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Context-Free Headlines

Context-Free Headlines

Not everybody reads articles. You just see headlines as you quickly your news sites and social media feeds. Which is why this AP headline contains all the info most people will know about yesterday’s incident at the Allenby Bridge border crossing. You have to read the article to find out that Raed Zueter tried to

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AP’s He Said/She Said Morality

This Associated Press snippet about the list of 26 Palestinian prisoners to be released on Tuesday says a lot: Most Palestinians view prisoners as heroes, regardless of their acts, arguing they made personal sacrifices in the struggle for independence. Many Israelis view those involved in killings as terrorists for killing civilians. AP clearly doesn’t want

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AP’s Self-Declared Jerusalem “Correction”

After referring to Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, AP feels it has to correct the record. On Friday morning, the wire service tweeted this article:  Within the hour, AP issued this correction: After checking the AP style guide (paywall), Politico contacted the wire service for clarification: There’s only one line in the AP Stylebook entry on

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Israel Made Me Set Myself on Fire, Part 2

On September 3, we noted The Guardian’s report that an unemployed Gaza man had died after setting himself alight, apparently in protest over his family’s dire living conditions. For Harriet Sherwood, it was all too easy to lead the reader to hold Israel responsible for the young man’s plight simply by drawing attention to the Israeli blockade

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