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Robert Fisk: Justice Served?

The Independent Admits Robert Fisk Story Was False

The Independent Admits Robert Fisk Story Was False

A Saudi prince wins damages against notoriously anti-Israel journalist Robert Fisk and The Independent for publishing a fraudulent story.

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

Poor Headline of the Day

Take a look at these two headlines from two UK newspapers: The same story but two very different meanings. The first is from the Daily Telegraph and correctly refers to the suspension of Arab-Israeli MK Haneen Zoabi for her participation in last year’s Gaza flotilla when she was a passenger on board the Mavi Marmara.

Raed Salah

Sudan Salivates Over Salah

For some people the truth is just too hard to bear. That Sheikh Raed Salah could be a particularly virulent anti-Semite that the UK government didn’t want spreading hate messages in its country is too simple an explanation. Writing on the Independent’s website, Richard Sudan sees a much more sinister hand at work: The illegal

Are Johann Hari’s “Intellectual Portraits” Plagiarism or Lip-Synch Journalism?

Johann Hari’s accused of plagiarism, which has British bloggers poring over his interviews with a fine-tooth comb. The results so far ain’t good. Brian Whelan, for example,  randomly chose an interview with Gideon Levy. And Whelan found a pattern of thoughts attributed to Levy (but not in quote marks) matching word for word with thoughts Levy expressed

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