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Media Throws Israel Under the Bus

Media Throws Israel Under the Bus

A Palestinian publicity stunt gets the media’s attention.

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“It Doesn’t Mean The Outrage Wasn’t Genuine”

Jennifer Rubin usually raises hackles with her blogging at the Washington Post. Now, her latest controversy about a Gilad Shalit-related tweet is raising questions about how journalists on Twitter reflect on the papers they work for. But more importantly, the ombudsman’s response raises a happy precedent for HonestReporting and web activists. It started with the

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It All Started When Israel Fired Back… Again!

Who is the real aggressor as a rocket barrage strikes Israel’s south?

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

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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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Washington Post: Yesterday’s Opinions Today

By Sunday August 21, hundreds of rockets had fallen on southern Israel following a terrorist attack near Eilat. Israel had responded with air strikes. No surprise then that the Washington Post’s editorial for the day focused on Israel. Yes that’s right – the WaPo chose to feature Israel’s recent demonstrations for social welfare, which had

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Bibi Coverage: One Speech, Multiple Stories

Our look at some of the media coverage of the Netanyahu speech illustrates how we are at the mercy of one or two journalists and editors or the particular editorial or political line of a media outlet when it comes to coverage of Israel.

Egyptian FM Equates Hamas, George Washington

Talk about bad timing. On the same weekend that the US forgave $1 billion of Egyptian debt, the Washington Post published a Q+A with Cairo’s new Foreign Minister that won’t help Egypt’s relations with the US –  never mind Israel. Here’s Nabil Elaraby’s response to Lally Weymouth’s point about Hamas: Hamas is on the U.S. terrorist

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Washington Post: Bombs, Not Terrorists

Look at the following phrases from a single article today in the Washington Post. Jerusalem bomb kills…..Bomb explodes….A bomb detonated….rocket attacks fired from Gaza….killing of 5 members of an Israeli family….A bomb hidden in a bag detonated… Notice a pattern? Who is responsible for the attacks? Are bombs going off randomly? Did anyone fire those

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