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Top 10 Media Fails of the Gaza War

Click here for the mobile version of the presentation 1. Jon Donnison, BBC 1. Jon Donnison, BBC 1. Jon Donnison, BBC Posted 3 years 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

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 in Syria and the photo first appeared Oct. 28. He later apologized for the retweet… but with the original retweet going out to more than

2. BBC News

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 on BBC and CNN reports on the fighting. CNN took steps after the fact to verify the footage with Reuters, which distributed it. And after

3. Clayton Swisher, Al-Jazeera

  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 and can’t be done during wartime, it is to protect the lives of civilians. Even Israeli civilians. Swisher not only serves as an apologist

4. Palestinian Propagandists

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. One of fastest spreading images of the conflict showed a dead girl in the arms of Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh. The only problem was

5. Steve Bell, The Guardian

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 on the list. And this year is no exception. This cartoon of Benjamin Netanyahu published on the first days of the war offers so many

7. John Cook, Gawker

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 effort will be good enough for some of Israel’s critics. Internet magazine Gawker, which is usually more concerned with salacious details about the lives of

8. TechCrunch

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 issue one step further, taking the IDF to task for being, well…biased for Israel. Describing the IDF’s Twitter feed as “a rolling update of aggressively

9. Seamus Milne, Guardian columnist

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 Israelis who have the right to defend themselves. Seamus Milne is that kind of man. “To portray Israel as some kind of victim with every

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