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One Man’s Ultraconservative is Another Man’s Fascist

One Man’s Ultraconservative is Another Man’s Fascist

It ain’t just the word moderate that’s becoming abused by journos trying to make sense of the mushrooming Islamist parties. Reuters says Islamist is another word now “stretched to its limit.” The rainbow of varieties of political Islam has forced world media to start using unfamiliar terms such as Salafi — an ultraconservative champion of

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2011 Dishonest Reporting Awards

Our yearly roundup of the worst excesses of the media in 2011.

Vote for This Year’s Dishonest Reporter

Now’s the time to vote for the 2011 Dishonest Reporting Awards — our annual recognition of the year’s most skewed and biased coverage of Israel and the Mideast conflict. Please choose one of the three nominees below, along with a brief explanation why it deserves to receive our ignoble award. (You may also nominate someone

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Media Throws Israel Under the Bus

A Palestinian publicity stunt gets the media’s attention.

Media Cheat Sheet 11/01/2011

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel. Today’s big stories were UNESCO fallout, lingering issues from the recent Gaza rocketfire, and a surprising NY Times op-ed. UNESCO • Now that Palestine is a member of UNESCO, the US has cut funding and Canada is weighing its options. And the Palestinians? They’re already preparing

Reuters Refuses to Sack Pro-Palestinian Emailer

In September, the European Jewish Congress was roiled by a message sent from the Reuters email address of Svebor Kranjc, a Dutch camerman and picture editor, supporting the Palestinian statehood bid. The EJC pushed for Kranjc’s removal, saying he violated the journalistic code of impartiality. Now, the JPost reports that Reuters is refusing to fire Kranjc: A

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Media Cheat Sheet 10/26/2011

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel. Peace Process • Ambassador Michael Oren discussed latest issues at a Christian Science Monitor. Watch his take on the Gilad Shalit swap, the Arab Spring and Palestinian statehood. I’m embedding the latter. • Abbas wants a major prisoner release as a precondition for peace talks. The Daily

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The LA Times’ “Ugly” Obsession With Israel

Yesterday, I teed off on Reuters for it’s non-story about earthquake-stricken Turkey declining Israeli humanitarian assistance. The Turks have so far turned down all foreign aid offers. Strange, but that’s Ankara’s perogative. Now the LA Times churns out the same non-story. The Times itself even notes: But for now Turkey has politely declined help from

Media Cheat Sheet 10/24/2011

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel. Gilad Shalit • Egyptian journalist Shahira Amin writes an open letter to Israel explaining her interview with Gilad Shalit. I think it’s hooey. Here’s how the interview looked to me: A reporter who who rarely goes on air without some makeup and a bite to

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