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6 months ago  ::  Apr 30, 2014 - 11:40AM #131
rocketjsquirell
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The laterst Golden Bias Award goes to Reuters!



Reuters’ Bungled Headline


"Israeli Forces demolish West Bank mosque as peace talk deadline passes"


If — instead of skimming the headlines — you bothered to read down to the sixth paragraph, you’ll see that the demolition had nothing to do with the passing of the April 29 peace deadline:


The Israeli army said in a statement that eight structures, including a “mosque in use”, were demolished because they had been built illegally inside a dangerous live-fire military training zone.


honestreporting.com/reuters-bungled-head...


If this sort of thing were a one time thing, it would not be a big deal. But this sort of thing is a constant everyday occurance. It happens in almost all media outlets.

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5 months ago  ::  Jun 03, 2014 - 10:52AM #132
rocketjsquirell
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and now a word about our friends at the Grey Lady






'The New York Times' and Israel


A six-month study found the New York Times consistently downplays Israeli views while promoting Palestinian perspectives.


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full article:


www.jpost.com/Opinion/Op-Ed-Contributors...




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5 months ago  ::  Jun 09, 2014 - 4:50PM #133
rocketjsquirell
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Just incase you missed the Grey Lady's most recent subtle anti-Israel reporting, here it is explained to you. Bias can be subtle and creep in under the radar. One must always be alert when you read the news.


NYT: Biblical Quote Evokes Gaza Rockets


As it is wont to do, The New York Times egregiously editorializes today in its coverage of President Shimon Peres' remarks at the Vatican yesterday ("At Vatican, Day of Prayer with Focus on Uniting"). Jim Yardley and Jodi Rudoren write:



Mr. Peres, for his part, did not mention rockets fired from the Gaza Strip, but evoked it with the Biblical quotation, "nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore.



How do The Times' writers conclude from Peres' citation of the oft quoted Isaiah 2:4 verse, which is also sung as a popular Hebrew song, that he was speaking in code about rocket fire from Gaza? And once Times writers are employing sheer speculation, why stop just at rocket fire? How do they divine that President Peres was not evoking suicide bombings, rock-throwing, stabbings, shootings?


In a separate noteworthy point, the same article refers to Jerusalem as "considered by both Israelis and Palestinians as their capital," as if the city holds an identical status for both nations. In fact, Jerusalem is the capital of Israel (despite occasional New York Times slippage on this point), will Palestinians would like it to be their capital. That's a critical distinction that exists in the real world, and therefore one that ought to be made clear in news stories.


By treating sheer speculation as news, and by obscuring concrete facts, The Times once again turns journalism's traditional mandate on its head.


full article:


blog.camera.org/archives/2014/06/nyt_bib...


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2 months ago  ::  Sep 02, 2014 - 4:08PM #134
rocketjsquirell
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a must read - explains how and why of BBC bias


The BBC's Widespread Antipathy Towards Israel:


Interview series: Att'y Trevor Asserson: On the basis of my interviews with present BBC journalists and those who have recently left, Israel is a hated state by many in the organization


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2 months ago  ::  Sep 02, 2014 - 4:09PM #135
rocketjsquirell
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Another example of the bbc getting it wrong - on purpose 


BBC News report on land and ‘settlements’ again hampers audience understanding


bbcwatch.org/2014/09/02/bbc-news-report-...

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