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2011 Dishonest Reporting Awards

2011 Dishonest Reporting Awards

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

Any Journo Would’ve Interviewed Shalit if Given the Chance

As journalists debate the ethics of the Gilad Shalit interview, Lawrence Pintak, the dean of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, calls a spade a spade. He writes in the Columbia Journalism Review: But how many reporters can honestly say that, given the opportunity, they would have turned down the chance to be the first to speak

Red Cross Did Not Examine Gilad Shalit Before Controversial Egyptian Interview

That Egyptian interview with Gilad Shalit took place before any medics had a chance to check his condition. Investigative journalist Richard Behar (Forbes) blows the lid: Last week, I sent an email to the interviewer, Shahira Amin, Egypt’s most famous TV journalist – posted afterwards in a news story. Three days ago, she responded at great

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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Media Cheat Sheet 10/23/2011

Everything you need to know about today’s media’s coverage of Israel. Gilad Shalit • This Patrick Chappatte cartoon sums up Faisal Al Qasim’s Gulf News commentary (via IsraellyCool) which calls the lopsided deal humiliating for Arabs. Qasim’s key snippet follows the cartoon. It is not a secret at all that the value of an Arab

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3 Questions From The In-Box

After a week off (mostly), it’s time to clear out the in-box. Here are three interesting questions. 1. What was Hamas trying to accomplish with that nasty Shalit interview on Egyptian TV? That interview was absolutely abusive.  Shahira Amin says Shalit wasn’t coerced, but how could it have be otherwise? Shalit was alone in Egypt, surrounded by Hamas personnel,

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