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New York Times Misrepresents Israel’s Security Barrier

New York Times Misrepresents Israel’s Security Barrier

The New York Times features Israel’s security barrier but leaves the false impression that the structure is entirely a wall.

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The Eight Categories of Media Bias

Media manipulation is one of the most unfortunate aspects of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. We’ve seen papers blur the distinction between journalism and advocacy, fact-checking failures become fatal, photographers and Palestinians twist reality in mutually beneficial relationships, semantics become politicized and news executives cover up news to protect access. We’ve even seen journalists abuse readers who dared to disagree. None

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A Day of Terror, A Day of Headline Fails

More Palestinian terror attacks mean more screwy headlines. Context and accuracy took a hit. Without question, today’s worst headline was served up by the Irish Times. For readers who initially wrote us about this screwy Associated Press header (cached version), the wire service subsequently updated the headline. Most papers around the world updated their AP wire

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Terror, Israel, and What the News Won’t Tell You

Wednesday afternoon, Jerusalem. The Damascus Gate, one of the main entrances to Jerusalem’s Old City, a place where crowds of people come every day to work, shop, live and pray.  Three Palestinian terrorists approached the Old City, carrying hidden knives, automatic weapons and explosives. When police officers questioned the men about their suspicious behavior, the Palestinians took out

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