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Johann Hari Apologizes, Takes Leave From Indy

Johann Hari apologized for the way he handled interview quotes. Unlike his previous apology, Hari also says he’s taking an unpaid leave of absence from The Independent to brush up on Journalism 101, undertaking to footnote his online articles, and returning his Orwell Prize. Hari also confesses to some sock puppetry on Wikipedia: The other thing

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Palmer Report: Israel Vindicated, Media Shrugs

What did the media choose to focus on and emphasize with the publication of the Palmer Report? A grudging acknowledgment that Israel did indeed have a valid case? Not exactly.

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Israelis “Horrifed by Zionism”?

US broadcaster Glenn Beck could certainly be described as a polarizing figure and many Israelis have not welcomed his high-profile visit to Jerusalem for his “Restoring Courage” rally. But check out the byline on this article in The Independent: Perhaps many Israelis are horrified by Beck’s outspoken views on many things. But to imply that

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Barrage of Bias: Horrendous Headlines

The events of the past few days have generated some horrendous headlines. Here are just a few that we spotted.

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Jody McIntyre Dumped by HuffPo and Channel Four

It just gets worse for Jody McIntyre, the anti-Israel activist fired from his blogger position at The Independent over tweets inciting UK rioters. In an interview with the Huffington Post, McIntyre was asked whether the Footlocker shoe store was a valid target for rioters: On a personal level I think Brixton police station would be

Johann Hari to Be Stripped of Orwell Prize

Now the Orwell Prize people are piling on Johann Hari. The Independent’s columnist was stripped of his 2008 award in the wake of plagiarism accusations. According to the Daily Telegraph, the Orwell Prize Council is delaying its announcement till after the Indy’s own investigation is complete. The paper already suspended Hari pending the outcome of

Dirty Hari Gets Even Dirtier

The saga of Johan Hari’s plagiarism just gets worse and worse. Even if I wasn’t already disgusted by Hari’s anti-Israel polemics, this latest piece of information, courtesy of Damien Thompson’s blog at the Daily Telegraph, has left me appalled at Hari’s unethical journalism: Hari’s heart-rending account of life in Birao, in the CAR, “appalled” the

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