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Watchdog of the Week: Adrian Needlestone Spots CNN Bias

The death of Ariel Sharon prompted countless articles and many hours of television news coverage. It’s times like these when the thousands of extra eyes of HonestReporting subscribers can be invaluable. Adrian Needlestone was watching CNN on January 12 from the UK and was appalled by what he saw. Adrian alerted HonestReporting with the exact

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CNN Holds Sharon Responsible for Massacre

In the clip below from January 12, 2014, CNN’s anchorwoman interviews Mohammed Jamjoom who is reporting from CNN’s Beirut studio on Arab reactions to Ariel Sharon’s death. While Jamjoom mentions that Sharon was “held indirectly responsible” for the 1982 Sabra and Shatila massacre, not once does he state that the actual perpetrators were Lebanese Christian

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Ya’alon Headline Fail in The Times

Critical remarks by Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon against U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry have made headlines in the international media. The Times of London notes Justice Minister Tzipi Livni’s response: His comments angered Tzipi Livni, the Justice Minister and chief negotiator in talks with the Palestinians. “You can oppose negotiations professionally and responsibly

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Sky News’s Distorted Sharon Narrative

Sky News Middle East Correspondent Sam Kiley adds his own interpretation of Ariel Sharon’s legacy and is found severely wanting. He opens with: In October 1953, Israeli paratroops and commandos from the Jewish State’s first special forces unit, attacked the Arab village of Qibya, on the West Bank. Some 69 villagers, many of them women and children, were

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Starving Palestinians

How many times have you seen a story in the major media claiming that Israel has turned Gaza into an “open-air prison?” How often does the media discuss seemingly arbitrary restrictions that Israel places on specific goods entering the Gaza Strip? Forget about the fact that convoys of trucks carrying humanitarian aid enter and leave

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Sharon and the Wrong “Drugged Cockroach”

An otherwise fair article on Ariel Sharon by Con Coughlin in the Daily Telegraph contains the following: In fact, Sharon never described Palestinians as “drugged cockroaches.” Coughlin has apparently confused an often misused quote that is actually attributed to former IDF Chief of Staff and MK Rafael Eitan. According to an investigation by CAMERA, Eitan,

Debunking the Genocide Charge

Referring to charges of genocide against Israel leveled by Israel-hating UN official Richard Falk, Ben-Dror Yemini writes for i24 News: Let us gauge the genocide claim. In 2013, 36 Palestinians were killed, according to the human rights organization B’Tselem. At least 30 of those were either involved in clashes with IDF soldiers or were members of

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CBC Whitewashes Incitement: “Palestinians Tend to Be More Bitter”

Palestinian incitement? The Israeli government’s incitement index could be shoved in veteran CBC correspondent Neil MacDonald’s face and he wouldn’t recognize it for what it is. Instead, he spins it this way to fit his world view: Netanyahu also seems to be saying there can be no deal unless Palestinians stop saying nasty things about

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