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Headline Abuse: Israel Singled Out

One of the most common forms of bias against Israel in the media is simply how the country is singled out for disproportionate attention compared to almost every other state. Take a look at this headline from The Sunday Times (subscription only): Israel is, however, mentioned only once in the entire article in the second

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Is the Syrian First Lady Discussing Death in Homs or Gaza?

A very clever video. The Lede explains what this is all about: A video blogger has remixed footage of an interview Asma al-Assad gave to CNN in 2009, in which Syria’s British-born first lady decried the Israeli bombardment of Gaza, to make it seem as if she was speaking out against the violent crackdown on

“Let Us Compare Assad to Israel”

As the Syrian death machine relentlessly rolls on, Tariq Alhomayed hits the nail on the head about Arab hypocrisy. Let us compare Assad to Israel. Let us pause here in front of this state of mad dictatorship, and compare it with what Israel has committed against us in recent times, and I say recent times as

FT Clarifies After HR Complaint

Back in December 2011, the Financial Times refused to correct an error in an email exchange with HonestReporting concerning the paper’s statement that Hamas boasts of killing 1365 “Zionist soldiers” actually referred to Israeli military and civilians alike. After HonestReporting lodged a complaint with the UK’s Press Complaints Commission, the following has appeared online and

Karsenty Responds to Al-Dura Trial Verdict

Following yesterday’s inconclusive verdict in the libel appeal of France 2 and Charles Enderlin against Philippe Karsenty, we have received the following reaction from Karsenty: Contrary to the recommendation of the advocate general, advising the court to reject the appeal filed by Charles Enderlin and France 2, the Court of Cassation [France’s highest court] nullified

Who’s the “Fat, Jewish New Yorker”?

We have to wonder what passes for acceptable discourse in the French media after being alerted to this in the mainstream L’Express publication. In an article on the Oscars, the following (translated from the French) appears: Despite having the looks of a Jewish New Yorker sumo, the U.S. distributor Harvey Weinstein is the Usain Bolt of cinema. This description caused some outrage

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