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

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

Muddling the Mayhem of a Palestinian Protest

UPDATE The Evening Standard responded to HR reader complaints by revising the wording of its “Israel Occupation Forces” reference. The term’s not in the reporter’s voice anymore, but A) highlighting the term in the first place and B) not identifying the name of the Friends of Palestine Society spokesman who said it is still poor

The Herald Scotland and the Gross Abuse of Language

UPDATE: After we published the article below and contacted the journalist, the online story was changed. Rather than referring to the IDF as the “Israel Occupation Forces,” the article now states that this term was used by the supporters of Abu Rahma, the Palestinian denied a UK visa. Other references to “murder” in the journalist’s

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