What does the media do when an Israeli spy story actually involves no Israelis?
What is it that compels mainstream media outlets to buy into conspiracy theories surrounding the all-powerful hidden hand of the Mossad?
Amazing how a stupid media rumor sparks a flurry of queries and denials. Case in point: New Zealand, where — allegedly — Mossad spooks hacked the national police computer system, only to die in February’s Christchurch earthquake. Amir Mizroch demolishes the Southland Times‘ allegations. Prime Minister John Key denies the spies, which, of course, further fuels kooky…
A team of British SAS soldiers and diplomats were caught by Libyan rebels carrying explosives and fake passports in a badly bungled first-contact mission. I’m sure the fake passports were high quality and made by a state intelligence service. But that’s only an outrage when Israel’s accused. Memo to London: Next time, bring tennis rackets.
• Of all the articles I’ve read about the Israeli take on Egypt, Benjamin Kerstein resonates the most. Otherwise, Reuters describes what’s at stake with just the facts. • Is Roger Cohen channeling his inner Sharansky? • A Seattle reader wants my take on yesterday’s WSJ Q&A with Bashar Assad. Since you asked: Assad has…
The Scotsman deliberately gives credibility to a ridiculous conspiracy theory charging Mossad with causing Sinai shark attacks.
The Guardian Associate Editor’s weak excuses and justifications for outrageous comments against Israel.
Despite a lack of evidence, sensationalized reporting drives the story.
CityTV and The Guardian’s inadequate responses to your complaints.
Toronto Sun columnist Eric Margolis crosses the bounds of ethical journalism.