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The LA Times’ “Ugly” Obsession With Israel

The LA Times’ “Ugly” Obsession With Israel

Yesterday, I teed off on Reuters for it’s non-story about earthquake-stricken Turkey declining Israeli humanitarian assistance. The Turks have so far turned down all foreign aid offers. Strange, but that’s Ankara’s perogative. Now the LA Times churns out the same non-story. The Times itself even notes: But for now Turkey has politely declined help from

Media Cheat Sheet 10/24/2011

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel. Gilad Shalit • Egyptian journalist Shahira Amin writes an open letter to Israel explaining her interview with Gilad Shalit. I think it’s hooey. Here’s how the interview looked to me: A reporter who who rarely goes on air without some makeup and a bite to

Media Cheat Sheet 10/10/2011

Commentary • I’m starting off with a great Wall St. Journal staff-ed (click via Google News) about the “Cinderella story” of Daniel Shechtman’s chemistry research: Today, Mr. Shechtman’s observations have been fully validated and quasicrystals are beginning to have commercial applications. But his story is a reminder that a consensus of scientists is no substitute

Media Cheat Sheet 10/09/2011

Here’s today’s assessment of media coverage, issues and trends. I go through the papers so that the HonestReporting staff (and now you too) don’t have to. Commentary • Must-read: Amir Taheri (Asharq al-Awsat) persuasively asks if Palestine is a nation or a cause. He points out that neither Fatah nor Hamas describe themselves as “national”

Media Cheat Sheet 10/4/2011

For as long as I’ve worked for HonestReporting, my primary job has been to go through the papers and send a daily roundup to the staff of what I see each day – a snapshot of developments and trends in coverage of Israel, along with my two-cent observations for in-house use. Since I’m looking at 39 papers, a ton

Monday Morning Reading

What to read before the work day begins? • Turkey Predicts Alliance With Egypt as Regional Anchors — Turkey’s foreign minister foresees Israel and Syria isolated by Egyptian-Turkish “Axis of Democracy.” • Abbas’ UN Fantasy – Ambassador Ron Prosor on why negotiations are the only way to statehood. • Palestinians May Win a Vote, But They

Sky News Ignores Palmer Report for UNHRC Flotilla Findings

Here’s a new low: Sky News‘ latest on Erdogan’s Arab Spring Tour ignores the Palmer report, and instead refers to the UNHRC’s more sensationalized bash-Israel “findings.” No mistake: the entire paragraph links to Sky’s UNHRC coverage: A subsequent inquiry by the UN into the incident found the military had broken international law and had acted with

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