Daily Star Distorts AP Dateline

May 10, 2012 12:32 by

Amir Mizroch, editor of the English edition of Israel Hayom and an ace with Twitter (find him at @amirmizroch), make a great spot on an AP story published in The Daily Star of Lebanon. While the original AP story about Israel’s national unity government appeared with a Jerusalem dateline, The Daily Star altered the dateline to read Occupied Jerusalem.

So apparently even a story set entirely in the western part of Jerusalem is still referred to as occupied territory, begging the question of what wouldn’t. Another question to ask is what the AP makes of a newspaper altering its dateline and what action it intends to take to fix it.

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