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Media Cheat Sheet 11/08/2011

Welcome to everyone reading my cheat sheet for the first time. I used to write an in-house digest for the HonestReporting staff assessing the news, trends in coverage and other items of interest. We decided to share all that with you. You want to be well-informed but you have limited time to find the pearls in

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3 Questions From The In-Box

After a week off (mostly), it’s time to clear out the in-box. Here are three interesting questions. 1. What was Hamas trying to accomplish with that nasty Shalit interview on Egyptian TV? That interview was absolutely abusive.  Shahira Amin says Shalit wasn’t coerced, but how could it have be otherwise? Shalit was alone in Egypt, surrounded by Hamas personnel,

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BBC Cool With Abbas Rejection of Peace

When Israel opposes some diplomatic initiative, it never fails: headlines label Israel as rejectionist, obstructionist, moving the goal posts, etc. So when Mahmoud Abbas rejected international diplomacy in his UN speech, what was the BBC’s headline? Contrast that with AP: So which headline’s more accurate? We put together word clouds of the Abbas and Netanyahu speeches

The Drift of Clinton’s Blame Game

UPDATE Sept. 24, 10:40 pm: Bibi responded to Bubba in an interview with ABC’s David Muir. And Ed Morrissey comments: If [the Palestinians] want the deal Arafat rejected, then come back to the table and propose it. Elliott Abrams raises another point: Clinton also failed to note what Israel has done under Netanyahu to help

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September 1 Blogging

• Hezbollah’s opening a base in Cuba. YNet News, quoting Corriere della Sera, says the move is to facilitate an attack on an Israeli target in South America. All for the still-unavenged death of Imad Mughniyah: According to the report, three Hezbollah members have already arrived in Cuba with the purpose of establishing a terrorist

“Why The Stink Over the ’67 Borders Now?”

A borderline-confused Greg in Australia wants to know: Why the stink over the ’67 borders now? Charles Krauthammer articulates the clearest explanation I’ve seen on why the 1967 borders are such an issue. It begins with American assurances to Israel before the Gaza disengagement: It’s on the basis of such solemn assurances that Israel undertook,

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Purim Spoof: Bibi Strip Searched at FPA Purim Bash

Security guards on duty at the Foreign Press Association’s annual Purim party strip searched Benjamin Netanyahu at the door. “Yeah, it’s a little extreme, but the guards, God bless them, were just following their procedures,” said FPA chairman Joe Federman, when apprised of the incident. “I wish security for our Purim party wasn’t necessary, but

Send Questions for Bibi’s YouTube Press Conference

Benjamin Netanyahu’s in a YouTube citizen’s press conference next week. So submit questions and/or vote for your favorite questions. You can also submit questions via Twitter (#AskNetanyahu). Dana Weiss from Israel’s Channel 2 will pose the top ranking questions to the prime minister in a 40-minute live stream on March 23 at YouTube’s WorldView channel. Barack Obama,

Israel and Egypt’s Unrest: Rounding Up the Reax

• Are Bibi/Fayyad economic policies insulating the West Bank from the Arab protests? Joel Mowbray sees a connection: The West Bank has among the quietest “streets” in the Arab world right now. No doubt a primary reason is the robust economic growth the area has enjoyed recently. • Sharansky speaks. I’m glad Newsweek and the

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