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8 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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7 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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7 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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4 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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4 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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7 days ago  ::  Dec 14, 2014 - 12:16PM #136
rocketjsquirell
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Acid attack on Israeli children not news for BBC, false Barghouti ‘arson’ claim left standing


On December 12th a terror attack took place at the al Khader junction on Route 60, north of Gush Etzion.


“A terrorist threw acid on seven Israelis in the West Bank on Friday, including a mother with her three young daughters and her niece. Two other pedestrians were wounded in the attack. The Palestinian suspect then chased another Israeli with a screwdriver and was shot by an armed passerby.”


. . .


Also on December 12th, a shooting attack took place at the Israeli embassy in Athens with no reported injuries. The incident was not reported on the BBC News website.


On December 7th a man wounded in the terror attack which took place at the Shimon Hatsadik light rail station in Jerusalem on November 5th died of his injuries. Sixty year-old Abd al-Karim Nafith Hamid was a resident of Jerusalem and his death brings the number of people killed in that terror attack to three. The BBC has not reported Mr Hamid’s death.


. . .


On December 11th investigators from the Fire Department announced that the November 12th incident in which a mosque in the village of Mughayir was severely damaged by fire occurred as a result of an electrical fault and was not a case of arson as had been suggested by Fatah’s Husam Zomlot in an interview with BBC World Service radio and stated by Mustafa Barghouti in an interview with BBC News.




bbcwatch.org/2014/12/14/acid-attack-on-i...


They do not call it the BIASED BROADCASTING SYSTEM for nothing. The problem is by presenting the news in such a manner, the BEEB is encouraging anti-Israel sentiment around the world. 



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6 days ago  ::  Dec 15, 2014 - 12:03PM #137
rocketjsquirell
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WELCOME TO TRIFECTA MONDAY!!!!!!



BBC’s Donnison Tweets Another Falsehood


honestreporting.com/bbcs-donnison-tweets...



The Economist Lumps Terror Victims and Terrorists Together


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The Economist‘s latest analysis of events in Israel contains the following paragraph:



Of late the conflict has been concentrated in cities, particularly Jerusalem. Since the summer, young Palestinians have often clashed at night with Israeli police. The mood turned uglier in the autumn over a campaign by Jewish radicals to establish a right to pray on the grounds of the al-Aqsa mosque. This is Islam’s third-holiest shrine, which stands on the ruins of the former Jewish temple. Palestinians have attacked Israelis with knives or used their cars as weapons. In total ten Palestinians, nine Jews and two Druze have been killed since October 22nd.



While The Economist is prepared to state that the al-Aqsa mosque is Islam’s third-holiest shrine, the mention of “the former Jewish temple” fails to acknowledge that the Temple Mount is Judaism’s holiest site. And what exactly constitutes the “grounds of the al-Aqsa mosque?”


More galling, however, is the published death toll. The Economist states that Palestinians have carried out attacks against Israelis. So why then are those Palestinians who perpetrated such acts (and died in the course of doing so) treated as victims of the very violence that they themselves carried out?


. . .


honestreporting.com/the-economist-lumps-...



New York Times Op-Ed: European Moral Equivalence at its Worst


An op-ed in the New York Times by Vincent Fean, Britain’s consul-general in Jerusalem from 2010 to 2014 exposes some of the glaring moral deficiencies in how the European diplomatic corp views the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.


Fean encourages European parliaments to recognize “Palestine” as a reward for “the nonviolence policy of the Palestinian Authority’s president, Mahmoud Abbas.” This despite Abbas’s incitement that has contributed to recent terrorism against Israelis.


But why should this concern Fean who treats Palestinian terror as the moral equivalent of Israeli actions?



The status quo is bad and getting worse. Europe condemns Hamas rocket fire into Israel, Israeli strikes against United Nations buildings in Gaza, and recent murders in Jerusalem. All are crimes against humanity.



While Hamas intentionally targets Israeli civilians with rockets, Israel harbors no such malevolent intent towards UN buildings in Gaza. Yet, in Fean’s opinion, both Palestinian terror and Israeli efforts to defend its citizens are “crimes against humanity.”


And yet more moral equivalence:



Life is sacred, irrespective of nationality — that of a three-month-old child in Jerusalem, or a 55-year-old minister in the West Bank.



How can the death of a three-month-old Israeli baby deliberately killed by a Palestinian terrorist who drove his vehicle into a crowd of Israelis at a light rail station be compared to that of a Palestinian with the blood of Israelis on his hands who suffered a heart attackwhile confronting Israeli soldiers?


. . .


honestreporting.com/new-york-times-op-ed...



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5 days ago  ::  Dec 16, 2014 - 9:39AM #138
rocketjsquirell
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ONCE AGAIN THE BEEB FAILS TO DISAPPOINT - The BEEB, providing disotrted coverage and stuff they just make up since . . ..



Within a week, the BBC failed to report on two terror attacks against Israelis and misreported several other stories, ignoring footage of an IDF medic treating a PLO commissioner.


BBC has a long history of apparent bias in reporting Israeli news stories and omitting real ones. This past week, however, it seems they were especially incompetent in their coverage of Israel. The British news corporation failed to report on two terror attacks against Israelis, and several stories that they did cover were full of significant errors that seemed to show overt anti-Israel biased.


BBC’s Blatantly Selective Coverage


According to BBCWatch, the network did not report the shooting of the Israeli Embassy in Athens, Greece, this past Friday morning. The terror attack did capture the attention of the UN Security Council, which condemned it “in the strongest terms,” and used the incident to say that “[terrorism] constitutes one of the most serious threats to peace and security.”


The watch group also noted that BBC neglected to report on another terror attack that took place on the same day at the al Khader Junction, north of the Gush Etzion block in Judea and Samaria. The terrorist threw acid on an Israeli woman, her three young daughters and her niece, and injured two more pedestrians. He then chased another Israeli with a screwdriver before being shot dead by an armed witness. Despite many outlets picking up the story, BBC made no mention of it.


Caught in Lies and Anti-Israel Reporting


BBC also published factually false stories on several occasions this week, the watchdog points out. On Thursday, investigators in Mughayir reported that a mosque found aflame in the village last month was not a case of arson by Israelis living in Judea and Samaria. Rather, the fire was sparked by an electrical fault. Still, BBC issued no follow-up of its original story, in which it quoted a Fatah and a former PLO leader presenting their false accusations as fact.


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unitedwithisrael.org/bbc-fudges-the-news...



 

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