Commentary • I’m starting off with a great Wall St. Journal staff-ed (click via Google News) about the “Cinderella story” of Daniel Shechtman’s chemistry research: Today, Mr. Shechtman’s observations have been fully validated and quasicrystals are beginning to have commercial applications. But his story is a reminder that a consensus of scientists is no substitute…
A biased Telegraph piece on Gaza recycles an old photo.
What does the media do when an Israeli spy story actually involves no Israelis?
What did the media choose to focus on and emphasize with the publication of the Palmer Report? A grudging acknowledgment that Israel did indeed have a valid case? Not exactly.
The events of the past few days have generated some horrendous headlines. Here are just a few that we spotted.
A photo of PM Netanyahu in an unintentionally compromising pose is intentionally used to portray him as a hardliner.
Take a look at these two headlines from two UK newspapers: The same story but two very different meanings. The first is from the Daily Telegraph and correctly refers to the suspension of Arab-Israeli MK Haneen Zoabi for her participation in last year’s Gaza flotilla when she was a passenger on board the Mavi Marmara.…
When will the BBC be big enough to admit when it has committed an error instead of wriggling out of an outright retraction?
A bizarre and untrue story originating in the Israeli press concerning a dog “sentenced to death by stoning” is picked up by the international media.
A leaked document details how the Syrian authorities actively helped to create border confrontations as a way to distract attention from the Assad regime’s own murderous behavior.