger Cohen

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