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Media Cheat Sheet 10/10/2011

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

Media Cheat Sheet 10/09/2011

Here’s today’s assessment of media coverage, issues and trends. I go through the papers so that the HonestReporting staff (and now you too) don’t have to. Commentary • Must-read: Amir Taheri (Asharq al-Awsat) persuasively asks if Palestine is a nation or a cause. He points out that neither Fatah nor Hamas describe themselves as “national”

Media Cheat Sheet 10/5/2011

Yesterday, I began blogging the daily media roundups I already prepare for the HonestReporting staff’s in-house use. It covers a lot of the issues, trends in coverage, and developments I see in the course of the day. Commentary • Brett Schaefer (National Review) says US should withhold funds from UNESCO if the organization accepts the

Media Cheat Sheet 10/4/2011

For as long as I’ve worked for HonestReporting, my primary job has been to go through the papers and send a daily roundup to the staff of what I see each day – a snapshot of developments and trends in coverage of Israel, along with my two-cent observations for in-house use. Since I’m looking at 39 papers, a ton

NBC’s Day With ‘Najad: No Tough Questions

Ann Curry of NBC’s Today Show spent 24 fawning hours with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Clearly, this hardball moment was the highlight of Curry’s day: “What is the future you wish for Iran? Why?” “I want the same future as I want for every nation of the world, peace, friendship, happiness and unity.” ‘Najad left out his

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The HonestReporting 9/11 Counter-Poll

Tim Marshall flagged one heckuva poll on the Press TV web site. Iran’s government-funded news channel wants your views on 9/11.  Here’s the loaded question along with the even more loaded answers. Here’s my counter poll. Why did Press TV’s 9/11 Poll happen? It happened in order to be used as . . . an excuse to whitewash

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Articles That Make Me Go Hmmmmm

• Israel might actually allow the Free Gaza flotilla to reach the strip. • Western journos are going batty in Tripoli’s Rixos Hotel. I wouldn’t blame Harriet Sherwood for missing the press freedom (and comfort) of the Jerusalem beat. • Iran’s helping Assad suppress Syrian protests. • Justin Bieber ain’t Israel’s only VIP guest tweeting

3 Arms Smuggling Fails In One Week

Heads are sure to roll in Tehran after Israel, Egypt and Turkey all intercepted Iranian arms shipments yesterday. That’s three busts in one week. 1. Yesterday, Turkey forced an Iranian cargo plane (bound for Syria) to land after entering Turkish airspace. Hurriyet writes: The plane, reportedly carrying military equipment, was ordered to land after the

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