Tag Archives: LA Times

Vote for This Year’s Dishonest Reporter

Now’s the time to vote for the 2011 Dishonest Reporting Awards — our annual recognition of the year’s most skewed and biased coverage of Israel and the Mideast conflict. Please choose one of the three nominees below, along with a brief explanation why it deserves to receive our ignoble award. (You may also nominate someone

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Media Throws Israel Under the Bus

A Palestinian publicity stunt gets the media’s attention.

Media Cheat Sheet 11/02/2011

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel. Shortly before publishing today’s cheat sheet, media reports came up of a two-boat flotilla of ships travelling from Turkey to Gaza to break the blockade. One ship is Irish, the other Canadian. It’s a developing story. Details at the JPost. I would’ve expected Gazans to

What Passes for “Progress” at the LA Times

A really dumb LA Times staff-ed praises Palestinian unilateralism because their statehood strategy doesn’t hinge on blowing up Israelis. In past decades, Palestinian nationalists thought they had to hijack planes or blow up Israeli civilians in order to attract international attention. Some still do, but moderate leaders are lately discovering that the path to recognition


Media Cheat Sheet 10/30/2011

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel. Today’s coverage focused on Gaza rocket fire and Israeli retaliation. Unfortunately, some journos skewed the chronology while others used non-judgmental shorthand giving the impression Israel sparked the fighting. Moshe Ami was buried in Ashkelon after succumbing to shrapnel wounds. Gaza Heats Up • In Ashkelon,


Media Cheat Sheet 10/25/2011

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel. If you’re new to my media cheat sheets, these are my daily assessments of Israel in the news that used to be for HonestReporting’s in-house use only. Now, you’re in the loop too. Shalit Swap Followup • Mohammed Sharatha, one terrorist freed in the

Incitement, Bias: A Textbook Case

For a long time, Israel’s supporters have been trying to draw media attention to the massive problem of incitement in Palestinian school books. So I was initially relieved to see the LA Times pick up on the issue. Problem is, reporter Ed Sanders investigated Israeli censorship of Palestinian texts in eastern Jerusalem schools funded by


The LA Times’ “Ugly” Obsession With Israel

Yesterday, I teed off on Reuters for it’s non-story about earthquake-stricken Turkey declining Israeli humanitarian assistance. The Turks have so far turned down all foreign aid offers. Strange, but that’s Ankara’s perogative. Now the LA Times churns out the same non-story. The Times itself even notes: But for now Turkey has politely declined help from


Media Cheat Sheet 10/23/2011

Everything you need to know about today’s media’s coverage of Israel. Gilad Shalit • This Patrick Chappatte cartoon sums up Faisal Al Qasim’s Gulf News commentary (via IsraellyCool) which calls the lopsided deal humiliating for Arabs. Qasim’s key snippet follows the cartoon. It is not a secret at all that the value of an Arab