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2011 Dishonest Reporting Awards

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

December 13, 2011 10:20 By :

Media Cheat Sheet 12/06/2011

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Fallout continues from a trio of American diplomatic slaps at Israel. The Muslim Brotherhood has to navigate between...

December 6, 2011 18:50 By :

Terror Only Happens in the UK

Sky News is treating a pair of stone throwing incidents with real gravitas while security officials investigate this as attempted murder. Coverage includes photos of the concrete block and large rocks...

December 6, 2011 11:09 By :

5 Gilad Shalit Spin Games to Watch For

Gilad Shalit Israel and Hamas confirmed a deal to release Gilad Shalit within days. It’s a relief that there’s an end in sight. There will be plenty of debate about the wisdom of releasing...

October 12, 2011 0:18 By :

Only BBC Would Call Munich Terrorists “Paramilitaries”

The BBC just called this person “paramilitary.” If this is what the Beeb’s verbal gymnastics comes to, let’s really whitewash the ’72 Munich massacre and call the Black...

May 19, 2011 14:04 By :

One Man’s Terrorist Is Another Man’s Loser

• One man’s terrorist is another man’s loser. A NY Times memo instructs the newsroom not to refer to Bin Laden as Mr. At Jill and Bill’s request, we dropped the honorific for Bin Laden. Without...

May 3, 2011 14:33 By :

Reuters’ Moral Ambiguity Continues

It was a Reuters executive, Stephen Jukes, who most famously summed up Big Media’s moral ambiguity after 9/11 when he declared: We all know that one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom...

March 23, 2011 22:00 By :

Daily Mail’s Disgusting Letter

The Daily Mail publishes an anti-Israel letter without even bothering to check the false allegations.

March 22, 2011 17:07 By :

Stephen Walt’s Cold Words of Comfort

Cold words of comfort indeed from Professor Stephen Walt on the Itamar massacre. Walt, most famous for co-authoring The Israel Lobby, is no one-trick pony. In a 425-word post, 44 percent of his word...

March 14, 2011 14:31 By :

AP’s Fact Checking Fail

Don’t believe everything they tell you. Fact check everything. The most important lesson of Journalism 101 is an adage familiar to all reporters: If your mother says she loves you, check it out. Do...

March 10, 2011 9:37 By :