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CNN’s Distortions of the Gaza Conflict’s Psychological Toll

CNN’s Distortions of the Gaza Conflict’s Psychological Toll

CNN’s one-sided presentation of the Gaza conflict continues with the video “War’s Psychological Toll on Gaza’s Kids.” The video explains the immense psychological toll the conflict has had on Palestinian children. It begins with footage of an Israeli attack on Gaza and then proceeds to discuss the impact these attacks are having on Gazan children.

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Gaza: What Could the Press Corps Have Done Differently?

Its’ too early to tell if Operation Protective Edge is really winding down or not. Israel says it has destroyed all the terror tunnels it knows of, but the possibility of continued rocket fire looms over the Cairo truce talks. After one month of conflict, it’s fair to ask, What could the news services in

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Gaza Conflict Day 20: Hamas Seeking North Korean Weaponry

Today’s Top Stories 1. Daily Telegraph: Hamas is trying to purchase missiles and communication equipment from North Korea. Security officials say the deal between Hamas and North Korea is worth hundreds of thousands of dollars and is being handled by a Lebanese-based trading company with close ties to the militant Palestinian organisation based in east

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CNN Yanks Reporter For Calling Israelis Scum

CNN removed correspondent Diana Magnay after she called Israelis “scum” in a tweet (since removed). She was in Sderot, on a hill overlooking Gaza, watching Israeli airstrikes in the distance. Off camera, a crowd of Israelis watching the night-time action were cheering, which Magnay described. But Magnay got into trouble for posting a tweet calling

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Jewish Extremists Arrested for Murder of Palestinian Teen

Today’s Top Stories 1. Police arrested six Jewish suspects in the murder of Mohammed Khdeir. Their identities haven’t been released, but police sources made clear to AP, AFP, and the BBC that the murder was motivated by nationalism — not crime or family honor. A development like this wouldn’t be complete without political posturing. There’s a lot

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The Committee to Protect Journalists From What?

It’s been five days since CNN reporter Ben Wedeman was roughed up by Palestinian police while covering a Hamas rally in Hebron. That’s more than enough time for the Committee to Protect Journalists to come out with a statement condemning the assault. Wedeman, along with cameraman Joe Sheffer and producer Kareem Khadder, thankfully escaped with nothing more

Kidnapping of Israeli Teens: Accurate Media Coverage?

Video: Kidnapping of Israeli Teens: Accurate Media Coverage?

While the real story is about three Israeli high schoolers who were abducted by the terrorist group Hamas, many in the media prefer to make the story about the settlements. Others ask why they were hitchhiking anyway, as if to blame the victims for the crime. Image: CC BY-SA HonestReporting, flickr/dhannah

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