- 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.
(via News Busters via Conservative Grapevine)