Yesterday, we exposed the UN Media Official Responsible for False Photo Tweet. We also called for UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs to dismiss Khulood Badawi. An “information and media coordinator” using Twitter to spread misinformation about Israel has no place in the UN. The result? Readers who complained on OCHA’s contact page were rebuffed: the site…
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.