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 Taheri (Asharq al-Awsat) persuasively asks if Palestine is a nation or a cause. He points out that neither Fatah nor Hamas describe themselves as “national”…
What to read before your work day begins? What Happened Before Nothing Happened? — Hillary Clinton kvetches that “nothing has happened” with the peace process. She might be be surprised at what’s “happened” since she first endorsed Palestinian statehood in 1998. Land Without Peace: Why Abbas Went to the UN — Debunking the media myth that Israeli…
Israel’s opponents laying the groundwork for blame if peace process fails.
A look at the aftermath of the Gaza beach incident and questions of Palestinian credibility.
In coverage of the encouraging Palestinian elections, some media outlets begin engaging in wishful thinking.
Is now the time to launch a Palestinian state? Media voices think not.
Charles Krauthammer's journalism is consistently accurate, incisive and enlightening. Even more important is his courage to state the truth.
What we knew all along — that Yasser Arafat is responsible for starting and maintaining the violence — is now gaining a strong voice in the mainstream media.
While an investigative committee makes cessation of violence the first step, Palestinians — and editors — link it to a freeze on settlements.
Martin Peretz, editor-in-chief and chairman of The New Republic, has consistently stood by Israel's side, exposing the Arab rhetoric commonly parroted in the Western media.