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Jody McIntyre Dumped by HuffPo and Channel Four

Jody McIntyre Dumped by HuffPo and Channel Four

It just gets worse for Jody McIntyre, the anti-Israel activist fired from his blogger position at The Independent over tweets inciting UK rioters. In an interview with the Huffington Post, McIntyre was asked whether the Footlocker shoe store was a valid target for rioters: On a personal level I think Brixton police station would be

Dishonest Reporter Award 2009

This year, a four-letter word dominated coverage of Israel on a near-daily basis. Gaza. The war — which began at the end of December in response to increased Palestinian rocket fire — ended on the 20th day of the year. The media war was dizzying. A prominent Greek weekly called Jews “Christ killers.” Hamas terror leaders

Under Attack: HR Accused by UK TV Documentary

On November 16, the UK Channel 4′s flagship documentary program, Dispatches, broadcast an investigation of “one of the most powerful and influential political lobbies in Britain, which is working in support of the interests of the State of Israel”, directly attacking and smearing HonestReporting in the process. “Despite wielding great influence among the highest realms of British politics and media,

Outrage: Ahmadinejad’s Channel 4 Christmas Message

Each Christmas Day, Queen Elizabeth II broadcasts a seasonal message to the nation. Since 1993, the UK’s Channel 4 has broadcast an ‘alternative message’ presented by a range of figures, including an injured veteran from the war in Afghanistan, Jesse Jackson, a 9/11 survivor and a character from The Simpsons. This year, in a new low,

C4 Goes Inside Hamas

A Channel 4 documentary, “Inside Hamas”, broadcast on 10 February, gained unprecedented access to the inside of the terrorist organisation. Writing in The Spectator, film-maker Mike Chamberlain describes what went on during the filming: There were no spin doctors in sight, as [director] Rodrigo filmed internal meetings of the police and private parliamentary discussions. He accompanied

Giving a Platform for Extremism

Giving a platform to extremists and supporters of terrorism raises many questions. Last night, Channel 4 Television reopened the debate by broadcasting an Islamic extremist openly supporting terror attacks in Britain. The terrorist praised the 7/7 bombings in London and even called for British Muslims to “arm themselves.” According to the Daily Express, programme-makers defended

Littlejohn C4 Documentary Takes on Anti-Semitism

The UK media’s treatment of Israel has undoubtedly contributed to an atmosphere conducive to rising anti-Semitism in Britain. Criticism of Israel is, of course, legitimate and not all critics are anti-Semites. However, under the guise of “anti-Zionism”, Jew hatred has reared its ugly head and crossed into mainstream discussion. Media commentator Richard Littlejohn is to be commended

C4 Docs Provoke Critical Responses

Many people have written to us expressing their concerns over two documentaries broadcast on Channel 4 under the theme of “Battle for the Holy Land” - “Jerusalem”, aired on 19 May, and “Love Thy Neighbour” on 21 May. We do not wish to comment directly on material that is currently unavailable online for those subscribers who were unable to view these

BBC’s Orla Exposed

Few tears were shed by our readership when the BBC’s Orla Guerin concluded her posting in the Middle East at the end of 2005. Guerin has, however, returned to report from Lebanon during the recent conflict. This alerted many media watchers, including the Drinking From Home blog, which compared Guerin’s 14 August report from the

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