Top 10 Media Fails of the Gaza War

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1. Jon Donnison, BBC
Posted 501 days ago

BBC reporter Jon Donnison retweeted a touching photo of wounded children, presumably victims of the Gaza War, adding his own commentary to the tweet. Turns out the children were wounded…

1. Jon Donnison, BBC
2. BBC News
Posted 501 days ago

Almost as soon as Israel launched Operation Pillar of Defense, the Pallywood machine cranked into gear, creating fake images of Palestinians being evacuated after an Israeli strike. The footage appeared…

2. BBC News
3. Clayton Swisher, Al-Jazeera
Posted 501 days ago

 

Clayton Swisher tweeted the claim that Palestinian rocket attacks at Israeli civilians were legal under the laws of war. In actuality, if there is one aim to restricting what can…

3. Clayton Swisher, Al-Jazeera
4. Palestinian Propagandists
Posted 501 days ago

While Palestinian propagandists have never been shy about parading images of their dead and wounded in order to gain sympathy from the world, the current conflict marks a new low.…

4. Palestinian Propagandists
5. Steve Bell, The Guardian
Posted 501 days ago

When it comes to building a Hall of Shame in coverage of the media war against Israel, you can always count on The Guardian to compete for a high place…

5. Steve Bell, The Guardian
6. Anthony De Rosa, Reuters columnist and social media editor
Posted 501 days ago

While mainstream media had no shortage of concern for Palestinian civilians at the expense of Israelis, a single tweet by Anthony De Rosa, an editor at Reuters, took insensitivity to…

6. Anthony De Rosa, Reuters columnist and soc…
7. John Cook, Gawker
Posted 501 days ago

While Israel takes extraordinary efforts to avoid civilian casualties in Gaza – as evidenced by the low number of Palestinians killed in more than a thousand Israeli airstrikes – no…

7. John Cook, Gawker
8. TechCrunch
Posted 501 days ago

Many technology websites noted that the IDF used Twitter to declare war on Hamas. TechCrunch, a highly-read technology blog (no. 6 on Technorati’s list of top 100 blogs) took the…

8. TechCrunch
9. Seamus Milne, Guardian columnist
Posted 501 days ago

It takes a man of extraordinary bias to look at thousands of rockets flying into Israeli cities, and to conclude, despite all evidence, that it’s the Palestinians and not the…

9. Seamus Milne, Guardian columnist
10. Chris Hughes, The Mirror
Posted 501 days ago

Granted unprecedented access to the front lines of Israel’s troop positions near the Gaza border, Hughes’ seemed to be describing a military build-up on the scale of the raid on…

10. Chris Hughes, The Mirror

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