The BBC’s reporting of the Israeli commisssion of inquiry into the Gaza flotilla graphically illustrates all that is wrong with its coverage of Israel.
In the aftermath of the Mavi Marmara, the world demanded a thorough, impartial and transparent Israeli inquiry into the affair. Well, they got it. The Turkel commission released its part one of its final report (296 pages of pure PDF joy). Three thoughts as I skim through it: Unfortunate as it is, the Israeli-Egyptian closure of…
There was absolutely no news at the IDF’s Bethlehem checkpoint, but get a load of this photo serving only to dehumanize the army. Palestinians pass through a security checkpoint at the Bethlehem checkpoint in the West Bank. (AFP/File/Musa al-Shaer) More on photo bias here.
The results of the IDF’s inquiry are released. Will any of the media bother to report them?
You’ll never see a video like this come from the West Bank. A CNN film crew was caught up in some Tunisian tear gas. At around the 3:00 minute mark, photographer Mary Rogers poo-poos concern for her health, and even comments with a wry smile: [The police] were sorry I was gassed, but hey, it’s…
Why does the media not show the same skepticism towards Palestinian libels as it does towards official Israeli statements?
Did a Palestinian demonstrator really die from inhaling tear gas or is this yet another Big Lie?
A video report uses a misleading headline while the narration conveniently omits a stone throwing incident.
Why is the media so obsessed by one former Israeli soldier’s Facebook post at the expense of major Mideast news stories?
The BBC’s flagship documentary programme produces a fair and balanced report on what happened on board the Mavi Marmara.