The disseminator of a false photo through Twitter is exposed as a UN employee.
Here’s an iron dumb photo caption in the Times of London (paywall) beyond belief: Wrong. The Iron Dome intercepts Palestinian rockets approaching Israeli population centers like Ashdod, Ashkelon, Beersheva, etc. Moreover, the Times can’t blame this on the European Press Agency’s original caption. The EPA got it right. Where’s the quality control?
The photographers are there as a boulder is hurled at an Israeli car.
The BBC made a heckuva (non) judgment call on a preacher referred to as Al-Qaida’s spiritual leader in Europe. The Beeb instructed its staff not to refer to Omar Othman (better known as Abu Qatada) as an “extremist.” But “radical” is still okay. The guidance was issued at the BBC newsroom’s 9.00am editorial meeting yesterday, chaired…
AFP photographer Ilia Yefimovich sounds pretty defensive about his 2010 photo of a Palestinian kid getting hit by a car in Silwan. Yesterday, his image was chosen Best Photograph in a Tel Aviv exhibition. Yefimovich talked about it with Haaretz: Yefimovich vehemently denies these claims. “Who staged the photo? It can also be interpreted…
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A biased Telegraph piece on Gaza recycles an old photo.
The laughable propaganda coming out of the Iranian regime aimed at the British authorities’ handling of recent riots has descended to even more embarrassing levels.
The Daily Telegraph had a weird photo of the Prime Minister with an outstretched arm, somewhat reminiscent of a Nazi salute. When I found the photo at Getty Images, it was credited as an Israeli Government Press Office handout and is in fact posted on the Prime Minister’s Flickr stream. Maybe the photo would be actionable…