Tag Archives: Robert Fisk

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Balance in the Eye of the Editor

Balance in the Eye of the Editor

Will Gore, the deputy managing editor of The Independent, weighs in on journalistic balance. It was prompted by a headline error (since corrected) and a Dave Brown cartoon (of which a formal complaint to the UK Press Complaints Commission was filed and dismissed). Gore adds, almost as a throwaway ending: There will always be those

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Suicide Bombers Rock Iranian Embassy

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. Israeli diplomats are already conceding failure in trying to stop a US-Iran interim nuclear deal. According to YNet: The nuclear talks are expected to resume in Geneva on Wednesday, and

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Fisk Revives Uranium Charge?

Robert Fisk‘s latest piece focuses on Yasser Arafat and it doesn’t make for pleasant reading. Included are such snippets as how Arafat “no longer wore socks, how he had a habit of picking loose skin from his feet during interviews, how the lavatories smelled.” Just as nauseating is how Fisk effectively whitewashes Arafat’s bloody history

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Did Israel Strike Syria Again?

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. How far has Egyptian public opinion of Hamas sunk after revelations that it intervened in Egypt’s revolution? Maan News reports that a visiting delegation of Hamas leaders — including Khaled

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Robert Fisk Equates Terrorists With Himself

I’m not sure why Robert Fisk is firing his guns now at the Newseum. The Washington-based media museum sparked outrage with its decision to honor Palestinian terrorists among fallen journalists. Newseum backed down and the program (held a month ago) went ahead without mentioning Hamas cameramen Mahmoud Al-Kumi and Hussam Salama. The two were killed

Shades of Gray

Charlotte Proudman, a blogger at The Independent, addresses Israel’s handling of illegal African migrants after one stole her purse in Tel Aviv. Yes, it’s a hotly-debated issue among Israelis, but three things struck me about her righteous indignation: 1. Proudman never entertains the notion that the Israeli-Egyptian border fence doesn’t just keep out African asylum

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Journos Draw Their Daggers on Robert Fisk

Looks like Robert Fisk burned his bridges with foreign correspondents with his too pious commentary about war reporting today and the deaths of Marie Colvin and Remi Ochlik in Homs. Here are the two particular snippets drawing his colleagues’ ire: “But on the streets, a different impression emerges: that the lives of Western reporters are somehow more

Fisked Off by Pro-Israel Orgs

In his latest column in The Independent, Robert Fisk bemoans receiving abusive emails: Here we go again. This libellous and racist quotation comes from an email sent to The Independent by “Bernadette”, a member of a pro-Israeli lobby group in Australia. … I don’t care about the vicious personal abuse – that’s what you get

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