Browsing Tag Bashar Assad

2011 Dishonest Reporting Awards

Our yearly roundup of the worst excesses of the media in 2011.

December 13, 2011 10:20 By :

The Sorry State of the World Zionist Conspiracy

The Zionist conspiracy took a hit when Syria outed the Arab League as a Zionist tool. For damage control, I pulled a few strings with fellow co-conspirators at the Times of London with this staff-ed: The...

November 14, 2011 16:14 By :

Media Cheat Sheet 11/01/2011

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel. Today’s big stories were UNESCO fallout, lingering issues from the recent Gaza rocketfire, and a surprising NY Times op-ed. UNESCO •...

November 1, 2011 19:50 By :

Media Cheat Sheet 10/30/2011

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel. Today’s coverage focused on Gaza rocket fire and Israeli retaliation. Unfortunately, some journos skewed the chronology while...

October 30, 2011 17:02 By :

Media Cheat Sheet 10/09/2011

Here’s today’s assessment of media coverage, issues and trends. I go through the papers so that the HonestReporting staff (and now you too) don’t have to. Commentary • Must-read: Amir...

October 9, 2011 17:50 By :

Media Cheat Sheet 10/5/2011

Yesterday, I began blogging the daily media roundups I already prepare for the HonestReporting staff’s in-house use. It covers a lot of the issues, trends in coverage, and developments I see in the...

October 5, 2011 22:23 By :

NBC’s Day With ‘Najad: No Tough Questions

Ann Curry of NBC’s Today Show spent 24 fawning hours with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Clearly, this hardball moment was the highlight of Curry’s day: “What is the future you wish for Iran?...

September 13, 2011 12:59 By :

Vogue, The Arab Lobby and Media Influence

Vogue’s fawning whitewash of Bashar Assad last March proved so embarrassing to the fashion mag, Vogue removed the article. But it gets worse. It turns out the profile was brought about by Brown Lloyd...

August 7, 2011 14:04 By :

Bashar Assad, Party Animal

Syria says it’s allowing the establishment of political parties. The state news agency SANA said Monday the bill is part of a political reform program, and stipulates that parties cannot be based...

July 25, 2011 15:45 By :

If This is Syria’s Best Fauxtography, Assad is Doomed

Egad. As if Bashar Assad doesn’t have enough P.R. headaches right now. Sana, Syria’s state-run news service, published this bizarre handout fauxtograph of Assad swearing in the new governor...

July 14, 2011 16:47 By :