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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 Loop de Loop of Violence

I used to think a violent loop was something associated with dangerous roller coasters. But the New York Times looped me into a different understanding. In recent weeks, I’ve read in the pages of the Times how “Leaderless Palestinian Youth, Inspired by Social Media, Drive Rise in Violence in Israel” and how violent Palestinian music

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Is the PLO Dictating AP Content?

The world’s leading wire service, the Associated Press, can’t seem to name a flashpoint holy site revered by millions of Jews, Christians, and Muslims around the world. What gives? Last November, the PLO warned foreign reporters not to use the words “Temple Mount” when referring to the Jerusalem esplanade that houses the Al-Aqsa mosque and

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