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CNN and the Dubious Journalism of Assertion

In the face of criticism, Don Melvin, the CNN reporter who wrote a poorly-sourced story alleging that Israeli settlers chopped down 800 olive trees, doubled–down on Twitter. But absent any independent verification on Melvin’s part, his report is yet another example of what media wonks refer to as the “journalism of assertion.” That’s the idea

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CNN’s Journalism Goes to the Dogs

Just what is going on at CNN? According to a report: The official Palestianian news agency is reporting that Israeli settlers have chopped down and seized about 800 Palestinian-owned olive trees near the town of Shuyukh, east of Hebron.   The report, by WAFA, the Palestine News & Information Agency, cited “a local source,” whom

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No Place for Ignorance in Political Cartoons

Writers who use the op-ed section as a platform to comment on current events have the right to express opinions that go in any direction. But they don’t have the right to distort or misrepresent facts to make their points. And that’s exactly what Chicago Tribune cartoonist Joe Fournier did on Tuesday in his outrageous

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HonestReporting Radio: How — Anti Israel Bias — Works

Listen to Yarden Frankl on the Voice of Israel by clicking on the image above or on this link to play. HonestReporting.com’s Yarden Frankl takes the New York Times to task for quoting unnamed Al-Qaeda members as reliable sources in their coverage of jihadi terror. He also thanks HonestReporting members for contacting CNN to challenge the bizarre

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