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Gaza Rocket Strikes Israel…But What’s the Photo?

Gaza Rocket Strikes Israel…But What’s the Photo?

We couldn’t really have wished for a more accurate or appropriate headline than this from the Irish Independent: And what would be the most appropriate photo to illustrate this story? A Gazan rocket launching crew? A photo of the site of a rocket strike? Even if photos were not available to illustrate this specific incident,

Misleading, Mismatched Photos Miss Mark

UPDATE 2/3: The Scotsman replaced its photo. While Israeli jets were on target hitting a Syrian arms convoy, The Scotsman and Daily Telegraph badly missed the mark with their choice of photos. The Irish Independent also flunked. If I didn’t know any better, I’d think those nasty Israelis killed the kids.   With all the

Success: SABC Removes Anti-Semitic, Recycled Photo

Yesterday, HonestReporting called South Africa’s SABC News onto the carpet for a nasty bit of photo bias. I pointed out the photo’s irrelevancy (a 2010 Indonesian demonstration against the Mavi Marmara raid) to the story at hand (African migrants in Israel). Yarden Frankl also weighed in on the image’s anti-Semitic aspect. Several HonestReporting readers forwarded

How Does SABC News Explain This Recycled Photo?

Question: You’re an editor looking to illustrate an article about Israeli efforts to curb the arrival of African migrants. With a wide pool of current and archived wire photos available, which of the following images would you choose? A) African migrants in Israel. B) Israeli police looking for African migrants. C) Israelis protesting for African migrants.

Mixed Verdict for Ehud Olmert

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories: 1. Ehud Olmert was acquitted on corruption charges associated with the Rishon Tours and Talansky affairs, but convicted on a lesser charge in the Investment Center affair. The court will hand down

Reuters Whitewashes Arafat

Digging up Yasser Arafat’s body and exhuming file photos of the terror boss have a lot in common. You can’t help but feel dirty looking at the results. So if you want a sanitized  photo essay of the “life and legacy of  Yasser Arafat,” Reuters is for you. Iconic images feature the PLO’s top dog with

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