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Editor’s Picks: 10 Best Blog Posts of 2012

Every blogger has his favorite blog posts. My list is a mix of evocative, witty or quirky posts. Some of them also had a long shelf life (that is, I frequently referred to it as the year progressed), or drew unusually positive feedback. In no particular order: 1. Toulouse, Twitter, and the Media Incitement Factor

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Is the Syrian First Lady Discussing Death in Homs or Gaza?

A very clever video. The Lede explains what this is all about: A video blogger has remixed footage of an interview Asma al-Assad gave to CNN in 2009, in which Syria’s British-born first lady decried the Israeli bombardment of Gaza, to make it seem as if she was speaking out against the violent crackdown on

“Let Us Compare Assad to Israel”

As the Syrian death machine relentlessly rolls on, Tariq Alhomayed hits the nail on the head about Arab hypocrisy. Let us compare Assad to Israel. Let us pause here in front of this state of mad dictatorship, and compare it with what Israel has committed against us in recent times, and I say recent times as

5 Reasons the NY Times Spiked Goldstone’s Mea Culpa

Here are five reasons why the NY Times rejected publishing Judge Goldstone’s about-face. 5. The paper’s new motto is “All the news that’s fit to punt.” 4. Pinch Sulzberger knows that people shelling out $15.00 a month for NYT content prefer Ahmed Yousef over a retired South African Jew. 3. Bad luck: Annie Lennox was guest editor that day. 2.

Gadaffi, MSM, Can’t Find Civilian Casualties

Col. Gadaffi’s says Western airstrikes on Libya are killing lots of civilians. Robert Gates calls Gadaffi a liar. As David Wood explains, it can be difficult for coalition pilots to discern between Gadaffi loyalists, rebels and civilians, so could the dictator be right? Well, a troupe of foreign reporters and their government minders went looking for civilian

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