Tag Archives: Lack of context

The ABC Of Distorting History

The ABC Of Distorting History

An ABC guide to the two-state solution aims to clear up any confusion on the issue for its readers. Instead it leads its readers to adopt the Palestinians’ favored and distorted version of history and the conflict, leading to only more confusion.

Headline Fails: “Wounded Palestinian,” “Suspect” or “Attacker?”

Media publish headlines on the sentencing of Israeli soldier Elor Azaria yet refer, with no context, to the Palestinian terrorist as a “suspect” or a “wounded man.”

Headline Fails as Israeli Soldier Convicted of Manslaughter

IDF soldier Elor Azaria is convicted of manslaughter. Some headlines fail to include that the Palestinian he killed happened to be a terrorist.

The 2016 Dishonest Reporter of the Year: Why Headline Writers Won

The Dishonest Reporting Award typically goes to a clear-cut winner. Last year, the BBC won for a steady output of problematic coverage throughout the year. In 2014, the award went to Gaza war correspondents for their problematic handling of Operation Protective Edge. But 2016 didn’t have any comparable singular outrages like, say, journalist Donald Bostrom’s

News Literacy: Why Headlines Matter

Headlines certainly deserve scrutiny. It’s well-known that we don’t read most of the articles in our daily papers; we skim the headlines before being drawn to whatever draws our attention. The same habits apply on social media, where we scroll through our Facebook or Twitter feeds and click on whatever catches our fancy. An April,

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