Tag Archives: The Independent

Yitzhak Shamir and the Ghoul Pool

The news cycle goes into overdrive when famous personalities die, which is why smart editors make sure to have obituaries written ahead of time and periodically updated. The practice strikes some people — especially the biographical subjects — as eerie. One newsroom staffer I know wryly refers to his paper’s collection of obits on file as

“Racist” Quote Mistranslated by Ha’aretz

The issue of African immigrants in Israel is a sensitive one that hasn’t portrayed Israel in a positive light by any stretch. While some Israeli politicians have disgraced themselves with utterly inappropriate language, others appear to have been deliberately misquoted to exacerbate the overall negative effect. Take Interior Minister Eli Yishai, the subject of a

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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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