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Sydney Morning Herald Apologizes for Vicious Gaza Cartoon

Sydney Morning Herald Apologizes for Vicious Gaza Cartoon

The Sydney Morning Herald apologized for a nasty cartoon that had Australia’s Jewish community in an uproar. Cartoonist Glen Le Lievre’s Twitter explanations notwithstanding, the SMH removed the drawing, which illustrated Mike Carlton’s recent column.   The Herald deeply regretted the upset the image had caused, but felt – not least because the cartoonist lacked any

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Balance in the Eye of the Editor

Will Gore, the deputy managing editor of The Independent, weighs in on journalistic balance. It was prompted by a headline error (since corrected) and a Dave Brown cartoon (of which a formal complaint to the UK Press Complaints Commission was filed and dismissed). Gore adds, almost as a throwaway ending: There will always be those

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Where is the Hamas Offensive?

This critique was written by Cherryl Smith, PhD, professor emerita of rhetoric and composition at California State University, Sacramento. Her blog is Framing Israel Where is the Hamas offensive? We get constant news of the “Israeli offensive” and the “Gaza offensive” but both refer to action by Israel. What about the Hamas offensive? This phrase

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The Unbearable Darkness of Australian Blood Libels

This critique was written by Emily Gian, the Zionist Federation of Australia’s director of media advocacy. UPDATE August 4: The Sydney Morning Herald apologized for the cartoon illustrating Mike Carlton’s column. * * * Israel’s Ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer was in the news last week after telling a CNN interviewer that its

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Casually Smearing Israel With a Charge of Genocide

The Israeli army has been taking all kinds of steps to minimize Palestinian civilian casualties. We’re talking about leaflets telling residents to leave neighborhoods, advance phone calls warning people to get out of a building, “knocks on the roof” to scare individuals away before the airstrike hits. So how can a Daily Telegraph live blog post

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Jon Snow to Hamas: You Endanger Your Civilians With Your Rockets

Having a Hamas spokesman as a guest on a talk show is a dangerous undertaking. A skilled media manipulator from Hamas could use the opportunity to spout lies and accusations against Israel without the counter-balance of an Israeli viewpoint. But Channel 4′s Jon Snow manages to keep Hamas member Osama Hamdan mostly on topic, asking

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