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More Media Cite False Tweet as Credible Source

More Media Cite False Tweet as Credible Source

A false tweet by Reuters’ Luke Baker alleging Israeli undercover agents incited Palestinian stone throwers spreads to other media.


Discovering Terror — When the Suspects are Jews

Big Media’s looking at Israeli measures to fight Jewish extremism and to find the terrorists responsible for firebombing the Dawabsha family home. Ali Dawabsha, an 18-month-old burned to death; his parents and four-year-old brother are ¬†fighting for their lives. In a separate incident one day earlier, six people marching in Jerusalem’s gay pride parade were


Another AFP Headline Flub

This weekend, a Palestinian armed with a machine gun opened fire at soldiers on a Jordan Valley checkpoint. The soldiers returned fire, and the Palestinian died. An unfortunately all-too familiar story. Most people will only know the basic info of what happened by skimming the headlines in their local paper or social media feed.¬†That’s why


Pulp Content and the New York Times’s Dead Palestinian

Editors tend to view wire copy as pulp content. You either edit the material to the length you need, or you can copy and paste key info into your own original content (with appropriate attribution, of course). Local papers use the reports differently, so editors tailor the headlines to fit available space in their print


December 8, 2014: Right-Wing ‘Hawks’ Only Fly in Israel

  Listen to Yarden Frankl on the Voice of Israel by clicking on the image above or on this link to play. Foreign correspondents covering elections in Israel have no problem labeling Israeli politicians as ‘hawks’ or ‘extremists.’ Yet despite his incitement-laced tirades, PA head Mahmoud Abbas is always referred to as a “moderate.”  


Selling Land to Arabs and Jews

Reuters writes about how there are many Arabs who live in predominantly Jewish neighborhoods of Jerusalem. Of course, that’s not how these places are described. Instead Reuters calls them “Jewish settlements on occupied land in East Jerusalem.” The article also mentions that recently some Arabs have been leaving these places because of a “surge of


Is The PLO Dictating Reuters Content?

A few days ago, the PLO warned foreign reporters not to use the name “Temple Mount” in reports about the Jerusalem holy site. The thrust of its argument is that the Temple Mount is located in occupied territory, and any reference to the site other than the Noble Sanctuary (Haram al Sharif in Arabic) encroaches