Tag Archives: The Independent

“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


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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2011 Dishonest Reporting Awards

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

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Media Throws Israel Under the Bus

A Palestinian publicity stunt gets the media’s attention.