Our yearly roundup of the worst excesses of the media in 2011.
Looking into the minds of the media.
Who is the real aggressor as a rocket barrage strikes Israel’s south?
Israel and Hamas confirmed a deal to release Gilad Shalit within days. It’s a relief that there’s an end in sight. There will be plenty of debate about the wisdom of releasing terrorists, but the joy of Shalit back will be good news indeed. With Shalit to dominate headlines over the coming days, here are five spin…
This Voice of America headline and lead ‘graph combo captures the folly of Big Media’s view on the “cycle of violence.” The endless cycle of violence along Israel’s border with Gaza prompts some Palestinians there to call for a unity government and peace with Israel. But for others, it adds support for armed groups that…
An LA Times follow-up editorial abdicates all responsibility in assigning moral judgment on a brutal murder.
HR readers outraged by the LA Times’s cycle of violence mentality got the paper’s attention. Here’s the editorial staff’s lame response. You can argue forever about who is right and who is wrong. Or how far back to go to determine who started the hostilities. Or how much worse it is or isn’t to kill civilians…
The LA Times contends that the brutal murder of the Fogel family is part of an ongoing “cycle of violence” provoked by settlement building.
Contrary to media spin, recent events are not part of a “cycle of violence”.
How the MSM handed Hamas a PR victory.