Saturday, December 22, 2007

Unfair and Unbalanced

The Mid-East watchdog group Honest Reporting announced its annual Dishonest Reporter Awards, including these two:
  • Dumbest Reaction to Alan Johnston’s Kidnapping: National Union of Journalists

    After BBC reporter Alan Johnston was kidnapped by a Gaza clan linked to "The Army of Islam," Britain's National Union of Journalists sprang into action - by boycotting Israel. This NUJ statement explains why:
    We work closely with the Palestinian union through the International Federation of Journalists and the boycott call was a gesture of support for the Palestinian people - notably those suffering in the siege of Gaza, the community Alan Johnston has been so keen to help through his reporting.
  • Special Achievement in Verbal Gymnastics: Jeremy Bowen

    The BBC's Mideast Editor wins for this sentence (emphasis added):
    "There is no dialogue with those murderous terrorists," Mr Abbas said, referring to Hamas militants.
Read the rest here.

(via News Busters via Conservative Grapevine)

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